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PubMed for Librarians: Six Free Continuing Education Classes

PubMed for Librarians: Six Free Continuing Education Classes. NLM Tech Bull. 2017 Jan-Feb;(414):e1.

2017 January 06 [posted]

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for our PubMed for Librarians series. Details and links to registration are below. All times are Eastern.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction
Learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.
Date and time: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/pml_intro/369


PubMed for Librarians: MeSH
Learn about the National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the four different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. We will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.
Date and time: January 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/pml_mesh/370


PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping
Learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM helps you search effectively with keywords. We will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn't included in Search Details, and we will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.
Date and time: February 1, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/pml_atm/371


PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search
This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will learn how to use MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we will explore the Index feature to build a search and explore a topic. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.
Date and time: February 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/pml_building/374


PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed's Evidence-Based Search Features
This class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design. We will look at three PubMed features that facilitate evidence-based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.
Date and time: February 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/pml_ebm/373


PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI
Learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identify available filters in your My NCBI account, and create a custom filter.
Date and time: February 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/pml_ncbi/372

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