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 literature using PubMed and Bookshelf, 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. Jan. 26, 2024 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, 5, 12, 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. June 8, 2023 45 min(s) PowerPoint / Slides
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Tips for Using PubMed A two-page handout on the very basics of PubMed. Dec. 23, 2022 N/A PDF / Document
Tips for Using PubMed (version for editing) An editable version of a two-page handout on the very basics of PubMed. Dec. 23, 2022 N/A MS Word / Document
Consejos para usar PubMed | Tips for Using PubMed (Spanish) Un folleto de dos páginas sobre los conceptos básicos de Pubmed. Dec. 23, 2022 N/A PDF / Document
Consejos para usar PubMed | Tips for Using PubMed (Spanish version for editing) Un folleto de dos páginas sobre los conceptos básicos de Pubmed. Sept. 20, 2022 N/A MS Word / Document
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What is in PubMed? Learn what you can find in PubMed, and how it got there. Jan. 19, 2024 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Find articles on a topic A brief tutorial on how to find articles on a topic using PubMed. June 1, 2022 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. Dec. 6, 2023 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. Aug. 8, 2022 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. 10, 2024 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. Dec. 20, 2022 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. Dec. 7, 2022 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Save searches and set email alerts A brief tutorial on how to get alerts for articles on a topic using PubMed. Dec. 6, 2023 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. Dec. 12, 2023 4 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed and MedlinePlus: Consumer health Help consumers find research in PubMed using MedlinePlus. Jan. 31, 2023 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
Proximity Searching in PubMed This tutorial demonstrates how to use proximity searching to find terms close to each other in PubMed. Search for multiple terms appearing in any order within a specified distance of one another in the [Title] or [Title/Abstract] fields. Nov. 29, 2022 4 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. Jan. 9, 2023 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. May 11, 2023 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
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What is in PubMed? Learn what is in PubMed and how it got there. Jan. 24, 2024 3 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
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. Jan. 18, 2024 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). Dec. 6, 2023 2 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Find Articles on a Topic How to craft a simple topic search of PubMed (SCORM version). June 1, 2022 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). Aug. 8, 2022 3 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Find Articles by Journal How to search for a journal in PubMed (SCORM version). Jan. 9, 2024 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). Dec. 20, 2022 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). Dec. 7, 2022 2 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
PubMed: Save Searches and Set Email Alerts How to save a search and email search results in PubMed (SCORM version). Dec. 6, 2023 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). Jan. 12, 2023 4 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. Nov. 14, 2023 60 min(s) ZIP / SCORM Package
Proximity Searching in PubMed This tutorial demonstrates how to use proximity searching to find terms close to each other in PubMed. Search for multiple terms appearing in any order within a specified distance of one another in the [Title] or [Title/Abstract] fields. Nov. 30, 2022 4 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. May 11, 2023 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. July 7, 2023 360 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
Drug and Chemical Information 3. Exploring New Drug Research This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for healthcare professionals and researchers conducting systematic reviews or other in-depth research. Through hands-on exercises, learners will practice advanced PubMed search techniques using the MeSH vocabulary to find the latest research about drugs and chemicals, including clinical trials. Participants will practice their new skills in authentic problem-based scenarios focused on assisting library users with their clinical and research information needs. July 14, 2023 N/A HTML / On-Demand Course
Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Changes and PubMed Searching - On Demand Every year, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, added, or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? This class, intended for expert searchers, answers these questions. Feb. 21, 2023 90 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
Topic Searching in PubMed: Using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Learn how to use the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for expert PubMed searching in this hands-on, self-paced course. April 6, 2023 N/A HTML / Tutorial
How PubMed Works - On Demand Are you new to PubMed? Maybe you'd like a refresher. This on-demand, 4 module online class walks through all the parts of the PubMed interface. Each module is designed to take approximately 90 minutes to complete, and each is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits. You can start and stop at your convenience, and take only the modules that interest you. Each module is made up of a pre- and post-test, a recording and an assignment. July 20, 2023 360 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
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PubMed: Cómo funciona | PubMed: How it Works (Spanish) Cómo funciona PubMed. Dec. 14, 2023 4 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Buscar los últimos tratamientos para una enfermedad o trastorno | PubMed: Search for the latest treatments (Spanish) Cómo buscar los últimos tratamientos para una enfermedad o trastorno en PubMed. Dec. 20, 2022 3 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Buscar artículos sobre un tema | PubMed: Search for articles about a topic (Spanish) Como buscar artículos sobre un tema en PubMed. June 1, 2022 1 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Buscar artículos por revista | PubMed: Search for articles by journal (Spanish) Siga estas instrucciones para buscar artículos por revista en PubMed. Jan. 11, 2024 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Guardar búsquedas y configurar alertas por correo electrónico | PubMed: Save searches and set up email alerts (Spanish) Siga estas instrucciones para crear una alerta. Dec. 6, 2023 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Obtener el texto completo de un artículo | PubMed: Obtain the full text of an article (Spanish) Como obtener el texto completo de un artículo de PubMed. Dec. 7, 2022 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Buscar artículos de una cita | PubMed: Search for articles from a citation (Spanish) Siga estas instrucciones para buscar artículos de una cita en PubMed. Aug. 11, 2022 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
PubMed: Buscar artículos por autor | PubMed: Search for articles by author (Spanish) Siga estas instrucciones para buscar artículos por autor. Dec. 8, 2023 2 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour

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