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NLM Express

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Class Description | Agenda

1 hour

Class Description

To stay relevant, librarians must keep up-to-date with resource enhancements and new services from the National Library of Medicine. This webinar series will provide a fast-track look at new and updated resources from NLM, including activities and scenario-based exercises for participants. Sessions will be conducted on a semi-regular basis, between 4-6 times per year. Each resource topic chosen will demonstrate the strengths of the particular resource and will provide strategies and tips for performing good searches.

Approved for 1 MLA CE contact hour.

NLM Express: MedlinePlus Power Searching for Hidden Treasures

Health Information questions come in a whole range of complexity, from simple requests for a spelling of a medical term to complex requests from someone facing a serious illness. This scenario-based training webinar will present a spectrum of sample health reference questions, from simple to more complex examples. The step-by-step path taken by the instructor will demonstrate different search techniques for each question. The instructor will also show how to take searches beyond MedlinePlus for users who need information at a higher level. By the time you finish watching the webinar, you will have several new tricks up your sleeve!

Instructor: Kelli Ham, Consumer Health & Technology Coordinator


At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand of the spectrum of health reference questions that can be answered with MedlinePlus searches
  • Be aware of the extensive content in MedlinePlus beyond the basic disease and drug information
  • Have the ability to take searches to advanced levels, including performing PubMed/MEDLINE searches from within any MedlinePlus Health Topic page

The MLA CE Evaluation survey will be sent after the session to those who register and attend.

Previous NLM Express webinars are listed on the Distance Learning website.

There are no available sessions of this class