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National Library of Medicine Biography

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Description:

“The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences. The collections stand at more than 9 million items–books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images. Housed within the Library is one of the world’s finest medical history collections of old and rare medical works.”

“Fact Sheet,” www.nlm.nih.gov (accessed Nov. 1, 2007)

Mission:

“The National Library of Medicine:

(1) assists the advancement of medical and related sciences through the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health;
(2) serves as a national information resource for medical education, research, and service activities of Federal and private agencies, organizations, and institutions;
(3) serves as a national information resource for the public, patients, and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources;
(4) publishes in print and electronically guides to health sciences information in the form of catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, and online databases;
(5) provides support for medical library development and for training of biomedical librarians and other health information specialists;
(6) conducts and supports research in methods for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and communicating health information;
(7) creates information resources and access tools for molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health, and health services research; and
(8) provides technical consultation services and research assistance.”

“Fact Sheet,” www.nlm.nih.gov (accessed Nov. 1, 2007)

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