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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In what order do stories appear in NLM in Focus?
The most recent postings appear on the home page. Stories from 2004 to present appear in the archive, in reverse chronological order.

How do I find stories?
You can either search by a specific name (for example, Dr. Donald Lindberg) or subject (for example, Visible Human Project), or by a broader topic (such as People, Places, Programs & Services, and Publications).

How do I find stories from a specific date?
To locate a story by date, browse the NLM in Focus archive, where stories appear in reverse chronological order, from the newest to the oldest.

What is RSS?
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. Subscribing to the NLM in Focus RSS feed is a way to be notified automatically when new stories are added to the site. RSS allows you to read new stories through an RSS reader. In order to subscribe to the NLM in Focus RSS feed, you will need a desktop or browser-based RSS reader. Many free RSS readers are available online, and you can use any search engine to locate one. To subscribe to NLM in Focus via RSS, click on the RSS link on the left sidebar on any NLM in Focus page.

How do I link to an individual story?
To obtain the URL for a specific NLM in Focus story, click on the link that says “Link to this entry” at the bottom of the story.

How do I print an individual story?
To print an individual NLM in Focus story, click on the link that says “Printer friendly version” at the bottom of the story you would like to print.

How do I e-mail an individual story to myself or someone else?
To e-mail an individual NLM in Focus story, click on the link that says “E-mail this entry” at the bottom of the story.

How can I submit comments, make suggestions, or ask questions about NLM in Focus?
NLM in Focus welcomes your questions, comments and ideas. Please contact NLM in Focus editor Shana Potash at publicinfo@mail.nlm.nih.gov and 301.496.6308.