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Presenters: Sharon Dennis and Rebeeca Brown, National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Description: During this session, trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will help you become familiar with the NLM MeSH vocabulary related to chemicals and drugs, and to get comfortable with searching for drug information in PubMed. They will explain how chemicals, drugs and other substances are described in MeSH, discuss how to search for drugs or chemicals in PubMed, and demonstrate how to search using pharmacological action terms.

 

Presenters: Lisa Lang and Pat Gallagher / National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Description: Health Reform.  Comparative Effectiveness.  Quality Improvement.  Population Health.  PCORI.  HIE.  ONC. Disparities.  Accreditation.  Evidence-based public health practice.  Both in classic resources and grey literature, these and other topics are among the current foci of health services research.

Join us in a broad, yet tool-oriented, presentation on the NLM’s resources in support of health services research.  The presentation will acquaint both new and experienced visitors to NLM with the web portal Health Services Research Information Central (HSRInfo Central), as well our specialty databases for research in progress (HSRProj) and datasets for HSR (HSRR).  Learn about how we can keep you informed of new and important grey literature in this evolving area as well as our structured PubMed searches. Expand your understanding of resources related to health information technology and public health systems and services research.

 

  • ClinicalTrials.gov / July 2014 (Recording | Presentation (PPT) | Presentation (PDF))

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: ClinicalTrials.gov was launched in 2000 by the National Library of Medicine.  In 2008, as a result of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, ClinicalTrials.gov was expanded to include basic results reporting, including adverse effects.  Due to reporting bias, results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov may not be published anywhere else.  This presentation will provide an overview of this resource and how librarians can use the site to support clinicians, researchers and consumers.  The presentation will also briefly describe the various types and phases of clinical trials and the background and current status of trial registration and reporting.

 

  • Drug Information Portal / May 2014 (Recording | Presentation (PPT) | Presentation (PDF))

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: The Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other key U.S. government agencies.  Resources include consumer health and clinical NLM research resources; resources organized by audience and class; and other NIH and government resources such as the FDA, DEA, and CDC. This session will provide an overview of the Portal, describe resources linked from the Portal, and demonstrate sample searches.

 

  • PubMed Health / March 2014 (Recording)

    Presenter: Hilda Bastian, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM

    Description: Hilda has been the editor responsible for PubMed Health at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM since 2011. Previously, she headed the Health Information Department at the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) (2004-2011). Hilda first became involved in health as a health consumer advocate in the 1980s, serving as Chairperson of the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia (1997-2001). She has been participating in and communicating the results of systematic reviews since the early 1990s, when she helped establish the Cochrane Collaboration.