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Exhibitions Connect: How Partners Bring NLM Health Information Resources to Communities Across America!

Librarians are the information superheroes of the 21stcentury. In today’s hyper-connected world, saturated with studies, reports, data, records, pictures, sponsored content, and even misinformation, librarians help us sort through it all and find the information that is meaningful, trustable, and that meets our needs. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest collection of…

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Physician-Patriots: Four Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Among the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were four practicing physicians: two famous for their work in medicine and two better known for their political activities. (A fifth signer, Oliver Wolcott, studied medicine for a time but never practiced.) NLM in Focus is celebrating Independence Day by looking back at the important roles…

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Seeking the Best—NLM’s Collection Development and Acquisition Section

When the National Library of Medicine needs to purchase new biomedical literature, chances are the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section is involved. They select, order, and receive thousands of materials and resources, in both print and electronic formats. And just like the Library’s collection, the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section is always evolving. This fall…

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A New Plus on the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Website

There’s a new “plus” on the NIH MedlinePlus magazine website. Whether you read English or Spanish, you can now access every article. Through feature articles, personal stories, infographics, and more, NIH MedlinePlus helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into health.” On the website, celebrities share their health struggles and triumphs, everyday Americans talk about how they cope with…

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Delivering on a Commitment: The NIH Manuscript Submission Team

If information is power, then the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) team is a super generator. Every month, the NIHMS team receives approximately 6,000 to 8,000 manuscripts for submission to PubMed Central (PMC). It’s part of a mission to make government-funded research available to everyone, everywhere, at any time. Managing the workflow efficiently is as complex…