6 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 6, free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians (PML). 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)
March 8, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE
Brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping and subheadings
Citation sensors

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5CE)
March 15, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 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.

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PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (1.5CE)
March 22, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 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)
March 29, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 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 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)
April 5, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 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)

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (1.5CE)
April 12, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET
We’ll give you lots of time to customize your MyNCBI account during the class.
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’ll look at the built-in My NCBI tools that help you manage your PubMed searches.
Share Collections
We’ll explore My NCBI filters and how to create a custom filter.

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