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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.
  • PubMed Labs
    Kathi Canese from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) talks about PubMed Labs, an experimental site being used to test new technologies, features, and directions for PubMed. This presentation was created for the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting in 2018.
  • Making PubMed Work for You
    This class will give you a basic introduction to PubMed, the primary health science research database from the National Library of Medicine. You’ll hone your searching techniques and learn strategies to take advantage of the PubMed interface. We'll discuss how PubMed might be used by public librarians, public health practitioners, health professionals, and more. This class is eligible for 2.5 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit.
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The Basics of 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.
March 6, 2017
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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).
May 12, 2017
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HTML / Tutorial Source Page
Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed Learn to efficiently and effectively search substances in PubMed
March 6, 2017
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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.
Oct. 1, 2015
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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
Feb. 1, 2013
3 min(s)
Flash Video / YouTube Video
Jan. 1, 2013
1 min(s)
MP4 Video / Quick Tour
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)
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Jan. 1, 2012
3 min(s)
Flash Video / Quick Tour
Aug. 17, 2017
3 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
April 1, 2013
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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Dec. 16, 2014
2 min(s)
Flash Video / Quick Tour
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. 15, 2014
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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Dec. 18, 2014
2 min(s)
Flash Video / Quick Tour
Nov. 25, 2016
3 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
Nov. 25, 2016
3 min(s)
HTML / Web Tutorial
Dec. 16, 2014
2 min(s)
Flash Video / Quick Tour
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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: Using Evidence Based Search Features Explore MeSH vocabulary and PubMed features that facilitate finding evidence from research. For course materials and to sign up for this or other National Network of Libraries of Medicine Classes, go to the NNLM Web site.
July 7, 2017
79 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
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
LinkOut Beyond Full Text: Linking to Data LinkOut goes beyond full text, linking to the datasets as well as full text. Learn what types of data are being deposited and how the links are created in PubMed. Kathy Kwan presents LinkOut for the 2016 Medical Library Association annual conference. For more information, see the LinkOut documentation.
Aug. 28, 2018
22 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Advanced PubMed Tips, Tricks, and Tools: MeSH This class covers several advanced concepts in the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for searching via PubMed. Topics include annual updates to MeSH, the effective use of subheadings, free floating subheadings, and commonly confused terms. This course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH. To sign up for a live class, go to the NNLM Training Office.
Aug. 9, 2017
95 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed View the recording to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a PubMed search, assess your search retrieval, analyze search details, customize with My NCBI, discover and employ three ways to search for a known citation and use the Clinical Queries search tool. To sign up for a live class, go to the NNLM Training Office.
July 11, 2017
71 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
PubMed for Librarians: MeSH Watch the recording to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. We investigate the structure of the MeSH database and we look at the components of a MeSH record. To sign up for a live class, go to the NNLM Training Office.
July 11, 2017
78 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
PubMed for Librarians: ATM This session covers Automatic Term Mapping (ATM), the process that maps keywords from your PubMed search to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn why searching with keywords in PubMed can be an effective approach to searching. The session also covers the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details and lastly how PubMed processes/handles a phrase. To sign up for a live class, go to the NNLM Training Office.
July 11, 2017
73 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search This session of PubMed for Librarians focused on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. Explore the new filter Sidebar, topic-specific subsets, History, the advanced search Index feature and building a search using broad subject terms applied to journals in the NLM catalog. To sign up for a live class, go to the NNLM Training Office.
June 30, 2017
69 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI This session covers the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating your My NCBI page content using the features and options available in My NCBI, identify and differentiate available filters on PubMed’s filter sidebar, select and set up to 15 filters, and creating a custom filter. To sign up for a live class, go to the NNLM Training Office.
July 14, 2017
72 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
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
PubMed for Clinicians Health care professionals: Learn how to search for the most relevant and recent literature; explore specific clinical research areas; use filters to narrow your search; connect to full-text resources; and set up e-mail alerts for new research on your topic. The webinar includes an informative question and answer period. Supporting materials and answers to questions are available from the NCBI ftp site.
Nov. 29, 2016
60 min(s)
Flash Video / YouTube Video
Finding Systematic Reviews at PubMed Health and PubMed Hilda Bastian from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine presents a brief instructional Webinar on finding systematic reviews using PubMed Health and PubMed. For more information, see the PubMed Health documentation. For additional training opportunities, see the NNLM Training Office.
