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Comings and Goings for PubMed® Limits

From a November 4, 2010 US National Library of Medicine news release

The following changes will be made to the PubMed Limits screen in November 2010.


Two subsets will be added:

Dietary Supplements: This subject subset was announced in the recent article, Dietary Supplements — A New PubMed® Subset.
Veterinary Science: This subject subset was added to the Special Queries page in 2007 (see Veterinary Search Added to PubMed® Special Queries). The strategy was originally called Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health.

The Space Life Sciences and PubMed Central® subsets will be removed from Limits; however, they will still be available for direct searching using space [sb] and pubmed pmc [sb] respectively. They will also remain available as My NCBI filters for PubMed.

At the same time, the labels on the subsets menu (Journal Groups, Topics, and More Subsets) will be removed and the subsets will be listed in alphabetical order.

Publication Types

Two new Publication Types will be added to the Limits menu, Type of Article, in preparation for changes to MeSH®vocabulary for 2011 (see upcoming article: What’s New for 2011 MeSH).

  • Autobiography
  • Video-Audio Media

Header change

The header over the selections Male and Female will change from “Gender” to “Sex.”

By Annette M. Nahin
MEDLARS Management Section


November 8, 2010 Posted by | Finding Aids/Directories, Librarian Resources | , , | Leave a comment

Get Smart : Know When Antibiotics Work

The US Centers for Disease Control publishes a wealth of information about antibiotics for consumers, health practitioners, and the media.

Topics include appropriate antibiotic use, dangers of antibiotic resistance, and an antibiotic quiz.

Information for Everyone includes both print and online materials, fact sheets, and Q and A’s.

Information for Healthcare Providers includes Treatment Guidelines, Patient Education Materials, and Continuing Education materials.

November 8, 2010 Posted by | Consumer Health, Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Health Education (General Public), Librarian Resources, Professional Health Care Resources, Public Health | , , , , | Leave a comment


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