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The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) under NLM contract HHS-N-276-2011-00011-C sponsors in-person classroom sessions across the country each year. The NTC, located at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT is responsible for the training of health information professionals, health professionals, and members of the general public on the searching capabilities of a variety of National Library of Medicine databases. The following list is the current schedule with sites, dates, and a link to register for each class.

Additional educational resources from the eight Regional Medical Library Programs and other institutions may be found within the MLA Educational Clearinghouse.


Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching   |  PubMed® for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (ATM)   |  PubMed® for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search   |  PubMed® for Librarians: Customization - My NCBI   |  PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed   |  PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH   |  PubMed® for Trainers

Class Details

Classes are open only to residents of the United States.
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Discovering TOXNET®
  (4 weeks modular)  class details
Date Site Register
Monday, October 20, 2014 - November 14, 2014 Online Registration Closed
Discovering TOXNET has reached the maximum number of participants. We will offer another session of the class at a later date. If you wish to be notified when the next session is available for registration, please e-mail us at ntc@utah.edu.

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Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching
  (6 weeks online)  class details
Date Site Register
Monday, January 12, 2015 - February 20, 2015 Online Interested participants must apply. Applications will open September 29, 2014. More information here

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PubMed® for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (ATM)
  (90 minutes)  class details
Date Site Register
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Registration Closed
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Register
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:00 PM ET Online Register

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PubMed® for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search
  (90 minutes)  class details
Date Site Register
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Registration Closed
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Register
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:00 PM ET Online Register

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PubMed® for Librarians: Customization - My NCBI
  (90 Minutes)  class details
Date Site Register
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Register
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Register
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:00 PM ET Online Register

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PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed
  (90 minutes)  class details
Date Site Register
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Registration Closed
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Register
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 3:00 PM ET Online Register

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PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH
  (90 minutes)  class details
Date Site Register
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Registration Closed
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:00 PM ET Online Register
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 3:00 PM ET Online Register

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PubMed® for Trainers
  (4 sessions total: three online sessions (2 hours each), plus one in-person session (9 AM - 4:30 PM))  class details
Date Site Register
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - September 18, 2014

Online Session One: September 4, 2014, 10 am - 12 pm PT

Online Session Two: September 8, 2014 10 am - 12 pm PT

Online Session Three: September 11, 2014 10 am - 12 pm PT

In-person Session Four in Portland, Oregon: September 18, 2014, 9 am - 4:30 pm PT
Portland, OR  site details Register
Monday, September 29, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Online Session One: September 29, 2014, 10 am - 12 pm MT

Online Session Two: October 2, 2014, 10 am - 12 pm MT

Online Session Three: October 9, 2014, 10 am - 12 pm MT

In-person Session Four in Aurora, CO: October 17, 2014, 9 am - 4:30 pm MT
Aurora (Denver), CO  site details Register
Monday, October 20, 2014 - November 13, 2014

Online Session One: October 20, 2014, 10 am - 12 pm CT

Online Session Two: November 3, 2014 10 am - 12 pm CT

Online Session Three: November 10, 2014 10 am - 12 pm CT

In-person Session Four in Memphis, Tennessee: November 13, 2014, 9 am - 4:30 pm CT
Memphis, TN  site details Register
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - October 30, 2014

Online Session One: October 21, 2014, 11 am – 1 pm ET

Online Session Two: October 23, 2014, 11 am – 1 pm ET

Online Session Three: October 28, 2014, 11 am – 1 pm ET

In-person Session Four in Bethesda, MD: October 30, 2014, 9 am - 4:30 pm ET
Bethesda, MD  site details Register
Monday, January 12, 2015 - January 29, 2015

Online Session One: January 12, 2015, 10 am - 12 pm PT

Online Session Two: January 15, 2015 10 am - 12 pm PT

Online Session Three: January 22, 2015 10 am - 12 pm PT

In-person Session Four in Phoenix, Arizona: January 29, 2015, 9 am - 4:30 pm PT
Phoenix, AZ  site details Register
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - March 26, 2015

Online Session One: March 5, 2015, 10 am - 12 pm CT

Online Session Two: March 12, 2015 10 am - 12 pm CT

Online Session Three: March 19, 2015 10 am - 12 pm CT

In-person Session Four in Houston, Texas: March 26, 2015, 9 am - 4:30 pm CT
Houston, TX  site details Register

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