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TITLE: Library of Congress (LC)
DESCRIPTION: Contains Digital Library for American history, THOMAS legislative services, library divisions, LOCIS, MARVEL, copyright issues, information for publishers, standards, and many more.
KEYWORDS: library of congress

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TITLE: National Agricultural Library (NAL)
DESCRIPTION: Contains a description of NAL's collections, products and
services, its mission statement, visitor information, and staff locator,
Answers to Your Questions on how to obtain answers to general reference
questions and get help from NAL's specialized information centers, How to
Access NAL's on-line collection of agricultural images, guidelines on
obtaining and donating materials, and other information products, as well as
information on How to Access AGRICOLA--NAL's Online Public Catalog and
Journal Article Citation Database

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database of
citations to the agricultural literature created by NAL and its cooperators.
Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the
database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the
15th century.  The records describe publications and resources encompassing
all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and
veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and
fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension
and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental
sciences.  Although the AGRICOLA database does not contain the materials,
thousands of AGRICOLA records are linked to full-text documents online, with
new links added daily.         
KEYWORDS: national agricultural library, agriculture

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TITLE: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
DESCRIPTION: "Every significant program of the Library is represented, from medical history to biotechnology." NLM is the world's largest biomedical library.
Fact Sheets: It provides descriptive and access information on the NLM services and databases.
Free MEDLINE: PubMed and Internet Grateful Med: "On June 26, 1997, NLM announced that its MEDLINE database of more than 8.8 million references to articles published in 3800 biomedical journals may be accessed free of charge on the World Wide Web. Two Web-based products, Internet Grateful Med and PubMed, provide this access."
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH(r)): It contains general and ordering, downloading information on MeSH. Users can also browse the MeSH tree structures. "The MeSH thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles from nearly 4,100 of the world's leading biomedical journals and for cataloging books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the Library. Each bibliographic reference to a document is associated with a set of MeSH terms that describe the content of the document."--Introduction.
NLM Cataloging Section Home Page: It provides information on NLM's cataloging policies and practices, full text of NLM Classification practices, etc.
NLM Locator: U.S. National Library of Medicine Online Catalog: "Locator searches the book holdings database (CATLINE), the audiovisual holdings database (AVLINE), the journal holdings database (SERLINE), and the directory of information resources (DIRLINE) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Information is also available on Library hours, policies, interlibrary loan and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)." Login as "locator". To exit, return to the main menu by pressing ; then select or press from the main menu.
E-MAIL: Customer Service
KEYWORDS: national library of medicine, medical library, health science library

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TITLE: The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
DESCRIPTION: Covers very comprehensive biomedical and health care information resources. The Network is administered by the National Library of Medicine. It consists of eight Regional Medical Libraries (major institutions under contract with the National Library of Medicine), 136 Resource Libraries (primarily at medical schools), and some 3,800 Primary Access Libraries (primarily at hospitals). Resources for medical librarians are provided through the NN/LM's Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs). Each RML maintains its own home page, which includes directories, newsletters, ILL policy, etc. for its region. Addresses of most health sciences libraries can be found in this server.
KEYWORDS: national library of medicine, medical library, health science library

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