6 Free (online) PubMed CE Webinars from the NNLM Training Office

It’s almost 2018. Are you working on your AHIP? Set some new personal learning goals for yourself and join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for our free PubMed(r) for Librarians (PML) series. Take one or more (or all) of the classes.

Details are below. All times are Eastern.

PubMed(r) for Librarians: Introduction, January 10 , 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET


Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE. Brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping and subheadings. Learn what happens when you run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results and analyze search details. Several ways to search for a known citation

PubMed(r) for Librarians: MeSH, January 17, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET


Learn how to leverage the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database to build a search. Learn about the 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(r) for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping, January 24, 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 explosion feature, 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)

PubMed(r) for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search, January 31, 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 learn how to use MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore a topic. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search.

PubMed(r) for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features February 7, 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 studies. We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate evidence-based searching. Explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge (PubMed calls it a filter). We’ll take a quick look at PubMed Health as a source for published systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness research

PubMed(r) for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI, February 14, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET


Create a My NCBI account before class: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/account/register/

We’ll give you lots of time to customize your MyNCBI account Learn what a My NCBI account can do for you. We’ll look at the built-in My NCBI tools that help you manage your PubMed searches.

Sharing My NCBI Collections: We’ll explore available My NCBI filters, why you want to use My NCBI filters and how to create a custom filter.

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