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PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-based Approach to PubMed Searching


The workshop will focus on a problem-based approach in learning to search the PubMed database. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice, participants will become more efficient PubMed searchers. The class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers. The class is available as three, four or six hour sessions.


Participants will be able to

  • Search PubMed to locate citations on author, subject or keyword, and institutional searches;
  • Create a search strategy using the strengths of the database;
  • Apply MeSH headings to enhance a search;
  • Use My NCBI to create collections and save searches;
  • Become familiar with available tools to update their skills and for lifelong learning.

Course Materials

Continuing Education

This course has been approved for 3, 4 and 6 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units.


Greater Midwest Region

Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, ,

Midcontinental Region

Barbara Jones, Network Membership and Missouri Liaison, ,

Pacific Southwest Region

Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, , ,

Southeastern Atlantic Region

Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, ,


Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator, Pacific Southwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine