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National Library of Medicine

 (NLM)
a library and information resource center that is part of the national institutes of health; it collects, organizes, and makes available biomedical science information to investigators, educators, and practitioners and carries out programs designed to strengthen medical library services in the United States. It publishes the index medicus, and its electronic databases include medline and MEDLINEplus.

National Library of Medicine

The world’s largest repository of medical information, and part of the US National Institutes of Health, which is located on its own campus in Bethesda, MD. It has 17 million records in 150 languages.

National Library of Medicine

Medical informatics The world's leading repository of medical information, part of the NIH, located on its campus in Bethesda, MD. See GRATEFUL MED, Index Medicus, Literature search, MEDLINE.

Na·tion·al Li·bra·ry of Med·i·cine

(NLM) (nash'ŏ-năl lī'brar-ē med'i-sin)
World's largest medical library; collects materials in all areas of biomedicine; health care; biomedical aspects of technology, humanities, and physical, life, and social sciences; collections include books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs, and images; Web page provides access to multiple types of health care information.
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2, 1956, MS C 471 (Public Health Service Hospitals historical collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.); Stein, Alone No Longer, 60, 168; Martin, Miracle at Carville, 151, 204.
"Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors (Systemic)." Medlineplus Health Information, National Library of Medicine. Micromedex Inc.
In 2004 they requested over 800,000 articles from libraries who serve them (National Library of Medicine 2005c, p.
The National Library of Medicine is the author of a very sophisticated controlled vocabulary, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), but there are also many other controlled vocabularies related to biomedical topics, each designed with particular subject areas and purposes in mind.
While the term has a variety of connotations in different contexts, it is foremost a National Library of Medicine initiative that provides funding for planning and developing health sciences centers' systems which integrate management of, and access to, a wide array of information resources including clinical, research, library, and administrative.
AEGIS, besides making available AIDS news from sources around the world, has worked with the National Library of Medicine to post missing information on its site, http://www.AEGiS.org, and at NLM.
Beginning October 1, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will begin distributing its MARC bibliographic files (Catfile, Serfile, CatfilePlus, SerfilePlus) in UTF-8 rather than MARC-8 format.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new video tutorial, MeSH on Demand: Finding MeSH Terms in Your Text.
National Library of Medicine (NLM), are joining forces to digitize the complete backfiles of a number of medical journals.
The National Library of Medicine has updated the following statistical resources to include Fiscal Year 2017 MEDLINE/PubMed data:
(1) As of December 31,2003, a National Library of Medicine PubMed search using the term SARS produced >1,500 results; a popular Internet search engine produced more than 5.3 million.

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