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Thinking Outside the PubMed Box

Class Details

Do you develop or support wellness programming at your library or help patrons find health information? Do you support health sciences instructors or students at a school, college, or university? Are you familiar with PubMed, but curious if there are other resources out there that might be better suited to your patron audience?

This class will introduce you to a range of trustworthy and freely available online health information resources developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Awareness of these resources will help you “think outside the PubMed box” when assisting patrons or developing programming, allowing you to better tailor your resource usage and recommendations to particular contexts. The resources presented will be useful in a variety of contexts, including but not limited to academic and public libraries. Examples of resources to be introduced include MedlinePlus, Open-i, ClinicalTrials.gov, Tox Town, Genetics Home Reference, and more.

You will also learn about some exciting programs and opportunities available to your institution through the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).


  • Become aware of a variety of health information resources from the NLM
  • Tailor your health information resource recommendations to a particular audience
  • Summarize programs and training & funding opportunities available through the NNLM
Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Nov 18, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM ET
Kelsey Cowles, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is now closed to registrants.

Class Overview

Boost your knowledge of NLM products or other health information topics with this monthly webinar series from the Middle Atlantic Region.

Registration is required.