Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category
Do you teach others about PubMed? Did you know that the National Library of Medicine has a resource page of PubMed instructional materials? The next time you’re building a class or helping a user, instead of reinventing the wheel (or the tutorial), check to see if one already exists. The resources on this page include pamphlets, handouts, slides, and videos and can be reused and adapted for your own training.
Have an idea for a different topic or format? You can contact NLM (see the link on the above website) or the NTC.
Here’s a quick tip how to have author affiliation information in PubMed open or closed by default when signed in to your My NCBI account.
Watch this short video to learn how to setup alerts from journals of your choice in PubMed.
Your My NCBI account not only allows you to create a collection of citations, but you can share them too. Students may want to do this while working on a project together or maybe you’ve been asked to do a literature search and you want an easy way to share the results.
Watch a 2 minute video from the National Library of Medicine on how to share a collection or follow the link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/viewlet/myncbi/sharing_collections.html
The NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) combines human NLM Index Section expertise and Natural Language Processing technology to curate the biomedical literature more efficiently and consistently.
MeSH on Demand identifies MeSH Terms in your text using the NLM MTI program. After processing, MeSH on Demand returns a list of MeSH Terms relevant to your text.
Read the NLM Technical Bulletin article about MeSH on Demand: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mesh_on_demand.html
Try MeSH on Demand: http://ii.nlm.nih.gov/Interactive/MeSHonDemand.shtml
History of MTI: http://ii.nlm.nih.gov/MTI/history.shtml
Setting up a filter from within your My NCBI account can be useful when you want to keep certain options available all the time. In the image below, I am signed into My NCBI and I searched for cystic fibrosis. Notice the filters that display on the right side of the screen. These are all the filters that I previously chose to display…no matter what. The number of results are displayed next to each filter even when there are no results, as with the Arabic filter in the image.
Click on the image to make it larger.
Using your My NCBI account, you can take this one step further and create a custom filter that will always display on the right side when you are logged into your account.
Watch this short video to learn how to create a custom filter.
Watch how to build and focus a PubMed search by using the MeSH database.
You can use the NLM Catalog to create a set of journals to develop a PubMed search. Watch the short video.
The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering the 4 session PubMed for Trainers class at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library.
The series of four classes runs from Thursday, March 6, 2014 – March 27, 2014.
Online Session One: March 6, 2014, 10 am – 12 pm PT
Online Session Two: March 13, 2014 10 am – 12 pm PT
Online Session Three: March 20, 2014 10 am – 12 pm PT
In-person Session Four in Seattle, Washington: March 27, 2014, 9 am – 4:30 pm PT