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Finding Information about Integrative and Complementary Medicine

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

The NN/LM SCR offers a popular class entitled “Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine” that covers the history and statistics about complementary and integrative medicine, as well as the best resources to find information about these therapies and practices.

The authoritative website is the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), from the National Institutes of Health. Formerly called the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it underwent a name change in December 2014 in order to reflect the Center’s research commitment to studying promising health approaches already in use by the American public.

The National Library of Medicine’s premiere consumer health website, MedlinePlus, is another excellent resource on this topic. MedlinePlus has a health topics page for Complementary and Integrative Medicine with several links to the NCCIH as well as to other authoritative organizations’ websites.

For finding research articles from medical journals, the NCCIH has partnered with PubMed on an automatic “complementary and alternative medicine” search filter, called “CAM on PubMed®.” When you type your search topic into this filter, PubMed will automatically retrieve scientific research articles in the area of complementary and integrative medicines.

So enjoy learning about acupuncture, magnets, zinc and everything in between! Keep an eye out for our “Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts?” class as a possible future activity, which we teach both in person and online via Moodle.

PubMed for Nurses: New Tutorial Available

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The PubMed for Nurses Tutorial is available now from the PubMed Online Training page on the National Library of Medicine Web site. This tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed. Its concise, targeted content consists of five videos with exercises to test your knowledge. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.

The PubMed for Nurses Tutorial was researched, designed and developed by Megan Kellner from Maryland’s iSchool, the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, in consultation with nurses and librarians who serve nurses around the United States.

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2 Free Upcoming Webinars: Hospital Libraries; PubMed

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Our colleagues in the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region have made these two webinars available for anyone across the country who wishes to participate:

Tuesday, Dec. 8 Hospital Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities – In this session we will discuss the current state of hospital libraries and consider their future in light of the Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use, and budget cuts. We will especially consider the role the librarian plays and their effect on these changes, as well as ways the library’s resources (including the librarian) can help offset the expenses hospitals are facing. Speaker: Heather N. Holmes, MLIS, AHIP, Clinical Informationist, Summa Health System, Akron, OH.

WhenDecember 8, 2015; 10-11 MT and 11-noon CT

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

No Registration Required

Eligible for 1 MLA CE

 

Thursday, Dec. 17Saving time with PubMed Subject-specific Queries (Focus on NLM Resources) – Want to boost your PubMed prowess? Looking for preformulated searches on drugs, health information technology, public health and other topics? Spend an hour with NN/LM MAR Outreach Coordinator, Kate Flewelling, to save hours on your searches!

When:  December 17, 2015; 10-11 MT and 11-noon CT

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/

No Registration Required

Eligible for 1 MLA CE

NCBI YouTube Video: PubMed for Scientists

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) recently hosted a webinar entitled PubMed for Scientists. The above video recording demonstrates how to search by author; explore a subject; use filters to narrow your search; find the full text article; and set up an e-mail alert for new research on your topic. It also includes an informative question and answer period.

New MeSH Headings for 2016

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

What do hoarding disorder, graphic novels, smartphones, vegan diets, farmers, humidifiers, and giraffes have in common? They are all new MeSH headings in 2016!

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) controlled vocabulary thesaurus and it makes for a facile, sensible database searching experience for librarians and other users of PubMed/MEDLINE. One example I use in my PubMed classes is how I talk to my toddler son: instead of saying I’ll tickle his tummy/middle/belly, I can just use the MeSH term “Stomach” (although technically I’m not actually tickling his organ of digestion!).

You can suggest that the NLM add a new heading if you feel it has literary warrant and other criteria for usefulness.

View the entire new 2016 MeSH list. And happy searching!

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NCBI Webinar: “PubMed for Scientists”

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

On November 12th, 2015, NCBI will present “PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed for Scientists”, a webinar that will show you how to search biomedical literature more efficiently with PubMed. NCBI staff will teach you how to search by author, explore a subject, use filters to narrow your search, find full text articles, and set up an e-mail alert for new research on your topic. Also, NCBI staff will answer your questions about searching PubMed.

Date and time: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 11:30-12:30am CST, 12:30-1:30pm EST

Registration URL:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5594790520765285889

After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM

The webinar and any materials will also be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page by clicking the Archived Webinars & Courses tab. You can also check the Webinars & Courses page to find information about future webinars.

NCBI Webinars and Courses:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml

PubMed Reaches 25 Million Citations!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

PubMed recently hit the milestone of reaching 25 million citations.

You can view all citations in PubMed by typing all[sb] in the search box.

Happy searching!

25 million citations in PM

PubMed for Trainers – March 2016

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

PubMed for Trainers

Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in Dallas. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:

  • Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information.
  • Improve your PubMed search technique.
  • Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

What is the format of PubMed for Trainers?

PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class.

When is PubMed for Trainers?

The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

Session One (online): March 3, 2016 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Two (online): March 10, 2016 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Three (online): March 17, 2016 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Four (in-person): March 24, 2016 9:00am – 4:30PM ET (This class will be held at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library).

What should I expect from the class?

The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.

How many MLA CE Credits will I get?

When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours. If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.

For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3415

New Venn Diagram for PubMed Searches

Monday, June 8th, 2015

There is now a new, easy way to generate Venn diagrams based on a PubMed search. Called “PubVenn“, it is an experimental project of Ed Sperr, M.L.I.S. The description is:

“PubVenn takes a complex PubMed search and divides it into its constituent parts. It then searches those disparate parts and shows the piles of citations they return using a proportionally-sized venn diagram.”

Users also report you can search multiple authors to see a visualization of their co-authorship collaborations.

Take some time to explore this interesting tool and see what Venn diagrams result for your search terms.
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PubMed for Trainers class series in Dallas, TX, March 2016

Friday, May 29th, 2015
Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in Dallas. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:

  • Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed
  • Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information
  • Improve your PubMed search technique
  • Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
  • Experience peer collaboration and learning

 

What is the format of PubMed for Trainers?
PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class.

 

When is PubMed for Trainers?
The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

Session One (online): March 3, 2016 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Two (online): March 10, 2016 10am–11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Three (online): March 17, 2016 10am–11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Four (in-person): March 24, 2016 9:00am–4:30PM ET (This class will be held at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library).

 

What should I expect from the class?
The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.

 

How many MLA CE Credits will I get?
When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.

If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.

 

For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3415

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