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MeSH 2017 and Saved Searches

Posted by on December 14th, 2016 0 comments

Do you have a search saved in PubMed? It may need to be updated because of changes in MeSH terminology. Here are the steps you can take to make sure your search is connecting to the current vocabulary: First, check to see if your MeSH terms have changed: If your term was deleted and… Read More »

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PubMed for Librarians 2017 – registration is open

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016 0 comments

Registration is now open for the next round of our highly popular PubMed For Librarians series. The PubMed for Librarians class is divided into six segments (90 minutes each). Each segment is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises and is worth 1.5 hours of MLA CE credit. Participants can choose any or all of… Read More »

Posted in: News, Online Classes, PubMed



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All about the new MeSH browser

Posted by on November 21st, 2016 0 comments

If you’ve spent any time among medical librarians, you’ve probably heard the term MeSH tossed about. MeSH stands for medical subject headings, the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus. In PubMed, MeSH is used to describe research articles. Likewise, you can use the MeSH database in PubMed to build very specific searches. But there is another, separate resource… Read More »

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Band Name or MeSH Term? A game based on the 2017 Medical Subject Headings

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 0 comments

The 2017 MeSH terms have been revealed and among them are molecules, philosophies and vices. Some of us here at the NTO geek out more than a little about the annual list of added and redacted medical subject headings, and this year we’d like to share that geekery with a game we’re calling: Band Name… Read More »

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Teach Them What They Don’t Want to Know. A report from the field.

Posted by on November 2nd, 2016 0 comments

Recently, I taught a PubMed class at the public library targeted at clinicians. For almost a year I kept a folder at my desk (yes, a manila folder) that I would add notes that I scribbled on paper about content for the class. I had well over an hour of material and an hour and… Read More »

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