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Archive for April 15th, 2016

NLM Resources for Medical/Health Law Research

NLMLogoThe U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides scores of medical/health research databases and resources.  Several of these are helpful for medical/health law research.   PubMed/Medline is the free premier NLM biomedical literature database.  It contains over 25 million citations, including medical/health law journals, and many citations include links to full-text articles.  Its search template is sophisticated, yet easy to use.  You can also save searches, get automatic email alerts, and customize search results via a NCBI account.  NLM also produces MedlinePlus®, the free U.S. National Institutes of Health website that provides “information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.”  Consider starting at MedlinePlus® when first researching a medical/health topic.  Need information on hazardous chemicals, drugs, or public health issues?  Check out the NLM TOXNET page, Drug Information page, or Health Services Research & Public Health Information Programs page.  To see if a NLM resource can help with your research topic, consider searching is Databases, Resources & APIs site. [API=Application Programming Interface]  This is a portal to over 270 freely available databases and electronic resources.  You can search one resource, as well as identify appropriate resources to search according to Subject Terms, Data/Tools (eg, Downloadable Files, Mobile/Apps/Widgets), Information Resources (eg, Database, Images), and/or Communication (eg, Email, RSS).