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How to get weekly email notifications of new NNLM classes

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Librarians love email distribution lists, that is for certain, but they love email lists about FREE STUFF even more. Here’s how to sign up for weekly email notifications about new NNLM classes on our website.


5 Free Classes for Health Science Librarians from the National Library of Medicine

Monday, February 20th, 2017
Discovering TOXNET logo

Discovering TOXNET logo

WHAT: Discover NLM environmental health databases such as TOXNET and Hazardous Substance Data Bank through videos, guided hands-on tutorials, and discovery exercises.

WHEN: March 1-31

HOW: Self-paced (via Moodle course management system)


PubMed for Librarians logo

PubMed for Librarians logo

WHAT: Our 90 minute live webinars cover basically everything you ever wanted to know about PubMed, from basic intro to creating customized search filters.

WHEN:  Wednesdays in February, March, and April, 1-2:30 pm ET

HOW: Live webinars occur on Wednesdays usually, or view a recording of a previous class


Teaching Topics logo

Teaching Topics logo

WHAT: Get in the Picture – ACRL Framework and You. As part of our Teaching Topics series, we’ll introduce the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy and talk to several academic health sciences librarians about  their experience using it.

WHEN: April 26, 2017,  1:00-2:00 PM ET

HOW: Live webinar (will be recorded)


NCBI logo

NCBI logo

WHAT: Five questions you can answer using the NCBI Gene database. In our second installment of bioinformatics educational webinars, two NCBI experts will walk through five questions you can answer in the NCBI Gene database.

WHEN: March 9, 2017, 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET

HOW: Live webinar (will be recorded)


National Library of Medicine Logo

NLM Logo

WHAT: Experts at the NLM introduce new users to the basics of using NLM’s EDirect API service to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need.

WHEN: Tuesdays in February & March, 1-2:30 PM ET

HOW: Live webinar (You must also watch the first Insider’s Guide class “Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed”, or be familiar with the basic concepts of APIs and E-utilities)


Let’s TOX

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The NNLM Training Office(NTO) is offering a free, online, asynchronous CE class called Discovering TOXNET® from March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017.

How is the content delivered?
You will discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided hands-on tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.

What is TOXNET?
TOXNET is a suite of databases that cover hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment, regulations plus occupational safety and health.

Who should take the class?
Health sciences librarians and health or environmental science professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.

How much time?
You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; all the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA continuing education credit. Each module carries 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?
This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided, interactive, online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos, as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

The modules (and their CE credits) are:
Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
LactMed: 0.5 hour
Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
REMM: 0.5 hour
Drug Information Portal: 0.5 hour

How do I register?
Follow the link below to register (you will be asked to login):

For questions, contact the NTO at

How to Cancel your Class Registration on the NNLM Website

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Venn diagram

[caption] Venn diagram cancellation

Here’s a Venn Diagram I’m sure everyone is familiar with. You sign up for a great online class on a day completely clear of events. Then reality sets in and you have to cancel due to that Really Important Thing you Totally Forgot About.

For times of need, here’s how to cancel your class registration for any event listed on the NNLM Website – whether its through NNLM  Training Office or your regional medical library, these directions will work.

How to Cancel a Class registration:

  1. Log into your account on the NNLM Website.
  2. Navigate to the class you want to cancel (try the universal calendar for all NNLM course listings).
  3. Click the link ‘Cancel Registration.”
  4. A new page opens asking “Are you sure?”
  5. Click the green DELETE button to cancel registration.
  6. A new page loads with the message “Registration has been deleted.”


30 Minute MeSH Update Scheduled for January 27

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Mark your calendars! From the NLM Technical Bulletin:

On January 27, 2017, join NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2017 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 30-minute presentation will feature a new subheading; new protein classes; additional dietary supplement concepts; changes to both the phenomena and technologies trees; and a new MeSH Browser. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

Date and time: Friday, January 27, 2017, 12:00 pm EST / 11 am CT / 10 am MT / 9 am PT

To register, go to: