The Society of Hospital Medicine and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., have announced that the Journal of Hospital Medicine has been selected for indexing and inclusion in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online). MEDLINE is a bibliographic database containing approximately 13 million references to journal articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and pre-clinical sciences dating back to the mid-1960s. It is a component of PubMed, part of the Entrez series of databases provided by the Library's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The Journal of Hospital Medicine, an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), debuted in February 2006 and is a forum for peer-reviewed research articles and evidence-based reviews in the specialty of hospital medicine. The Journal disseminates hospitalists' findings and fosters informed debates on medical issues and healthcare trends that affect hospital medicine and patient care.