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TOXNET: new interface

Friday, April 4th, 2014

TOXNET, the National Library of Medicine database on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases, is releasing a new interface later this spring. It will provide an improved appearance and interactive capabilities as well as a more current look and feel. See the latest NLM Technical Bulletin for a screenshot of what the new database home page will look like.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/brief/ma14_new_toxnet.html

Register for the PubMed® for Trainers Class in June (It’s free!)

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Offered by the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies?  The NTC, along with the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Lincoln, RI, is offering PubMed® for Trainers (PMT).

PMT is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Lincoln, RI.  

This hands-on course consists of 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions.  You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.  Upon completion of the class, participants receive 15 hours of MLA CE credit.

By the end of the course, you should:

Have a functional knowledge of the MEDLINE database

  • Understand behind the scenes details of how PubMed translates your search
  • Know how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Increase your knowledge of how to more effectively search for drugs, diseases, and patient centered research.

The dates and times for the four class sessions are:

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)

  1. Thursday, June 12, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)
  2. Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)
  3. Friday, June 27, 9 am -4:30 pm ET (in-person in Lincoln, Rhode Island)

For more information and to register, visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who teaches PubMed.” 

“You all did an amazing job of (1) modeling instructional design by providing a very well-designed course; and, (2) demonstrating how online instructional environments can still provide engaging learning experiences.”

 “I really learned a lot of new information about how to search PubMed and good ideas for how to best teach that to my students.

                                     –Comments from recent “PubMed for Trainers” participants

 

DOCLINE Out of Office tool

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

With the impending storms approaching our region over the next two days, those libraries who participate in Docline should use the Out of Office feature if your library is going to be closed.  If you have any question about this contact Meredith Solomon, meredith.solomon at umassmed dot edu or call 508-856-5964.

Stay safe and warm!

Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from March 3-25 for Module 2 of the new online class, called “Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.”

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 2 covers the following resources: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map. Note: modules are independent of each other; you do NOT need to complete Module 1 before taking Module 2. (Module 1 will be offered again at a later date). You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions.

Who should take the class? Health sciences librarians and health sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in the following resources: Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map.

How much time? Plan for nine hours of work over three weeks (3 hours per week) on your own time followed by a 1.5 hour synchronous session using Adobe Connect. Participants who complete the class requirements are eligible for 10.5 MLA Continuing Education credits.

When? Asynchronous work on your own (total of 9 hours, allow 3 hours per week): March 3 – 20, 2014 Synchronous Adobe Connect session: March 25, 2014; choose one of two times: Noon – 1:30 pm Eastern Time; OR 3 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern Time. You will be asked to choose a time after the class opens on March 3.

To Register for this or other New England Region and NTC classes/events visit: http://tinyurl.com/p3nxmq9

 

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