Description: This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include using MeSH and search qualifiers, limiting search results, and refining your search. This course will provide an indepth view of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively. The 3.5 version of the course provides the attendees with hands-on opportunities to practice their search techniques. This course is also offered for 2.5 hours without hands-on. The course is available as a three-week Web-based asynchronous class via Moodle for 3.5 CE credits.
|Continuing Education Experience:||Must be familiar w/ MeSH & online searching|
|CE Contact Hours:||2.5, 3.5, 3.5 online|
|Professional Competencies:||Health Sciences Information Services|
|Subject:||Consumer Health, Expert Searching|
|Course Type:||Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings|
Educational Objective: Participants will be able to: Understand how PubMed translates the user's query into a MEDLINE search. Be able to explain the interrelationship of the various files PubMed uses to create its interface to MEDLINE. Formulate a search using PubMed that yields bibliographic retrieval relevant to the search query. Utilize the various search options and interfaces available in PubMed to refine searching. Understand the basic functions of the features in PubMed. Learn about resources to receive current information about NLM systems and acquire materials useful for MEDLINE searching.
Making PubMed Work For You Agenda for 3.5 MLA CE Credits Course Outline I. Introduction to PubMed - 15 minutes General Information PubMed Overview PubMed's Home Page II. Searching PubMed - 30 minutes Entering Search Terms Automatic Term Mapping Navigating Your Search Results Display Options Retrieval Options Document Ordering III. PubMed Features - 30 minutes Limits History Search builder Clipboard Details Break - 15 minutes IV. Practice Session - 25 minutes IV. Related Articles & Links - 5 minutes V. My NCBI - 15 minutes VI. Advanced Searching - 35 minutes MeSH & MeSH Database Boolean - AND, OR, NOT Search Field Abbreviations Journals Database Single Citation Matcher VII. Practice Session - 30 minutes VIII. Wrap-up - 10 minutes
The instructional methods used include Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.
Participant Materials: Agenda PubMed Basics Trifold Searching PubMed with MeSH Trifold PubMed My NCBI Trifold Making PubMed Work for You Exercises
Facility Requirements: Computers, Internet access
Additional Evaluation: NN/LM Evaluation form