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National Library of Medicine Announces Expansion of PubMed Health

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (, which provides integrated access to 18,000 clinical effectiveness reviews. PubMed Health organizes these clinical effectiveness research results, including full texts as well as summary information, for consumers and clinicians.

Users of PubMed Health can:

•Access the whole comprehensive collection of resources in a single search, including cancer information for consumers and clinicians from the National Cancer Institute

•See the results of a simultaneous search for reviews in PubMed

•Refer to consumer medical encyclopedia search results also delivered simultaneously

•Follow RSS feeds of featured reviews and “Behind Headlines,” which looks at the research behind news stories

•Learn to make sense of research results in its “Understand clinical effectiveness” and “Behind Headlines” sections

•Share resources via e-mail and social media with “Add this”

NLM invites you to visit PubMed Health, learn more about the Web site ( or follow the project on Twitter @PubMedHealth ( to help you keep up with the evidence on healthcare effectiveness.


MedlinePlus Spanish Twitter Feed

The National Library of Medicine is excited to announce a new Twitter feed from MedlinePlus en español  – @MedlinePlusEsp.  Follow @MedlinePlusEsp for trusted health information in Spanish.  Stay up to date on the latest health news,health observances, seasonal health issues, and healthy living tips, all inSpanish.  If you have any questions about @MedlinePlusEsp, contact the MedlinePlus team at NLM via the contact form linked from every page on MedlinePlus.

Here is a Spanish translation of the above message:

La Biblioteca Nacional de Medicinade los EE.UU (NLM) se complace en anunciar una nueva cuenta de Twitter para MedlinePlus en español: @MedlinePlusEsp.  Siga @MedlinePlusEsp para
encontrar información confiable de salud en español. Manténgase al día de las últimas noticias, datos oportunos en el área de salud y consejos para vivir una vida saludable ¡todo en español!



Free (until 7/8) iPhone/iTouch pocket medical Spanish app

Got an iPhone or iTouch?

Got any version of Epocrates? (Rx, Rx Pro, Essentials and Essentials Deluxe)

You can download the Pocket Medical Spanish with Audio  ( app by Modality for free until July 8, 2011.

The app allows you to communicate with, diagnose, and treat Spanish-speaking patients more effectively at the point of care.


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FirstConsult (from MDConsult) available for iPhone, iPad at no charge !

MD Consult LogoBecause of Hardin Library’s subscription to MDConsult, University of Iowa affiliates may now also access First CONSULT for iPhone/iTouch/iPad at no charge. 

First CONSULT does not require a data or wireless connection to use this after the initial install.

To get started:

1.  Access Hardin’s subscription to MDConsult (

2. Create an account.

3. Go to the apps store and search for First Consult.

4.  Load the First Consult app, and then log on using the account you created in MDConsult.

If you have questions, please contact Shane Wallace , Hardin’s Emerging Technologies Librarian.


MKSAP 15 is now available @Hardin

MKSAP 15 (medical knowledge self-assessment program) is available on CD-ROM for checkout from the Hardin Library Information Commons East/Simulation Center.  Ask for it at the service desk.

MKSAP 15 is intended for physicians who provide personal, nonsurgical care to adults and residents preparing for the certification exam in internal medicine.


Want to try Windows 7? We’ve got it!

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has three Windows 7 beta test machines available on the 3rd floor.  Try them out and report your problems to Information Technology Services.


Get your journal alerts as Tweets!

Do you like Twitter? Now you can get journal alerts for titles like NEJM and Lancet. See spreadsheet.


More dissertations available online

The Libraries now subscribe to Proquest Digital Dissertations, which includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.  Most U.S. and Canadian dissertations from 1997-present are available as downloadable pdfs.

For more information, see the  library guide to dissertations.


Alltop – get health headlines

Alltop is a website which is described as an “online magazine rack” of popular topics.

Hardin Library has created a list of medical journals and magazines to assist in finding exactly what you need.

You can find the link to Hardin Library’s list right here .


NCBI BioSystems Database now available

The NCBI BioSystem, a new pathways database ( is now public.
The database can be searched directly or accessed via links from databases such as Entrez Gene, Protein, PubChem Compound, and more.  

This free resource may be a good solution for researchers who can’t afford Ingenuity Pathways or similar products.

Ready to get started?  A quick start guide is available:

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