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PubMed, NLM Gateway, and ClinicalTrials.gov Training

Now that you’ve read the PubMed News Roundup, are you ready for lasso lessons to improve your searching?

The Riverpoint Campus Library in Spokane, WA is sponsoring the National Library of Medicine’s National Training Team on

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:30am to 5pm – PubMed®

Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:30am to Noon – NLM Gateway and Clinical Trials Service

To register for one or both of these classes, please go to this link: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html

Fill out the personal info, and from the pull-down menus, select April 27, 2011, or April 28, 2011, for the appropriate class.  Unless you can travel elsewhere, ignore the “second choice” pull-down.

If the class is full, please get in touch with Bob Pringle at rpringle@wsu.edu about a waiting list.  Further details about the classes are:

PubMed®: a full-day class designed to improve use of PubMed®, including MEDLINE citations; Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®), and their importance to searchers; expert searching. For health professional students, faculty, researchers, practitioners – nurses, pharmacists, physicians, & more.

NLM Gateway & ClinicalTrials.gov: a half-day class to teach use of the NLM Gateway. Also discusses and demonstrates ClinicalTrials.gov.

NLM Gateway: search simultaneously in multiple NLM retrieval systems with a single search interface. Includes full text biomedical books, toxicology, genetics, images, health services research projects, and more.

ClinicalTrials.gov: a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials in the U.S. and around the world. Info about a trial’s purpose, participants, locations, and contact details.

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