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The HealtLINE blog serves as a means to facilitate communication to HealthLINE members beyond the capabilities of the HealthLINE listserv and provides information about HealthLINE meetings, CE classes, news, website suggestions, and more. It was originally launched in March 2004.


Blog posts from March 2004 through October 27, 2010, may still be viewed at http://healthline.blogspot.com/. This site includes all posts since October 29, 2010.

  • 06/29/2011 8:23 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    Our library doesn't have access to a paid citation management software like RefWorks, so I've been looking at what is available for free. Zotero is what I keep coming across, so I'm happy to see that the ACRL has published a guide titled, Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators.

    The book is available from the ALA website for $36.00, or just $12.00 for an electronic copy.

    Source- ResourceShelf
  • 06/28/2011 8:06 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    SCC/MLA is offering a self-paced class titled, Get Mobilized: An Introduction to Mobile Resources and Tools in Health Sciences Libraries. It starts July 18 and goes until October 2. Registration is open until July 14th.

    I haven't seen this on the SCC/MLA blog yet, but an announcement did show up on Alisha764's blog today.
  • 06/27/2011 3:59 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    The tech site, Gizmo's Freeware, has a thorough list of free books that are available online. The books can be searched by category/genre, or you can browse the 300+ sources alphabetically. There is a health/fitness/medicine category that includes books for health care professionals and consumers.

    Thanks to the iLibrarian blog for the tip.
  • 06/15/2011 7:00 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    The National Academies Press has announced that over 4,000 of their books are now available for free in PDF format. You will have to give them your email address at the very least, or you can create a free account for more options.
  • 03/29/2011 9:14 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    See the most recent NLM Technical Bulletin for info on the redesign of My NCBI. It's a pretty lengthy post, but I did not see when the changes are supposed to take place.
  • 03/21/2011 7:04 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    Have you heard about the new tool that links MedlinePlus directly into the electronic health records? Want to learn more?

    The Midcontinental Region of the NLM is offering a free webinar on March 30 at 12:00. A lunch and learn!
  • 03/10/2011 7:41 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    A free webinar series on grey literature starts up April 5. More tools for the toolbox!

    You do have to register with Academy Health, the sponsoring organization.
  • 03/01/2011 6:31 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    An article from the journal Database reviews 28 different 3rd party tools for PubMed.

    PubMed and Beyond: A Survey of Webtools for Searching Biomedical Literature

    Very interesting. My favorite tool, based solely on name, is Anne O'Tate.
  • 01/21/2011 2:40 AM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    Join us in congratulating Clayton Crenshaw, the most recent recipient of the HealthLINE Librarian of the Year Award. Our organization is lucky to have someone so dedicated and hardworking!

    Clayton CrenshawClayton Crenshaw- LOTY
  • 12/10/2010 6:58 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    I read an interesting post from Resource Shelf that both Google and Bing offer proximity searching. I've been quite out of touch as this has been available in Google for over five years!

    The operator for Google is AROUND(x). Example: Librarians AROUND (5) awesome should find instances where 'librarians' and 'awesome' occur within five words of each other.

    The operator for Bing is near:(x) Bing has quite a few other advanced search options that I wasn't aware of. Worth checking out.
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