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Upcoming NTCC Classes: PubMed, TOXNET, NLM Gateway, and

The National Training Center and Clearinghouse offers full day courses in PubMed and TOXNET, plus a half-day class in NLM Gateway and  Several classes are coming soon to our region:

PubMed – July 20th and 22nd in Detroit, MI, and October 19th in Maywood, IL
NLM Gateway/ – October 20th in Maywood, IL
TOXNET® and Beyond – July 21st in Detroit MI, and October 21st in Maywood, IL

For class details and registration information


8:30am to 5:00pm (7.5 MLA CE Hours)
Monday July 20, 2009, Detroit, MI
Wednesday July 22, 2009, Detroit, MI
Monday, October 19, 2009, Maywood, IL

Anyone who has used PubMed regularly has noticed some of the many changes. This PubMed® class is of particular interest to those who want a review of recent changes to the system, including medical librarians, researchers, medical editors, and anyone who searches for biomedical journal article citations.

This full-day class is designed to teach students how to use PubMed® which includes MEDLINE citations. The class also includes an overview of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and its importance as a tool to both searchers and indexers.


The NLM Gateway and
1:00pm to 4:30pm (3.5 MLA CE Hours)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009, Maywood, IL

The NLM Gateway and class is of particular interest to public, consumer health, and medical librarians and all health information consumers.

The NLM Gateway allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing “one-stop searching” for many of NLM’s information resources or databases, including: PubMed®, MedlinePLUS, TOXNET®, Meeting Abstracts, and many more.


TOXNET® and Beyond
9:00am to 4:00pm (6 MLA CE Hours)
Tuesday July 21, 2009, Detroit MI
Wednesday, October 21, 2009, Maywood, IL

This full-day class is designed to convey the basics of searching NLM’s TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related subjects. Students learn the content and structure of files covering toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic releases, and chemical searching and nomenclature.
Among the databases highlighted will be TOXLINE®, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Integrated Risk Information System, the Toxic Release Inventory, and ChemIDplus.


All the training sessions are FREE and intended for health sciences library staff, public librarians, health professionals, and anyone interested in using these free National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases.

To register for the classes in Detroit, go to

To register for the classes in Maywood, or to look for other class locations, click on this registration form link:

Keep an eye on our GMR Calendar for additional classes.

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