This week our new Education and Outreach Coordinator Margot Malachowski visited 15-40 Connection, a Massachusetts-based organization striving to improve conversations around cancer detection. Our role is to train the staff at 15-40 Connection in best methods of using MedlinePlus and PubMed for looking up cancer information. Margot demonstrated the differences in searching MedlinePlus through Health Topics and through the search box. For those who are interested in researching more deeply, she demonstrated how to use Health Topics pages as an entry point to a PubMed search. Margot gave a brief explanation of MeSH.
Several staff at 15-40 Connection were curious about symptom checkers. Did you know that Symptoms is its own Health Topic in MedlinePlus? For a triage tool, look for linked resources from the American Academy of Family Physicians or go directly to the FamilyDoctor.org symptom checker.
e-Science Symposium Registration is Open!
9th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium
“Libraries in Data Science: Addressing Gaps and Bridges”
Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:00am – 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Faculty Conference Room
Save the Date for Upcoming Event:
Research Data Management Roundtable
“Breaking Down RDM Instruction”
Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst
W.E.B Du Bois Library, Room 2601
The NNLM NER will be hosting a viewing of the MLA Webinar, Searching with Ease: A Guide to Effective and Efficient Searches
February 8th, 2017 – 2:00-3:30pm
Terry Ann Jankowski, AHIP, FMLA, one of the preeminent educators on expert searching, guides novice and intermediate searchers on how to conduct any search with ease. Participants will learn how to translate search requests into strategies, identify the right steps and tools for the request and themselves, and use their results to refine their strategies. #mlaExpertSearch
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- translate search requests into effective search strategies using both controlled vocabulary and natural language
- select a search method appropriate to the search request and their search styles
- review a search strategy with its results to determine steps to take to improve the search
The in-person, live viewing of this webinar will be held at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Lamar Soutter Library. Please click here for more information or to register.
If you cannot attend the live showing, but would still like to view the webinar and received MLA credit, you must register for the event.
A link to the recording, information about MLA credit, and all handouts will be emailed to all registered participants sometime AFTER the event.
Please contact Martha Meacham (Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org – 508-856-1267) or the NNLM NER office (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.