June 14, 2016
22 min(s)
HTML / Webinar Source Page
PubMed for Scientists As part of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Webinar series, Marie Collins presented PubMed for Scientists on November 12, 2015. In this Webinar designed for scientists you will learn to more efficiently search by author; explore a subject; use filters to narrow your search; find the full text article; and set up an e-mail alert for new research on your topic. Includes an informative question and answer period.
Nov. 15, 2015
45 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
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
Linking PubMed and ClinicalTrials.gov (NCBI Minute) ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies. Citations in PubMed that report clinical trial results have links to the original studies in the ClinicalTrials database. You will learn two ways to filter PubMed searches for publications linked to clinical trials in ClinicalTrials.gov.
May 4, 2016
7 min(s)
HTML / Webinar Source Page
PubMed Rediscovered: Cool Tools That Make it Work Kathi Canese from the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Library of Medicine presents an update on PubMed for the 2016 Medical Library Association annual conference. The update includes a look at some of the ways the PubMed search box is getting “smarter,” improving retrieval for new users as well as seasoned searchers. This talk also includes a preview of the PubMed Labs Journals feature and the new PubMed Data Management System which will allow publishers to quickly edit data they have submitted when errors are found.
May 23, 2016
20 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
PubMed Journal Selection and the Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication NLM staff describe selection policies and procedures for MEDLINE and PubMed Central.
Oct. 12, 2017
60 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
2018 MeSH Highlights On January 5, 2018, NLM staff provided a highlights tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation featured a deleted subheading; new publication types; isotope and radioisotope terminology updates; additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars; and restructuring in the plant and animal terminology. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts answered user questions.
April 17, 2018
21 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching 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?
Feb. 7, 2018
38 min(s)
Silverlight Video / Webinar
What's New in Post-Publication Activity on PubMed Hilda Bastian from the National Library of Medicine discusses post-publication activity and PubMed for the 2017 Medical Library Association annual conference. For more information about changes to PubMed, see the NLM Technical Bulletin.
May 24, 2017
19 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
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/.
May 12, 2017
19 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
PubMed: Redesigned Citation Management to Better Serve PubMed Users Marie Collins from the National Library of Medicine presents an update on PubMed for the 2017 Medical Library Association annual conference. For more information, see PubMed updates in the NLM Technical Bulletin.
May 12, 2017
13 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Tailor Your PubMed Search Experience with My NCBI Are you using your My NCBI account to tailor your PubMed search experience? If not, let us show you how My NCBI uses custom preferences for dynamic PubMed results. You will learn how to automatically highlight keywords, create custom filters that can be active every time you run a search, and permanently display up to 200 items per results page. Presented June 28, 2017.
July 5, 2017
8 min(s)
MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
Automate PubMed Searches & Save Citation Collections with My NCBI Would you like to have new PubMed citations for your topic of interest conveniently appear in your email inbox or quickly collect those records for further review? In this webinar at 12PM ET on Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017, you will learn how to have your PubMed searches automatically run and the results emailed to you daily, weekly or monthly. You will also learn how to create PubMed collections that you can share with others or keep privately for yourself.
July 24, 2017
15 min(s)
HTML / Webinar Source Page
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 Labs Kathi Canese from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) talks about PubMed Labs, an experimental site being used to test new technologies, features, and directions for PubMed. This presentation was created for the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting in 2018.
May 21, 2018
19 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.
July 18, 2018
N/A
HTML / Web Site
Making PubMed Work for You This class will give you a basic introduction to PubMed, the primary health science research database from the National Library of Medicine. You’ll hone your searching techniques and learn strategies to take advantage of the PubMed interface. We'll discuss how PubMed might be used by public librarians, public health practitioners, health professionals, and more. This class is eligible for 2.5 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit.
July 18, 2018
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
Gauging the Quality of Open Access References in PubMed: The MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and PubMed Connection (SEAside Webinar) The rise of open accessing publishing has brought with it many advantages, including faster publication and enhanced visibility and impact of one's research. However, along with its benefits, the publishing model has also seen significant abuses. The issues of what constitutes reliable and scholarly from potentially predatory and fraudulent grows more complicated every day. With the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy, a significant number of open access contributions have been deposited in PubMed Central, making this a relevant concern for those working in the health sciences and biomedical fields. This session will explore the relationship between MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and PubMed and the implications of questionable citations in PubMed search results.
July 18, 2018
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HTML / Webinar Source Page
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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
N/A
PDF / Pamphlet
Loansome Doc A tri-fold brochure on using Loansome Doc from PubMed to acquire full text articles via Interlibrary Loan.
June 2, 2015
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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
N/A
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