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PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed

Class Details

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed® is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

Prior to the session: Create a My NCBI account, if you don't already have one, so you can follow along.

A recording from a recent session can be viewed on the NTO website.

Agenda:
The difference between PubMed and MEDLINE
How to run a basic search
Assess search results
Analyze Search Details
Brief introductions to MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping, search tags and subheadings
Search for a known citation using the Citation Sensor and Title Matcher
Customize PubMed with My NCBI

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Mar 15, 2017
1:00PM - 2:30PM ET

Class Overview

PML LogoA recording from the most recent session can be viewed on the NTO website.

CE credit is not available for viewing the recording.

PubMed for Librarians is made up of six 90-minute segments. These six segments will be presented via WebEx and recorded for archival access.

Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module designed for each user to determine how many and in what sequence they attend.

The segments are designed to take 1.5 hours each and, if the live session is attended, along with any pre-requisite work completed, will earn 1.5 MLA Continuing Education hours. CE credit is not available for viewing the recording.
 

Course Materials

Introduction Handout (Rev June 2017)
MeSH Handout (Rev June 2017)
Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) Handout (Rev June 2017)
Building and Refining Your Search Handout (Rev June 2017)
Using Evidence Based Search Features Handout (Rev June 2017)
Customization Handout (Rev July 2017)