On May 18, the new and improved PubMed replaced the legacy system as the default site. To help prepare for the transition, NLM and NNLM have a variety of trainings and resources available for you to use, learn, and adapt.
For You to Learn
Through June 25, NLM and NNLM are offering 6 live webinars from the How PubMed Works series. Each 90-minute class covers a foundational element of PubMed – including MeSH, ATM, and what is included in the PubMed database – and is eligible to claim 1.5 MLA CE credit hours. Recordings will be available for viewing after each session ends for those who can’t attend or would like to view the material again.
PubMed Essentials, an on-demand class offered through NNLM, is made up of 10 interactive video-modules (2-3 minutes each) that allow you to explore PubMed at your own pace. Topics covered include subject searches, finding the latest treatments for a disease or disorder, known item searches, saving searches and setting email alerts, and helping consumers find research in PubMed using MedlinePlus. After completing all the modules, you will be eligible to claim 1 MLA CE credit.
The comprehensive PubMed User Guide is available from the homepage and under the “Help” link on every page in PubMed. It starts with a list of frequently asked questions, allowing you to jump to short, easy-to-follow instructions for finding and using your favorite features. As with other resources, you can copy the text into your own training materials, trifolds, and user guides.
To Help Others Learn
The Trainer’s Toolkit provides instructional materials developed by NLM that you can customize and share. The series of nine interactive video Quick Tours, each only 1 to 4 minutes long, can be viewed online or embedded in course management software. You will also find slide decks, handouts, and webinar recordings all designed for sharing and reuse.