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2014 PubMed for Trainers Class in Seattle

Posted on behalf of the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies?  The NTC, along with the University of Washington, is offering PubMed® for Trainers (PMT). PMT is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the Health Sciences Library, University of Washington in Seattle. Upon completion, the class is eligible for 15 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) hours.

The class runs from March 6 – March 27, 2014. 

This hands-on course consists of 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions.  You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.

By the end of the course, you should:

  • Have a functional knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Understand behind the scenes details of how PubMed translates your search
  • Know how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Customize your search results and save search strategies using My NCBI
  • Increase you knowledge of how to more effectively search for drugs, diseases, and patient centered research.

The dates and times for the four class sessions are:

  • Thursday, March 6, 2014 10-12 PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  • Thursday, March 13 10-12 PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  • Thursday, March 20 10-12 PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  • Thursday, March 27, 9-4:30 PT (in-person in Seattle)

To register, visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html

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