Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator
Even the most experienced PubMed user can sometimes use a refresher on searching PubMed. For novice users, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to make the most of the database. Fortunately, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and MAR have you covered.
The National Training Center (NTC) offers regular PubMed training. Their one-hour PubMed for Librarians online sessions offer training on particular aspects of the database, such as Automatic Term Mapping, and Building and Refining Your Search. For those involved in teaching PubMed, they offer a more comprehensive course entitled PubMed for Trainers, a 16-hour hybrid online and in-person course.
Their current offerings: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html
MAR offers professional development awards for those interested in taking PubMed for Trainers in Bethesda, MD. Apply here: http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/prof_dev_awards2014.html
MAR has sponsored several recent PubMed webinars, including:
Hungry for more training? MAR offers in-person and online customized PubMed training for librarians and health professionals. To ask about setting up training for your staff, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 338-7657.