montage of headshots (nine women and one man)

Catching Up with NLM Catalogers

Can you find the book, article, or video you need? Thank a cataloger. Catalogers are concise and precise. They’re logical. They pay attention to every little detail, and they understand the big picture, too. Catalogers combine descriptive information (title, author, publication details) with subject analysis to create a standardized record for each item in the…

The face of the Nobel Prize medallion shows the profile of Alfred Nobel

How shiny is a Nobel Prize?

How shiny is a Nobel Prize? This might be a fun time to find out. On October 1, NIH announced that another NIH affiliated scientist has won a Nobel Prize. Anyone curious about what exactly a Nobel prize looks like is welcome to visit the Reading Room of the National Library of Medicine’s History of…