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PubMed Redesign Presentation August 26th

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), New England Region(NER), and Southeast Atlantic Region (SE/A) will present a live webinar on the upcoming National Library of Medicine PubMed page redesign. David Gillikin, Chief of NLM’s Bibliographic Services, will review the draft design for the new search results page and abstract view in PubMed. This webinar is a repeat of the presentation at the NLM Online Users’ Meeting at the Medical Library Association’s annual conference in May.

IMPORTANT: This webinar is free and open to NN/LM members in the MAR, NER, and SE/A regions only. Because participation is limited, we ask that you do not forward this message to individuals outside the MAR, NER, and SE/A areas. This webinar will be offered separately in other regions.

No pre-registration is required. Participation will be open on a first come, first served basis.
***Admission to the session will close 5 minutes after the start time of 2:00pm***

Meeting Name: PubMed Redesign MAR, NER, SEA
When: Wednesday, 08/26/2009, 2:00-3:00 pm

To join the meeting: Log in early(up to 15 minutes before the class start time) by using this link:

Note: This will get you to the visual portion of the presentation.

To get the audio: After joining the meeting, a pop up window will ask for your phone number. This will allow the system to call you.
If you need to manually dial into the meeting: Call 1-877-239-6389, Pass-Code: 265688

TEST YOUR CONNECTION AHEAD OF TIME: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect Pro meeting before, please test your connection prior to the webinar:

Free Classes offered by the NTCC

Friday, June 19th, 2009

National Library of Medicine’s Training for You Locally!

NLM Gateway/, and PubMed® Training in Boston, MA!

The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC), in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NN/LM NER) and Tufts University is offering two FREE hands-on classes at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library in Boston, MA!

The following two classes will be taught by the staff of the NTCC:

PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)

Monday, August 10, 2009

8:30am to 5:00pm

Anyone who has used PubMed regularly has noticed some of the many changes. 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 (3.5 MLA CE Hours)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

8:30am to 12:00pm

The NLM Gateway and 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.

All 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.

To REGISTER for any or all of these classes, or to look for other class locations, simply click on this registration form link (

We hope to see you there.


For further information about our classes, please go to:

For further information about the site location, please contact:

Cora Ho

(617) 636-2481

MyNCBI Enhancements May/June 2009

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

In the latest NLM Technical Bulletin posting is a full description of recent changes to MyNCBI. These changes include the ability to share your individual saved collection(s) by changing your settings to public. If you want to keep them private no change is needed. You can also create your own customized filters. A full explanation is given in the May 29th posting.

If you’re interested in more information about MyNCBI go to the section in the online PubMed Help Book. This is a complete overview from setting up your account to managing your settings and data.

NLM Theater Presentations

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The NLM Theater Presentations from the MLA conference are now available online.
You can find them on the NLM Distance Education Program Resources page under the Medical Library Association 2009 Annual Meeting Theater Presentations. NLM Theater Presentations 2009

The presentations cover:

* Update (16 min.)
* From Environmental Health to Disaster Information Management (coming soon)
* Journals Database: Did You Know? (14 min.)
* LinkOut for Libraries Tips and Tricks (7 min.)
* Medicare & Medicaid Resources for the Consumer Health Librarian (20 min.)
* MedlinePlus and Go Local Update (coming soon)
* MyMedicationList (coming soon)
* Public Health and Health Services Research: What’s Happening at NLM? (19 min.)
* PubMed Update (17 min.)
* PubMed Central and NIH Public Access Update (23 min.)

The PubMed Update covers citation searching, Advanced Search page, MyNCBI and more. Toward the end of the presentation you will find a mock up of what the PubMed Interface Redesign will look like. Changes are expected at the end of the summer.

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