The PubMed Trainer's Toolkit

Instructional materials for teaching PubMed.
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Where Do I Find Evidence? Sources for Evidence-Based Practice from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) This is a slide deck with full notes for instructors. This is an interactive, 60-minute class on finding evidence in the biomedical journal literature using PubMed, evidence in the research results using ClinicalTrials.gov, and synthesis in authoritative reference sources in MedlinePlus and DailyMed. The class is designed for clinical staff and students of the clinical health professions. Oct. 19, 2021 60 min(s) PowerPoint / Slides
Introduction to PubMed These slides were designed to introduce PubMed to new users who have no prior experience with PubMed, and can be presented in about 45 minutes, as-is. However, we encourage you to abridge, expand, adapt and/or redistribute these slides to better meet the needs of your audience. Additionally, five slides (numbers 1, 2, 6, 13, and 38) should be either removed or modified, depending on your specific needs. These slides are free of copyright restriction, but we appreciate attribution to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Feb. 12, 2020 45 min(s) PowerPoint / Slides
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Tips for Using PubMed A two-page handout on the very basics of PubMed. Dec. 20, 2019 N/A PDF / Pamphlet
Tips for Using PubMed (version for editing) An editable version of a two-page handout on the very basics of PubMed. April 30, 2020 N/A MS Word / Course Materials
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PubMed: Find articles on a topic A brief tutorial on how to find articles on a topic using PubMed. Jan. 22, 2020 1 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Find articles by author A brief tutorial on how to find articles by an author using PubMed. Jan. 22, 2020 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Find articles from a citation A brief tutorial on how to find articles from citation information using PubMed. Jan. 24, 2020 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Find articles by journal A brief tutorial on how to find articles from a journal using PubMed. Jan. 23, 2020 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Find the latest treatments for a disease or disorder A brief tutorial on how to find the latest treatments for a disease or disorder using PubMed. July 27, 2021 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Get the full text for an article A brief tutorial on how to get the full text for an article cited in PubMed. Jan. 23, 2020 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Save searches and set e-mail alerts A brief tutorial on how to get alerts for articles on a topic using PubMed. Jan. 23, 2020 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed subject search: How it works A brief tutorial on how automatic term mapping and explosion enhance your PubMed search. Nov. 30, 2020 4 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
What is in PubMed? Learn what you can find in PubMed, and how it got there. Feb. 28, 2020 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed and MedlinePlus: Consumer health Help consumers find research in PubMed using MedlinePlus April 2, 2020 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Using the Advanced Search Builder Learn to use PubMed's Advanced Search features to refine your search with the example of a publication date range; and find journal and author names using the autocomplete feature. July 23, 2020 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
Using PubMed to Find Human-Related Studies This brief tutorial for expert users of PubMed explains how to search for studies indexed as being related to humans, how to separately search non-indexed records, and how to combine these two searches into one string. March 2, 2021 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
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Preprints: Accelerating Research What are preprints, and how are they changing how biomedical research results are shared? Should you use information from preprints? Should you share your own research results in a preprint? This 1-hour online, self-paced course from the National Library of Medicine for researchers, librarians, and others explains the basics of preprints, and explores the benefits and considerations of using and submitting preprints. Oct. 19, 2021 60 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Find Articles by Author How to search for an author in PubMed using the search box and Advanced Search (SCORM version). Jan. 22, 2020 2 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Find Articles on a Topic How to craft a simple topic search of PubMed (SCORM version). Jan. 22, 2020 2 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Find Articles from a Citation Find an article from the author, journal source, publication date or other citation data using PubMed (SCORM version). Jan. 22, 2020 3 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Find Articles by Journal How to search for a journal in PubMed (SCORM version). Jan. 22, 2020 2 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Find the Latest Treatments for a Disease How to quickly find articles about treatment for a disease using PubMed (SCORM version). July 1, 2021 2 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Get the Full Text of an Article How to link to the full text from PubMed (SCORM version). Jan. 22, 2020 2 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Save Searches and Set E-mail Alerts How to save a search and email search results in PubMed (SCORM version). Jan. 22, 2020 2 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed Subject Search: How It Works A brief tutorial on how automatic term mapping and explosion enhance your PubMed search (SCORM version). Nov. 30, 2020 4 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
What is in PubMed? Learn what is in PubMed and how it got there. Feb. 28, 2020 3 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed and MedlinePlus: Consumer Health Help consumers find research in PubMed using MedlinePlus April 2, 2020 3 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice This SCORM package is for uploading to learning management systems. Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice was created to help clinicians including nurses and allied health professionals develop a clinical question using the PICO framework and efficiently find relevant biomedical literature using PubMed. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes. This tutorial replaces the NLM PubMed for Nurses tutorial. Oct. 6, 2021 60 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
Using PubMed to Find Human-Related Studies This brief tutorial for expert users of PubMed explains how to search for studies indexed as being related to humans, how to separately search non-indexed records, and how to combine these two searches into one string. March 2, 2021 3 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
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How PubMed Works How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes presented via WebEx. Nov. 1, 2021 N/A HTML / Webinar Source Page
How PubMed Works - On Demand How PubMed Works On Demand is an online, at-your-own-pace class offered via Moodle. It is made up of 4 independent modules: Introduction, Selection, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), and ATM (Automatic Term Mapping). April 30, 2021 360 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
Drug and Chemical Information - On Demand Earn up to 6 hours of CE credit in this on-demand class. Learn about NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals, from interactions to adverse effects to clinical trial results. While you work through interactive hands-on scenarios, you’ll learn about the drug and chemical information-seeking habits of your patrons, helpful reference interview questions to ask, and how to efficiently navigate this unique information landscape. Sept. 15, 2021 320 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course

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