PubMed Rediscovered: Hidden Treasures in Searching

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
NN/LM - PSR, UCLA Biomedical Library
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles CA , 90095-1798
United States
Kay Deeney is the primary contact.
Phone: 310.206.0525
Fax: 310.825.5389
Resource URL:
Region: Southern California and Arizona

Description: Be in the forefront of searchers who understand how to get the best pearls from the PubMed database. Discover what has changed and what has remained the same! This class will cover an overview of recent changes to PubMed, hidden treasures and strategies for searching in PubMed. Learn how to combine your knowledge and experience of PubMed with the new changes to make your searching even more powerful. Promoting PubMed in your institution will also be covered. Class will include demos, discussion, hands-on practice and guided exercises. The abbreviated two or three hour versions cover PubMed design changes and search strategies.This course was evaluated at MLA '11 and scored an overall course grade of 3.52 on a 4.0 scale. The mean score for all evaluated courses taught at MLA ’11 was 3.63 on a 4.0 scale.

Experience Level: Intermediate
Continuing Education Experience: Previous experience searching PubMed
CE Contact Hours: 2, 3, 4
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Expert Searching
Course Type: Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: Objectives Attendees will be able to 1. Recognize PubMed design changes 2. Interpret search details and modify them 3. Employ suggested search strategy approaches 4. Discover new ideas for promoting PubMed searches or services in their institutions 5. Explore mobile options for searching PubMed


1-1:30	Welcome & overview of PubMed changes; 1:30-2:00 Hidden treasures: PubMed rediscovered; 
2:00-2:30 Principles of search strategies; 2:30-3:00 Practice, practice, practice!; 3:00 -3:15 Break; 3:15-4:00 - Review 2020 searches; 4:00-4:20 Promoting PubMed in your institution; 4:20-4:40 Mobile PubMed; 4:40-5:00 Wrap-up, questions, evaluations

Need for This Course: December, 2014 Learning Needs Assessment of the Pacific Southwest Region, NN/LM documented a need for more hands-on advanced PubMed classes.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Case Study.

Participant Materials: Agenda; Searching exercises

Facility Requirements: Computers for instructor and students; projector for instructor workstation; internet access

Additional Evaluation: SurveyMonkey evaluation will be used.

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