The NIH Library has 15 informationists. They can help you find and use information you need and want; help you manage that information; and help you find and use the other NIH Library services that could be useful for you. Informationists are specially trained medical librarians, sometimes called "health information specialists." They are familiar with your subject expertise and dedicated to helping you with your information and related needs.
How Your Informationist Can Help You
Find the information you want: basic science, clinical science, old, new, popular and obscure.
An informationist specialty is to help design and execute systematic reviews. You might not know informationists can help you find data about drugs, patents, legislation, and equipment parts. They can find industry research summaries; policy documents; "gray" literature; and best practices. An Informationist can set up alerts to keep you current in your specialty.
Organize and manage your information, with training in use of information management programs like Endnote and Mendeley.
Perhaps a custom data service for documents or publications would be useful for you. (see Custom Information Solutions Service). If you deal with data, informationists can provide basic training and consultation and help you decide if you need specialized advice on data management, data visualization, data sharing and preservation. (see Data Services Program)
Help with presenting and communicating research.
Help with your manuscripts, including editing, formatting, references, and journal selection. (see Editing Service)
Find and use specialized library services.
Informationists can help you with bibliometric analyses (measure the impact of your research and analyze your research publication statistics) and refer you for expert assistance (see Bibliometric Service). If analysis of molecular genetics and genomics information is in your domain, you may benefit from bioinformatics support (see Bioinformatics Program).
You already have an informationist at the NIH Library who can help you. For more information, contact James King.