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Register for the PubMed® for Trainers Class in June (It’s free!)

Offered by the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies?  The NTC, along with the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Lincoln, RI, is offering PubMed® for Trainers (PMT).

PMT is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the Community College of Rhode Island Library in Lincoln, RI.  

This hands-on course consists of 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions.  You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.  Upon completion of the class, participants receive 15 hours of MLA CE credit.

By the end of the course, you should:

Have a functional knowledge of the MEDLINE database

  • Understand behind the scenes details of how PubMed translates your search
  • Know how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Increase your knowledge of how to more effectively search for drugs, diseases, and patient centered research.

The dates and times for the four class sessions are:

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)

  1. Thursday, June 12, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)
  2. Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1-3 pm ET (online via Adobe Connect)
  3. Friday, June 27, 9 am -4:30 pm ET (in-person in Lincoln, Rhode Island)

For more information and to register, visit

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who teaches PubMed.” 

“You all did an amazing job of (1) modeling instructional design by providing a very well-designed course; and, (2) demonstrating how online instructional environments can still provide engaging learning experiences.”

 “I really learned a lot of new information about how to search PubMed and good ideas for how to best teach that to my students.

                                     –Comments from recent “PubMed for Trainers” participants


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