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National Library of Medicine Unveils Web-Based Online Catalog

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National Library of Medicine Unveils Web-Based Online Catalog

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced that it has unveiled the library's new Web catalog, LOCATORplus, which will allow anyone with Internet access to find out what books, journals, audiovisuals, manuscripts, and other items are contained in the world's largest medical library. The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, has more than 5.3 million books, journals, artworks, and other materials in its collection.

"LOCATORplus is a big step forward for library users," said Donald Lindberg, director of NLM. For example, users can search by author, subject, title, conference name, keyword, and many other specific fields, then e-mail the results to themselves. New receipts of both serial and monograph materials are displayed along with information about materials that are on order or available electronically. Hotlinks to online journals are available from many records. Direct access to a variety of other resources is available from LOCATORplus, including MEDLINE, MEDLINEplus, Images of the History of Medicine, TOXNET, HSTAT, and other U.S. medical library catalogs.

LOCATORplus is part of NLM's new integrated library system that is being used for acquisitions, serials control, cataloging, collection management, circulation, and preservation. …

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