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Keeping up with PubMed- On Demand Online

Class Details

This class is offered continuously on demand. If you have any registration questions, please contact Ashley Cuffia at

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Repeats every month until Sun Dec 30 2018.
Nov 14, 2017, Dec 1, 2017, Jan 1, 2018, Feb 1, 2018, Mar 1, 2018, Apr 1, 2018, May 1, 2018, Jun 1, 2018, Jul 1, 2018, Aug 1, 2018, Sep 1, 2018, Oct 1, 2018, Nov 1, 2018, Dec 1, 2018
Ashley Cuffia, Consumer Health Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Class Instructors

Ashley Cuffia, Consumer Health Coordinator

With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Related Articles, Link to journals, Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries. The instructor will demonstrate online searches and students, at computers connected to the Internet, will be invited to follow along. Time for individual practice will be provided.


Participants will be able to:

  • Understand how PubMed constructs a query.
  • Develop and refine search strategies using components of PubMed's Features Bar.
  • Use Links (including LinkOut) to move to internal and external resources.
  • Build controlled vocabulary searches using PubMed's MeSH browser.
  • Use the MyNCBI feature to personalize PubMed and store searches.
  • Use the other tools on PubMed's Sidebar, including the Journals Database, Single Citation Matcher and Clinical Queries.

Course Materials

PubMed Online Training

Course Developer

Terri Ottosen, MLIS, AHIP - Former NNLM SEA Consumer Health Coordinator