Are you new to PubMed? Maybe you'd like a refresher. This on-demand, 4 module online class walks through all the parts of the PubMed interface. Each module is designed to take approximately 90 minutes to complete, and each is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits. You can start and stop at your convenience, and take only the modules that interest you. Each module is made up of a pre and post-test, a recording and an assignment.
The individual modules are:
- How PubMed Works: Introduction
- How PubMed Works: Selection
- How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
- How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)
How PubMed Works: Introduction
- Understand what PubMed is and what's in it.
- Find the original research that is the basis for a news article.
- Find articles by a specific author.
- Search for articles on a specific subject.
- Narrow search results to a more specific subset
- Explore Advanced Search Builder and Search History.
How PubMed Works: Selection
- Describe some issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape.
- Articulate NLM responsibilities and practices in collecting and providing access to the biomedical literature.
- Explain what is referenced in the PubMed database.
- Describe the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database.
- Find additional resources for authors and librarians on assessing publication quality.
How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
- Explore the MeSH Database
- Describe a Controlled Vocabulary
- Explore the four types of MeSH Terms
- Locate and explain entry terms, date introduced, previous indexing, automatic explosion
How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)
- Describe the contents of the 3 Translation Tables.
- Explain the order of ATM
- Analyze Search Details to verify term mapping.
- Locate PubMed's list of indexed phrases
- Describe 3 Ways to bypass ATM