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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
||Health Sciences Information Services
||Consumer Health, Expert Searching
Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings
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
I. Introduction to PubMed - 15 minutes
PubMed's Home Page
II. Searching PubMed - 30 minutes
Entering Search Terms
Automatic Term Mapping
Navigating Your Search Results
III. PubMed Features - 30 minutes
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
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.
PubMed Basics Trifold
Searching PubMed with MeSH Trifold
PubMed My NCBI Trifold
Making PubMed Work for You Exercises
Computers, Internet access
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