Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Matas Library services impacted by the lapse in government funding - NLM is not supplying interlibrary loans.

The Interlibrary Loan system used by the Matas Library, DOCLINE, remains available at this time.   Unfortunately, materials that we would usually receive from the National Library of Medicine, such as foreign language journals and other unique materials only available in the National Libary of Medicine collections will not be available to our users until the NLM departments are staffed.   

PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding.  The information on the PubMed website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period.

Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine will be closed until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at

Vanderbilt has compiled a list of frequently used federal online resources in the health sciences affected by the government shutdown, including AHRQ, CDC, NCBI databases and PubMed. These resources are working, but will not be updated until funding is enacted. (ERIC in EBSCOhost is available) sites, services, and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice.

National Archives

Library of Congress

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