Sunday, February 18, 2007

RxNorm and RxNav...from NLM

Try out the updated Web-based browser RxNav which allows you to search RxNorm, the NLM database of standard names for clinical drugs that references the names of approximately 17,000 clinical drugs from several sources. RxNav displays graphically links from clinical drugs, both branded and generic, to their active ingredients (e.g., Ibuprofen), drug components (e.g., Ibuprofen 200 MG) and drug forms (e.g., Ibuprofen Oral Tablet). It also associates generic with brand names (e.g., Ibuprofen / Advil).

Every aspect of the RxNorm database can be queried through RxNav, including the names and codes of drugs and components in the drug resources referenced by RxNorm. Spelling suggestions are offered when no exact match is found in RxNorm for a given input term. RxNav accesses the RxNorm server at NLM, which is updated monthly.

For more information:
about RxNorm
about RxNav

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Journals recently accepted for MEDLINE

A new web page on the National Library of Medicine (NLM) web site now lists the journals accepted for MEDLINE indexing. The LSTRC (Literature Selection Technical Review Committee) meets three times per year to decide on which journals meet NLM criteria. This page will be updated after each meeting (February, June, and October)

This new resource includes the full journal title, the journal title abbreviation, NLM Unique Identifier, first issue to be indexed, ISSN (print or electronic or both), and language of the journal. Links from the full journal title take you to fuller bibliographic information about the journal in the NLM Catalog.

Take a look at the list!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

New Bioethics Information Resources page

NLM announced a new consolidated Bioethics Information Resources Web page. This new easy-to-use electronic resource can assist you, whether you're a specialist in the field or researcher or clinician or the general public, in finding the bioethics information you need by searching NLM databases as well as linking to other Federal government and outside resources.

Take a look!