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PubMed® Tutorials & Recordings

What do the Dates in MeSH Mean?

Create an Alert in PubMed to be Notified When MeSH Terms Have Been Applied

Share a PubMed Search Strategy via URL

Search for Citations Linked to Patient Summaries

Displaying Author Information in PubMed

Turn on MeSH Links Display

WebEx Tour

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Advanced PubMed® Tips, Tricks, and Tools

MeSH (March 16, 2016) (01:20)

This class covers several advanced concepts in the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for searching via PubMed. Topics include annual updates to MeSH, the effective use of subheadings, free floating subheadings, and commonly confused terms. This course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH.
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PubMed® for Librarians

Introduction to PubMed (September 7, 2016) (01:11:10)

View the recording to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a PubMed search, assess your search retrieval, analyze search details, customize with My NCBI, discover and employ three ways to search for a known citation and use the Clinical Queries search tool.

MeSH (September 14, 2016) (01:09:13)

Watch the recording to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. We investigate the structure of the MeSH database and we look at the components of a MeSH record.

ATM (September 21, 2016) (01:15:55)

This session covers 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. The session also covers the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details and lastly how PubMed processes/handles a phrase.

Building and Refining Your Search (November 2, 2016) (01:00:41)

This session of PubMed for Librarians focused on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. Explore the new filter Sidebar, topic-specific subsets, History, the advanced search Index feature and building a search using broad subject terms applied to journals in the NLM catalog.

Previous Session – December 10, 2015

Customization – My NCBI (July 1, 2016) (01:02:13)

This session covers the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating your My NCBI page content using the features and options available in My NCBI, identify and differentiate available filters on PubMed’s filter sidebar, select and set up to 15 filters, and creating a custom filter.

Previous Session – December 11, 2015

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