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April 2010

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PubMed Reaches 20 Million Citations

The National Library of Medicine announced that it has expanded PubMed to include citations to articles published back to 1947.  With this increased coverage, PubMed now contains over 20 million citations to the biomedical literature.  Access to older literature is vital for many research questions and this new indexing makes it easier to find information on the history of cancer research.  All PubMed citations are linked to the Research Medical Library online and print journal holdings through the “Find It” button. 

To learn more about the retrospective indexing in PubMed, read the NLM Technical Bulletin article:

If you need assistance with PubMed, contact one of the library staff by calling 713-792-2282 or email

Research Medical Library Has a New Website

The Research Medical Library website has had a major facelift.  Take a look at our video introduction to the website at

We’d love to hear your feedback on the new website.  Please take our brief survey at




The Cochrane Library Unveils New Journal Club Resource

The Cochrane Library is the premier evidence-based resource for systematic reviews and they have updated their search interface and added a new Cochrane Journal Club publication.  The Cochrane Journal club introduces a recent systematic review, provides background information, a podcast of key points, PowerPoint slides, and discussion questions to explore the methods in more detail.

Two of the recent issues are cancer-related:

To access the Cochrane Journal Club, visit

For more information about Research Medical Library support of journal clubs, visit or contact Clara Fowler at or 713-745-1538.

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