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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 16, 2019
N/A
HTML / Web Tutorial
PubMed Tutorial Our comprehensive tutorial on PubMed scope, content and features, including an in-depth explanation of PubMed Automatic Term Mapping (ATM).
Dec. 18, 2018
N/A
HTML / Tutorial Source Page
Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed Learn to efficiently and effectively search substances in PubMed
Dec. 19, 2018
N/A
HTML / Web Page
PubMed for Nurses This tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed. Its concise, targeted content consists of five videos with exercises to test your knowledge. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.
July 16, 2019
N/A
HTML / Web Tutorial
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Aug. 25, 2017
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Aug. 25, 2017
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Aug. 25, 2017
3 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Aug. 25, 2017
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Aug. 25, 2017
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Aug. 25, 2017
3 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Aug. 25, 2017
3 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Aug. 25, 2017
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
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Nov. 25, 2016
2 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
Dec. 19, 2018
3 min(s)
Flash Video / YouTube Video
Nov. 25, 2016
2 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
April 21, 2016
3 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
May 22, 2017
2 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
April 21, 2016
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
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Nov. 25, 2016
3 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
Aug. 17, 2017
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
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Dec. 18, 2018
3 min(s)
Flash Video / Quick Tour
Aug. 17, 2017
3 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Dec. 18, 2018
3 min(s)
Flash Video / YouTube Video
Nov. 25, 2016
2 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
Nov. 25, 2016
3 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
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April 21, 2016
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
Dec. 17, 2015
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
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Dec. 17, 2018
3 min(s)
Flash Video / Quick Tour
Aug. 16, 2017
2 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
Nov. 4, 2016
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
April 21, 2016
2 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
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Nov. 25, 2016
3 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
Nov. 25, 2016
3 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
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LinkOut Consolidation Webinar On April 26, 2019 and May 9, 2019, NLM staff provided an overview of the LinkOut Consolidation process and answered questions. The content was the same for each offering. This recording is of the April 26, 2019 session. Following the presentation, there was a 30-minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts.
May 13, 2019
36 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
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.
Aug. 2, 2018
450 min(s)
HTML / Webinar Source Page
Branching Out: The MeSH® Vocabulary An 11-minute video provides an introduction to the scope, structure and use of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in PubMed.
May 1, 2012
11 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
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!
Aug. 1, 2018
60 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
Finding Genes in PubMed As part of the NCBI Minute series from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Kate Majewski presented Finding Genes in PubMed on December 2, 2015. Learn to quickly find literature about a gene of interest using PubMed and Gene database records. Leverage the vocabulary used to describe gene information in PubMed to build a better search.
Dec. 15, 2015
12 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
PubMed Journal Selection and the Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication NLM staff describe selection policies and procedures for MEDLINE and PubMed Central.
Dec. 18, 2018
60 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
2019 MeSH Highlights On January 4, 2019, NLM staff provided a highlights tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation featured new publication types, including systematic reviews; three deleted subheadings; and additional terminology for data, neoplasms and more.
March 15, 2019
30 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching (2019) 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. 17, 2019
71 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
Get PubMed Data With E-Utilities Mike Davidson from the National Library of Medicine presents an introduction to using e-Utilities to access PubMed data, for the 2017 Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual meeting. For more information, see https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/.
Dec. 17, 2018
19 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
PubMed Tools and ORCIDs for Authors Disambiguating common author names is tough in any field — but if your published research is cited in PubMed, we can help you find your citations, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others. We'll talk about the advantage of quickly registering for a free, unique identifier that will remain constant - even if your name changes. You will learn about NCBI tools for author disambiguation and the advantages of tying your publications together with an ORCID.
Nov. 15, 2017
23 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
MEDLINE, PMC Journals, Author Manuscripts, Oh My!: Understanding what Content is in PubMed Kathryn Funk and Sharon Willis from the National Library of Medicine present an overview of the journal content available in PubMed and PMC as well as the journal selection process, for the 2018 Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual meeting.
May 30, 2018
21 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
PubMed Update: MLA 2019 Marie Collins and Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, present the new PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. This presentation was recorded at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, May 5th 2019.
June 5, 2019
45 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
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PubMed Essentials This class is about PubMed, a free resource that provides access to the National Library of Medicine database of citations and abstracts. If you've wondered what disciplines are included in PubMed or how to search for a specific article, this short course is for you. The class is made up of 12 very short video-modules (2-3 minutes each) with interactive exercises built into each video-module so you can explore PubMed at your own pace. PubMed Essentials is available via Moodle 24/7 (upon registration). The course is approved for 1 MLA CE credit.
May 8, 2019
N/A
HTML / Web Site
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.
Aug. 2, 2018
450 min(s)
HTML / Webinar Source Page
PubMed for Librarians A 6-part Webinar series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO), covering an introduction to PubMed, MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping, Building and Refining Your Search, Customizing your PubMed experience using My NCBI and Using Evidence Based Search Features.
May 22, 2017
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MP4 Video / Quick Tour
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PubMed Basics A tri-fold brochure providing basic search instructions for PubMed, provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).
Jan. 1, 2017
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PDF / Pamphlet
PubMed My NCBI A tri-fold brochure on using My NCBI with PubMed to customize your PubMed experience, from the U.S. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).
Jan. 1, 2017
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PDF / Pamphlet
Advanced PubMed Searching Resource Packet A listing of search resources for PubMed, including subheadings and search tags.
Oct. 1, 2017
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PDF / Pamphlet
Full Text and PubMed A tri-fold brochure on finding full text articles when using PubMed. From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).
June 2, 2017
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PDF / Pamphlet
Searching PubMed with MeSH A tri-fold brochure on using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to search PubMed for biomedical journal literature.
Jan. 1, 2017
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PDF / Pamphlet