PubMed® Online Training

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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 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 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 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 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
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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
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
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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) HTML / Tutorial
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in MEDLINE®/PubMed®: A Tutorial An exploration of how Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are used for indexing MEDLINE records in PubMed. This tutorial is intended for PubMed searchers. May 15, 2019 N/A HTML / Tutorial
Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice 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 30 min(s) HTML / Tutorial
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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
PubMed Essentials On Demand If you’re new to PubMed or just want a refresher, this online class is designed for you. The class is made up of 10 short units that include videos, exercises and quizzes. The class gives you the chance to explore PubMed at your own pace with guided tours and exercises. This class takes about 1 hour to complete. April 29, 2021 60 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
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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How PubMed Works: Introduction How PubMed Works is a series of four classes intended for librarians, other information professionals, and anyone interested in learning in-depth about PubMed. The Introduction class provides overviews about finding articles by a specific author, articles on a specific subject. The class also explores the Advanced Search Builder and Search History. This is a recording of the lecture component of the Introduction. June 4, 2020 46 min(s) MP4 Video / YouTube Video
How PubMed Works: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) How PubMed Works is a series of four classes intended for librarians, other information professionals, and anyone interested in learning in-depth about PubMed. The Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) class explores a critical component of PubMed retrieval: The controlled vocabulary. It also describes the different components of the MeSH database and the 4 types of MeSH terms. This is a recording of the lecture component of the MeSH class. June 17, 2020 39 min(s) MP4 Video / YouTube Video
How PubMed Works: Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) How PubMed Works is a series of four classes intended for librarians, other information professionals, and anyone interested in learning in-depth about PubMed. The Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) class describes the contents of the 3 translation tables used to map your terms and takes an in-depth look at Search Details. This is a recording of the lecture component of the ATM class. April 21, 2020 55 min(s) MP4 Video / YouTube Video
How PubMed Works: Selection How PubMed Works is a series of four classes intended for librarians, other information professionals, and anyone interested in learning in-depth about PubMed. The Selection class covers issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape; the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database and NLM responsibilities and practices in collecting and providing access to the biomedical literature. This is a recording of the lecture component of the Selection class. June 5, 2020 37 min(s) MP4 Video / YouTube Video
MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching (2021) Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; 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? Jan. 27, 2021 87 min(s) MP4 Video / Webinar
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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
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Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed Want to do more with PubMed? Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want? Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but do not know where to start? This is the first in the Insider's Guide series of webinars about more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with an introduction to the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This series is geared toward librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider's Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use! Feb. 13, 2018 60 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed This series of workshops introduces new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of five 90-minute sessions, you will learn how to use EDirect commands in a Unix environment to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. No prior Unix knowledge is required. March 19, 2018 450 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page

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