PubMed Update


This 1 to 2 hour update focuses on the changes to the PubMed interface as they exist at the time of the class.


Participants will be able to recognize and use the new features of PubMed. Participants will learn to use the Advanced Search page. Participants will learn features in MyNCBI.


  • Introduction and PubMed Homepage - 10 minutes
  • Advanced Search Page - 15-25 minutes
  • Search Results and Discovery Objects (current features) - 20-30 minutes
  • MyNCBI - 10-15 minutes
  • Questions, wrap-up, evaluation - 5-10 minutes

Course Materials

Handouts will be created at the time of the class to identify the current features being highlighted. Additonally, visit PubMed Online Training for tutorials, handouts and other educational resources.

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1 to 2 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association(MLA). The course can be found on the MLA site under PubMed Update.


Original author: Lauri Kolakoski Fennell, Education and Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region


PubMed Update Instructors

Middle Atlantic Region

Kate Flewelling, ,

Pacific Northwest Region

Patricia Devine, , ,

Course Developer

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR).