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Archive for the ‘PubMed’ Category

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Read the who, what, when and why about MEDLINE, PubMed and PubMed Central.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/dif_med_pub.html

Changes in PubMed are “live” Now

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

See post from January 30th: Two Upcoming Changes in PubMed.

Read about them in the NLM Technical Bulletin:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf13/jf13_pm_history_search_bar.html

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search

Friday, February 1st, 2013

This session of PubMed for Librarians focused on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. Explore the new filter Sidebar, topic-specific subsets, History, the advanced search Index feature and building a search using broad subject terms applied to journals in the NLM catalog.

Watch the recording at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p51958291/

PubMed for Librarians – Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) – Recording

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

This session covers Automatic Term Mapping (ATM), the process that maps keywords from your PubMed search to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn why searching with keywords in PubMed can be an effective approach to searching. The session also covers the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details and lastly how PubMed processes/handles a phrase.

Sometimes the audio and video portions of the recording are out of sync. If the slides don’t seem to match up with what the presenter is saying, close your browser window and reload the recording. This may fix the problem.

https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p35834815/

PubMed for Librarians: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) – Recording

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Watch the recording to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MesH to build a search. We investigate the structure of the MeSH database and we look at the components of a MeSH record.

Sometimes the audio and video portions of the recording are out of sync. If the slides don’t seem to match up with what the presenter is saying, close your browser window and reload the recording. This may fix the problem.

https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p78218587/

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – Recording

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

View the recording to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a PubMed search, assess your search retrieval, analyze search details, customize with My NCBI, discover and employ three ways to search for a known citation and use the Clinical Queries search tool.

Sometimes the audio and video portions of the recording are out of sync. If the slides don’t seem to match up with what the presenter is saying, close your browser window and reload the recording. This may fix the problem.

https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p50774911/

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Friday, December 28th, 2012

While those are indeed MeSH terms, they are not new. Find out what is new for MeSH 2013 by visiting this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd12/nd12_mesh.html

PubMed for Librarians

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine Training Center will be offering a new online class called “PubMed for Librarians” beginning in January. Participants can choose any or all of the 5 segments (one hour each) that interest them. Each session will be held using Adobe Connect and is worth 1 hour of MLA CE credit.

Choose from the following segments:
Introduction to PubMed
Automatic Term Mapping (ATM)
Building and Refining Your Search
Customization with My NCBI
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

You can find the full class descriptions and the registration form at: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html

The class will be offered at least once a quarter. Enrollment for the live segments is limited, but the sessions will be recorded and posted on NTC’s web site.

PubMed E-mail Notification of Major System Problems

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

It doesn’t happen too frequently, but sometimes PubMed goes down. When PubMed goes down for a significant amount of time and effects a significant number of users, the National Library of Medicine will send out an email alerting users who are subscribed to the announcement-only listserv.

Follow this link to subscribe to the listserv: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma08/ma08_pubmed_alerts.html

ALTBIB Portal Updated

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine ALTBIB portal provides access to PubMed® and MEDLINE® citations relevant to alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing.

This collection provides citations from published articles, books, book chapters, and technical reports published from 1980 to 2000. The bibliography features citations concerning methods, tests, assays, and procedures that may prove useful in establishing alternatives to the use of intact vertebrates. Many citations provide access to free full text.

Visit the site at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/altbib.html