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  • PubMed ® for Trainers

    Do you train others to use PubMed? If so, join us for PubMed for Trainers, a hybrid class with 3 online sessions and 1 in-person session (eligible for 15 MLA CE credits). The class is an in-depth look at PubMed and a chance to share training ideas with your fellow participants.

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  • Fundamentals of Bioinformatics

    The "Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching" course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI.

    Fundamentals of Bioinformatics

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  • TOXNET® and Beyond

    This course is designed to convey the basics of searching the NLM's TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related fields.

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  • Teaching with Technology

    Learn how to take advantage of online tools to offer distance education classes and enhance face to face classes! Join us for this "asynchronous" (on your own time) class. The class is taught over 5 weeks and is eligible for 8 MLA CE credits.

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  • PubMed® for Librarians

    PubMed for Librarians is made up of five one-hour segments. These five segments will be presented via Adobe Connect and recorded for archival access. Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module designed for each user to determine how many and in what sequence they attend.

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Wanted: Your Stories

The National Library of Medicine is looking for your stories.

Do you know any stories about people using NLM resources to find out something interesting, forge a new path, or improve their lives in a unique or dramatic way?
Or, more simply, have you ever found just the right information at just the right time, for yourself or for a patron?

For this year’s theater presentations at MLA,  NLM wants to team up the NLM staff who develop the resources with the librarians who use them.

They are interested in stories (great and small) about any NLM resource, but especially:

  • HSRProj
  • Health Services Research resources on Comparative Effectiveness, Patient Centered Outcomes, Health Technology Assessment
  • DIMRC and other disaster resources
  • BIBFRAME and Linked Data
  • History of Medicine social media (e.g., Circulating Now)
  • MedlinePlus
  • PubMed Central
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Health

If you know someone (or are someone!) who would be interested in sharing their story, please contact Kate Majewski (majewsk@mail.nlm.nih.gov). And please share this message with any librarians who might have stories to tell!

Searching for Drug Information: Webinar

On November 4, 2014 the National Library of Medicine Training Center gave a presentation to the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region about MeSH vocabulary related to chemicals and drugs and tips for searching for drug information in PubMed. Watch the recording to learn how to search for drugs or chemicals in PubMed and how to search using pharmacological action terms.

Access the presentation here: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p8nxmwh2ryb/

What We’re Reading: February Edition

It’s tough to keep up with new and interesting articles, blog posts and resources, but here are a few things that have caught our attention lately.

 

 

Sharing a PubMed Search Strategy: The Movie

Did you know that you can easily share a PubMed search strategy by sending the URL for the search? Watch this one minute video to learn how.

Genetic Testing Registry

Have you used the Genetic Testing Registry? Here’s your chance to learn about another resource from NCBI in just 4 minutes. The GTR “provides a central location for voluntary submission of genetic test information by providers. The scope includes the test’s purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test’s usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials.”

 

An Oldie, but Goodie. MeSH, the Movie.

This 11-minute video is an introduction to the development, structure and use of the MeSH® vocabulary. The video may be of particular interest to searchers of MEDLINE®/PubMed®, and is used in the PubMed search classes offered by NLM and the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC).

Branching Out: The MeSH Vocabulary

In Case You Missed It

Here are some of the most popular links we shared on Twitter in the last few months. You can follow us on Twitter (@nnlmntc) for even more tips on NLM resources, teaching or training, presentations, and more.

Brain to Brain Communication: Just Imagine It

About a year ago my daughter and I were sitting at the dinner table and she asked me to text her some information. We laughed at how we were sitting together and sending each other texts and that it would be much easier if we didn’t need an external device to communicate; it would be great if we could just send messages directly to each others’ brain.

Fast forward ~ 6 months (ask and you shall receive) and a Brazilian paraplegic named Juliano Pinto kicked the opening ball at the 2014 Brazilian World Soccer Cup by using sensors to read the electrical “brainstorms” produced by his brain. “The signals are converted into digital commands that any mechanical, electronic, or even a virtual device can understand so that the subject can imagine what he, she or it wants to make move, and the device obeys that brain command. A mental SMS.”

Watch the 19 minute TED talk. At 11 minutes:16 seconds into the video, you can watch Juliano kick the ball.

Housekeeping!

Housekeeping details at the beginning of a class can seem a bit boring, but covering them is an important step in making your audience comfortable, especially if the training is more than an hour. So what should you include to make sure the basics are covered?

1. The Schedule: When does the training begin and end? When are the breaks? Is there a lunch break? How long is it? Knowing the schedule allows students to concentrate on the class. They’ll know when is the best time to get coffee, make a call, or attend to personal needs and may be less likely to step out of the classroom and miss an important concept.

2. Restrooms: Always include the location of the nearest restrooms, especially if participants are not familiar with the location.

3. Questions: Encourage your students to ask questions along the way. This gives you the opportunity to clear up misconceptions or fill in gaps right away, and allows the learner to move forward in the class.

For more ideas on what to include in your housekeeping details, visit the Langevin Learning blog.

NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

Watch this 4 minute video to for step-by-step instructions for submitting manuscripts and associated files to PubMed Central to comply with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy.