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Table of Contents: 2024 JANUARY–FEBRUARY No. 456

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How PubMed® Works: Free Online Classes

How PubMed® Works: Free Online Classes. NLM Tech Bull. 2024 Jan-Feb;(456):b5.

2024 January 18 [posted]

How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes with live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and Q&A time with PubMed experts. The classes are intended for librarians, other information professionals, and anyone interested in going in-depth about PubMed. It's suitable for participants brand new to PubMed and those who want a refresh.

Register for each class you'd like to attend. Earn 1.5 Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits for each class you attend.

How PubMed Works: Introduction

  • February 20, 2024, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • In this class:
    • Learn what PubMed is and what's in it.
    • Practice how to find articles by a specific author or about a specific subject.
    • Review PubMed features like the Advanced Search Builder and Search History and Details.
  • Register here

How PubMed Works: Selection

  • February 21, 2024, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • In this class:
    • Review the selection criteria for the different components of PubMed, including MEDLINE and PubMed Central (PMC).
    • View tools for assisting your patrons with evaluating the quality of publications.
    • Ask MEDLINE and PMC staff your questions.
  • Register here

How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

  • February 27, 2024, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • In this class:
    • Explore the MeSH database, the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary used for indexing MEDLINE articles.
    • Go in-depth about the 4 different types of MeSH terms.
    • Practice finding MeSH terms for a topic and using those in a PubMed search.
  • Register here

How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

  • February 29, 2024, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
  • In this class:
    • Go behind-the-scenes of PubMed with an in-depth explanation of how PubMed processes your search with ATM.
    • Learn what's included in the three translation tables used for ATM.
    • Practice verifying how ATM is interpreting your search.
    • See how to access PubMed's phrase index.
    • Take an in-depth look at author searching.
  • Register here

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