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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General NLM Information
Hours, Using the Library

Finding Consumer Health Information
Searching for Disease, Drug, and Therapy Information in MedlinePlus and Other Resources

Getting Articles, Borrowing Books
Loansome Doc Article Ordering Service,
Interlibrary Loan

MEDLINE/PubMed and Other Databases
Searching the Medical Literature,
Using PubMed, and the NLM Gateway,
MEDLINE Journal Selection and Indexing

Reference Questions
Finding Statistics, Images, Psychological Tests;
Other Research Questions

Easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions

History of Medicine Division (HMD)
Using HMD's Reading Room, Historical Materials
(books before 1914; journals before 1871)

Searching the Library Catalog (LocatorPlus)
Searching for Books, Journals, and Audiovisuals Owned by NLM

Cataloging and Bibliographic Questions
NLM Classification, CIP, Authority Records,
Indexing Questions

General Information, Requests, DOCUSER, SERHOLD, LD Patron Admin

NLM's Extramural Programs
Grants, Fellowships, Contracts

NCBI Sequence Databases
National Center for Biotechnology Information's BLAST, Entrez, and Sequin

Environmental Health and Toxicology
Using TOXNET, TOXMAP, and the Household Products database

We cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Those issues should be addressed directly with your healthcare provider.

Last reviewed: 29 February 2008
Last updated: 29 February 2008
First published: 01 January 1998
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