5 Free (Online) PubMed CE Webinars From the NNLM Training Office

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering a series of 5, free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians (PML). All classes are 90 minutes and include hands-on work. Take one or more (or all) of the classes.

Details are below. All times are Eastern (please adjust for your time zone).

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5CE)
August 29, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed® is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to 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. Prior to the session: Create a My NCBI account, if you don’t already have one, so you can follow along.

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5CE)
September 5, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET

Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database
4 different types of MeSH terms
We’ll investigate the structure of the MeSH database (spoiler alert…it’s hierarchical) and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (1.5CE)
September 12, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET

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 MeSH explosion feature
We will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed (spoiler alert…there’s a phrase index)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (1.5CE)
September 19, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET

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 MeSH Heading and Subheading Coordination techniques used by the Indexers
We’ll 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

PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features (1.5CE)
September 26, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET

Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies
We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate searching for literature that supports evidence-based medicine
Explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge (PubMed calls it a filter)

Questions? Email me.

Rebecca Brown, MLS, AHIP
Training Development Specialist
NNLM Training Office
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah

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