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National Library of Medicine (NLM) Information

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), plays a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice.

  • NLM is the world's largest biomedical library and developer of more than 200 electronic databases
  • Scientists, health professionals, and the public search the Library's online information resources more than one billion times each year
  • Its mission is to ensure that anyone with need has access to health information across the United States
  • The National Network of Libraries of Medicine and health information libraries are NLM's key partners in making information available to anyone with need

Information sheets

April 2018