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Making PubMed Work For You

Agenda for 3.5 MLA CE Credits

Course Outline

I. Introduction to PubMed - 15 minutes

  • General Information
  • PubMed Overview
  • PubMed's Home Page

II. Searching PubMed - 30 minutes

  • Entering Search Terms
  • Automatic Term Mapping
  • Navigating Your Search Results
  • Display Options
  • Retrieval Options
  • Document Ordering

III. PubMed Features - 30 minutes

  • Limits
  • History
  • Preview/Index
  • Clipboard
  • Details

Break - 15 minutes

IV. Practice Session - 25 minutes

IV. Related Articles & Links - 5 minutes

V. My NCBI - 15 minutes

VI. Advanced Searching - 35 minutes

  • MeSH & MeSH Database
  • Boolean - AND, OR, NOT
  • Search Field Abbreviations
  • Journals Database
  • Single Citation Matcher

VII. Practice Session - 30 minutes

VIII. Wrap-up - 10 minutes