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NTCC in KY in OCT: FREE PubMed, TOXNET and Beyond Training

National Library of Medicine’s Training for You Locally!
PubMed® and TOXNET® and Beyond Training in Kentucky!

The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC), in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) and local universities in Kentucky is offering FREE hands-on classes!

The University of Louisville at the Health Sciences Center Campus in Louisville, KY and the University of Kentucky Health Science Learning Center in Lexingtion, KY will host these sessions. They will be taught by the staff of the NTCC:

PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)

Monday, October 18, 2010
8:30am to 5:00pm
University of Louisville
Health Sciences Center Campus

PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)

Friday, October 22, 2010
8:30am to 5:00pm
University of Kentucky
Health Science Learning Center

Anyone who has used PubMed® regularly has noticed some of the many recent changes, and more extensive changes are anticipated in the upcoming months. This PubMed® class is of particular interest to those who want a review of recent changes to the system, including medical librarians, researchers, medical editors, and anyone who searches for biomedical journal article citations.

This full-day class is designed to teach students how to use PubMed® which includes MEDLINE citations. The class also includes an overview of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and its importance as a tool to both searchers and indexers.

The NLM Gateway and ClinicalTrials.gov (3.5 MLA CE Hours)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
8:30am to 12:00pm
University of Louisville
Health Sciences Center Campus
The NLM Gateway and ClinicalTrials.gov class is of particular interest to public, consumer health, and medical librarians and all health information consumers.

The NLM Gateway allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing “one-stop searching” for many of NLM’s information resources or databases, including: PubMed®, MedlinePLUS, TOXNET®, Meeting Abstracts, and many more.

Both the training sessions are FREE and intended for health sciences library staff, public librarians, health professionals, and anyone interested in using these free National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases.

TOXNET® and Beyond (6 MLA CE Hours)

Thursday, October 21, 2010
9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Kentucky
Health Science Learning Center

This full-day class is designed to convey the basics of searching NLM’s TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related subjects. Students learn the content and structure of files covering toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic releases, and chemical searching and nomenclature.

Among the databases highlighted will be TOXLINE®, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Integrated Risk Information System, the Toxic Release Inventory, and ChemIDplus.

To REGISTER for any or all of these classes, or to look for other class locations, simply click on this registration form link (http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html).

For further information about our classes, please go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/

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