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Training Resources You Can Use

Training materials on NLM resources for health professionals and researchers:

PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

  • The PubMed Trainers' Toolkit provides access to handouts, video tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, and webinar recordings for trainers
  • The PubMed tutorial, for new or experienced users of the legacy PubMed system, teaches users how to understand PubMed's scope and content, to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), to build a search, to manage results and to save search strategies
  • PubMed Quick Tours are brief video tutorials on using PubMed

ClinicalTrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. ​

  • The Training Materials page includes tutorials, recorded webinars, and other training opportunities for researchers
  • The Find Studies help page includes information about searching for and reading clinical trial records