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How PubMed®Works: Free Online Class

How PubMed®Works: Free Online Class. NLM Tech Bull. 2020 Mar-Apr;(433):b6.

2020 April 09 [posted]

How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes presented via WebEx. The classes are intended for librarians, other information professionals, and anyone interested in learning in-depth about PubMed. The individual classes are:

  1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
  2. How PubMed Works: Selection
  3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
  4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

The following is a partial list of what is covered in each class. To see the full descriptions and to register visit the class page.

The Introduction class provides overviews about finding articles by a specific author, articles on a specific subject. The class also explores the Advanced Search Builder and Search History.

The Selection class covers issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape; the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database and NLM responsibilities and practices in collecting and providing access to the biomedical literature.

The MeSH class will explore the different components of the MeSH database and the 4 types of MeSH terms.

The ATM class will describe the contents of the 3 translation tables used to map your terms and we take an in-depth look at Search Details.

Each class requires separate registration and is eligible for 1.5 MLA CE credits. The sessions will be recorded, however, we are not currently offering CE for watching the recording.

Dates: May 5, 7, 12, and 14 at 2:00pm-3:30pm EDT and June 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 2:00pm-3:30pm EDT.

Register here:

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