TML News and Notes: April 2009
VCU Libraries Staff has collected a page of Internet resources to help you find reliable information about the current outbreak of swine flu: http://www.library.vcu.edu/tml/bibs/swineflu.html
This page includes links to :
• Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other national agencies
• World Health Organization (WHO) and other international sites
• Virginia Department of Health
• News sites
• RSS feeds
• Twitter feeds
If you haven't checked out our 15x15x15 online workshop series yet, be sure to sign up for one or more of our last sessions.
On Tuesday, May 5th the session will focus on Web 2.0 tools. To learn more and to sign up, visit http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/training/course_detail.asp?ID=6552.
On Friday, May 15th the session will focus on RSS Feeds. To learn more and to sign up, visit http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/training/course_detail.asp?ID=6553.
On Wednesday, May 27th, the session will focus on Legal Health Basics. To learn more and to sign up, visit http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/training/course_detail.asp?ID=6554.
All of these sessions start at noon, are only 15 minutes in length, and take place entirely online through Blackboard.
The National Library of Medicine began including the full names of authors in MEDLINE/PubMed citations to articles published in 2002. Beginning in May 2005 PubMed users were able to search for authors using their full first and last names (referred to here as full name). Please note that "first" name, sometimes called forename or given name, also includes middle names or initials. (Excerpt from NLM Tech Bull. 2009 Mar-Apr;(367):e12).
For the complete article see Skill Kit: Searching Full Author Names in PubMed®. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 Mar-Apr;(367):e12.