MEDLINE from the National Library
of Medicine (NLM)
Other Interfaces to MEDLINE
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
In-Process Citations in PubMed
Journals on the Web
Health Information on the Web
This page is based on an appendix from Katcher BS. MEDLINE:
a guide to effective searching in PubMed and other interfaces.
2nd ed. San Francisco: Ashbury Press; 2006.
Library of Medicine offers a wide array of web-based resources
in addition to PubMed/MEDLINE, as can be seen from their home
page and from their list of NLM
Databases & Electronic Resources. At this writing, there
are 70 such resources -- everything from accurate and clearly
written health information for consumers (MedlinePlus,
which is also
available for mobile devices) to the NLM
Catalog (books, audiovisuals, journals, and electronic resources,
all indexed with MeSH) to the Visible
Human Project to a collection of online books (Bookshelf)
to the original
Index Catalog of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office
from the History of Medicine to the National Center for Biotechnology
Information (NCBI)'s Entrez
You can save your PubMed search strategies by creating a free
NCBI" account (a PubMed service). You can even schedule
regular repeat searches and receive the results via e-mail.
Technical Bulletin publishes information about changes as
they occur, and back issues are well indexed. For example, a recent
issue announced the release of RxNav,
a downloadable browser for RxNorm, the NLM repository of standard
names for clinical drugs.