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  • Discovering TOXNET®

    Discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises in thirteen independent modules. The independent modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, and more.

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  • PubMed® for Librarians

    PubMed for Librarians is a series of 90 minute classes. Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module. Each segment is eligible for 1.5 MLA Continuing Education hours. CE credit is not available for viewing the recording.

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How to register for classes on our shiny new website

Did you notice the modern new look of the NNLM Training Office? Our site redesign launched on Monday, December 5th, and boy are we proud of our fantastic fresh look. We hope the site makes it easier for you discover all the great classes the NNLM has coming up. I suppose it doesn’t hurt to mention that the next edition of NTO’s perennially popular PubMed for Librarians series begins January 19th, 2017.

Registering for classes on our new site is easy. Directions below.

How to register for a class on the new NNLM website

  1. Click the green Log in button – it’s at the bottom of every page of our site under the words NNLM Login – and enter your NNLM username and password. (More about account creation below).
  2. Once you’ve logged in, locate the class you want and click REGISTER. (Check out for a list of all upcoming NNLM classes).
  3. That’s it! You are done. View your profile to see a list of classes for which you are currently registered. (Your profile is at the bottom of every page of too).

Don’t have an NNLM Account?

Select CREATE NEW ACCOUNT – it’s at the bottom of every page of our site under the words NNLM Login – and fill out the form to begin. Registration is free and open to anyone.

Have an account on NNLM’s Moodle Distance Learning System prior to December 1, 2016?

Select “Request new password” – it’s at the bottom of every page of our site under the words NNLM Login – to activate your new NNLM account. Your information from the Moodle system has been transferred for you. All you have to do is reset your password, which is done via email.

Questions? Comments?

Contact the NTO at To contact the NNLM Web Services Office directly go to

For visual learners

Here’s a video on how to register for classes on the NNLM site

Register for the next Teaching Topics: Classroom Assessment On the Fly (January 12, 2017)

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Teaching Topics: Classroom Assessment On the Fly

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – 1pm ET


Kick off 2017 with new ideas for engaging students and gathering feedback in the classroom. This ninety minute Teaching Topics session will describe different modes of assessment and demonstrate 10 classroom activities that elicit actionable feedback on learning outcomes. This free class is approved for 1.5 MLA continuing education credits.

Registration is still open for Using ALTBIB: What, Why, and How (Thursday, Dec 8)

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Using ALTBIB: What, Why, and How

Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 1pm ET


This one-hour webinar provides a basic introduction to the NLM Database ALTBIB: Resources for Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing. We will describe the scope of ALTBIB, briefly explain the history of the database and why it exists, and demonstrate ALTBIB features. Participants will gain hands on experience with the tool with practice exercises, and leave the webinar with a sense of what ALTBIB can and cannot do for animal alternative searches. This free webinar is approved for 1 MLA continuing education credit.

Looking for a Guideline? Search AHRQ Guidelines with MeSH.

Here’s a short video that describes how to use MeSH terms to search for guidelines in the National Guideline Clearinghouse from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

PubMed for Librarians 2017 – registration is open

PML_slide_imageRegistration is now open for the next round of our highly popular PubMed For Librarians series.

The PubMed for Librarians class is divided into six segments (90 minutes each). Each segment is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises and is worth 1.5 hours of MLA CE credit. Participants can choose any or all of the 6 segments that interest them.

The segments are as follows:

Introduction to PubMed: Learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a PubMed search, assess your search retrieval, analyze search details, employ three ways to search for a known citation, and how to customize with My NCBI.

MeSH (Medical Subject Headings): Learn about the NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. Explore the four different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. Investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

Automatic Term Mapping (ATM): Learn about Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) – the process that maps keywords from your PubMed search to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn why searching with keywords in PubMed can be an effective approach to searching. Look at the explosion feature, what is and is not included in search details, and explore how PubMed processes phrases.

Building and Refining Your Search: Use some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. Explore the filters sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries. Use History, tools in the NLM Catalog, and the Advanced Search Builder to build searches and explore topics.

Using Evidence-Based Search Features: Explore terminology used for indexing study design in PubMed, explore 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and learn how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

Customization – My NCBI: Learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating your My NCBI page content, locating and identifying available filters on PubMed’s filter sidebar, selecting and setting up to fifteen filters, and creating a custom filter.

Space is limited, register now at