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5 Free (online) PubMed CE Webinars from the NNLM Training Office

Posted by on July 19th, 2018 Posted in: Continuing Education

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering a series of 5, free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians (PML). All classes are 90 minutes and include hands-on work. Take one or more (or all) of the classes.

Details are below. All times are Eastern (please adjust for your time zone).

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5 CE)

August 29, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET

  • Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE
  • Brief introductions to MeSH, Automatic Term mapping and Subheadings
  • Citation sensors

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5 CE)

September 5, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET


  • Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database
  • 4 different types of MeSH terms
  • We’ll investigate the structure of the MeSH database (spoiler alert…it’s hierarchical) and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (1.5 CE)

September 12, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET

  • Learn 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 search effectively with keywords.
  • We will also look at the MeSH explosion feature
  • We will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed (spoiler alert…there’s a phrase index)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (1.5 CE)

September 19, 2018 2PM – 3:30 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 look at MeSH Heading and Subheading Coordination techniques used by the Indexers
  • We’ll explore the Index feature to build a search
  • We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search

PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features (1.5 CE)

September 26, 2018 2PM – 3:30 ET


  • Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies
  • We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate searching for literature that supports evidence-based medicine
  • Explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge (PubMed calls it a filter)

For questions, please contact Rebecca Brown, MLS, AHIP, Training Development Specialist, NNLM Training Office

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