Saturday, August 1, 2020

How PubMed Works On-Demand: Free Online Class


How PubMed Works On-Demand is an online, on-demand class made up of 4 modules. The class is offered in Moodle by the Network of the National Library of Medicine. The modules are intended for librarians, other information professionals, and anyone interested in learning in-depth about PubMed. The individual modules are:


  1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
  2. How PubMed Works: Selection
  3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
  4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)


The following is a partial list of what is covered in each module. To see the full descriptions and to register visit the class page.

The Introduction module provides overviews about finding articles by a specific author and articles on a specific subject. The class also explores the Advanced Search Builder and Search History.

The Selection module covers issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape; the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database and NLM responsibilities and practices in collecting and providing access to the biomedical literature.

The MeSH module explores the different components of a MeSH record and the 4 types of MeSH terms.

The ATM module looks at the contents of the 3 translation tables used to map your search terms and looks in-depth at Search Details.

Upon completion of each module, you will be eligible for 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Register here. 


Re-posted from: 
How PubMed Works On-Demand: Free Online Class. NLM Tech Bull. 2020 Jul-Aug;(435):b5.

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