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PubMed for Librarians: Six Free Continuing Education Webinars

PubMed for Librarians: Six Free Continuing Education Webinars. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Jan-Feb;(420):b9.

2018 February 21 [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 the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE.
Receive brief introductions to Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), automatic term mapping (ATM), and subheadings.
Learn what happens when you run a basic PubMed search.
Discover citation sensors.
Search several ways for a known citation.
Date and time: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:00 PM—2:30 PM EST
Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-introduction-pubmed/8222

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH
Learn about the MeSH database and its four different types of MeSH terms.
Investigate the structure of the MeSH database (spoiler alert…it’s hierarchical) and look at the components of a MeSH record.
Date and time: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1:00 PM—2:30 PM EDT
Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-mesh/8223

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping
Learn 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, and what is and isn't included in Search Details.
We will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed (spoiler alert…there’s a phrase index).
Date and time: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 1:00 PM—2:30 EDT
Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-automatic-term-mapping-atm/8224

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 look at coordination techniques used by the NLM Indexing staff.
We will explore the Index feature to build a search.
We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search.
Date and time: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:00 PM—2:30 EDT
Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-building-and-refining-your-search/8225

PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features
Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies.
We will explore three PubMed features that facilitate evidence-based searching.
We will explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge (PubMed calls it a filter).
We will take a quick look at PubMed Health as a source for published systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness research.
Date and time: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 1:00 PM—2:30 PM EDT
Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-using-evidence-based-search-features/8226

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI
Learn what a My NCBI account can do for you.
Create a My NCBI account before class: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/account/register/
We will give you time to customize your My NCBI account during the class.
We will look at the built-in My NCBI tools that help you manage your PubMed searches.
Learn how to share My NCBI Collections.
Explore available My NCBI filters and learn how to create a custom filter.
Date and time: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:00 PM—2:30 PM EDT
Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-customization-my-ncbi/8227

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