NN/LM PNR DRAGONFLY: NLM Technical Bulletin Highlights
nnlm at u.washington.edu
Wed Jun 14 14:02:07 PDT 2000
What's happening to monographic citations from NLM specialty databases?
Does Locatorplus really contain citations to book chapters? Where is all
this heading? The NLM Technical Bulletin (TB) is the authoritative place
to look for announcements and details of systems enhancements. The
May-June 2000 issue has important information on the current and future
organization of NLM's bibliographic databases, migration of monographic
citations to Locatorplus, access to PDF versions of the List of Serials
Indexed for Online Users, and more. Now that the TB is published on the
web, NLM can post articles as soon as the information is available.
The reorganization of NLM's bibliographic databases is especially
pertinent to online searchers. PubMed contains Medline, Medline
in-process, and publisher-supplied journal citations. Books, book
chapters, audiovisuals, technical reports, unpublished documents, and
other monographic literature are in (or will soon be in) Locatorplus.
Meeting abstracts are moving to another web-based collection, along with
the pre-1966 journal citations. The NLM Gateway will interface initially
with these data sources. As the Gateway evolves, TOXNET,
ClinicalTrials.gov and other systems will be integrated. Check the
Technical Bulletin for details.
Dragonfly is the newsletter of the National Network of Libraries of
Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region. Produced by NN/LM PNR, under NLM
Contract N01-LM-6-3520. Nancy Press, Editor, pressno at u.washington.edu.
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