Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for our PubMed® for Librarians series. Details and links to registration are below. All times are Eastern.
March 15, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.
March 22, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search. We will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.
March 29, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM helps you effectively search with keywords. We will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details and we will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.
April 5, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET
This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will learn how to use MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore a topic. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.
April 12, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET
This class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design, we’ll look at 3 PubMed features that facilitate evidence-based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.
April 19, 2017 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identify available My NCBI filters and create a custom filter.