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LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic. Learn more about the course by visiting:

This course is designed to introduce public health professionals and librarians to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj and demonstrate how to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020.

Want to improve your consumer health collection and services? Interested in improving your reference skills for providing health information for the public? Then this class is for you. Starting with a discussion about the information seeking behaviors of consumers, the class focuses on the provision of consumer health information services for the public. We will also cover health literacy, planning the service, the reference interview, consumer health online, collection development, collaboration, community partnerships, outreach and marketing. Students will also learn about how to stay up to date on consumer health librarianship. For more information, please see:

The goal of this class is to increase understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will learn the history of CAM and its impact on medical practices. They will learn how CAM is used, how to evaluate CAM website, and how to look up information about the effectiveness of CAM therapies.

Instructional design is a systematic approach to creating lessons that meet learner needs. There are many models of instructional design, and this class will focus on one of the most well-known, ADDIE. 

This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course covers drug information databases, searching for chemicals and with chemical nomenclature and locating literature related to genetics and genomics. This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database. For more information: visit is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. As of June 2017, provided access to nearly 250,000 study records and more than 26,700 studies with summary results. is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

This PubMed class is intended for experienced users to help develop advanced searching techniques and improve search strategies in the PubMed/MEDLINE database.  Information on the class is available at:

This class is available on-demand from the SEA Region. Email Ashley Cuffia for more information.

Forums for graduates of the class "Librarian's Guide to NCBI."

This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Features Bar, Related Citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and Single Citation Matcher.

This course will provide an overview of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively.

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization

This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications. Students will complete assigned exercises that they will share with their class peers. Class participants are expected to spend 1.5 hours on content learning, 3 hours of in-depth learning on a selected tool/application and prepare a visualization, and .5 hours on peer critique.

Health Sciences Library support for data researchers and computer scientists is a new role for health sciences librarians. Work being done in biomedical big data fields and precision medicine is being shared through The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative's weekly online lecture series discussing the data science underlying modern biomedical research. The series began in September 2016 and is scheduled to run through early 2017. The weekly presentations are from experts across the country covering the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, and other topics relevant to “big data” in biomedicine. The webinar series will provide essential training suitable for individuals at an introductory overview level. All video presentations from the seminar series will be streamed for live viewing, recorded, and posted online for future viewing and reference. This webinar series is a collaboration between the TCC, the NIH Office of the Associate Director for Data Science, and BD2K Centers Coordination Center (BD2KCCC). Support for data researchers at all points of the research lifecycle is likely to become a primary role for health sciences librarians. What kind of library support researchers want and what kinds of skills librarians need to have in order to meet that need remain unanswered questions. If health sciences librarians want to provide meaningful contributions to a growing field, discussions need to take place and action plans need to be created.

CE Contact Hours: 2 per video, reflection, and evaluation submitted.

The learning objective of the live debriefing discussions is to increase awareness of the roles the librarian can play to support researchers in the data lifecycle. 

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