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Wondering Wednesdays: Drug Information Portal

We at NLM in Focus do our best to inform you about the people, products, and programs of the world’s largest medical library. However, there are always more questions to answer and realms to explore. We are pleased to present this new, occasional feature, in which we answer questions we think might be on your…

Rosie the Riveter promotes NLM's Wikipedia Edit-athon

Getting it Right on Rare Diseases: The National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s First #citeNLM2018 Edit-a-thon on April 17

It seems like a natural collaboration: The world’s largest medical library and the world’s largest encyclopedia. On April 17, medical librarians and others will participate in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to make it easier to get credible, evidence-based information on rare diseases. “Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world. People visit to…

aerial view of NLM in 1968

No Fooling: NLM Officially Became Part of NIH on April 1, 1968

With this article, we begin an occasional series on key events in NLM’s history that took place in 1968. What’s in a name? Since its founding as the Library of the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army in 1836, today’s National Library of Medicine has had several different names and affiliations. In 1922,…