The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a new online tutorial, Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Basics, now available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/online%20learning/index.htm.
The course offers an online introduction to the UMLS and should take users approximately two hours to complete. It is designed for novice UMLS users who have some knowledge of controlled vocabularies and related topics. It covers some of the material presented in the UMLS Basics one day course taught at the NLM.
To register for the eight hour instructor lead course, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html.