is the primary contact.
This specialized online class will help to improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics.
This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database.
This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course beings with searching PubMed for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information (e.g. ClincalTrials.gov and TOXNET), searching with chemical nomenclature (e.g. ChemiIDplus, the Hazardous Substance Databank (HSDB), and PubChem Compound), and locating genetic literature and data (e.g. NCBI Gene and Genetics Home Reference (GHR)). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database. The course is available as a three-week Web-based asynchronous class via Moodle for 6.0 CE credits.
|Continuing Education Experience:
||Experienced PubMed Searching
|CE Contact Hours:
||Health Sciences Information Services, Research + Analysis and Interpretation
||Electronic Resources, Expert Searching, NLM Databases, Research
e-Learning, RML Offerings - Moodle
*Understand the between MeSH terms, Phamacologic Actions, and Supplementary Concept Records
*Experience and understand when to use specific National Library of Medicine databases to search for chemical, drug and genetic information and literature
*Identify related literature resources for additional learning
Four week course:
Week 1: MeSH Drug Connections (MeSH, Phamacologic Actions, Supplementary Concept Records, Subheadings)
Week 2: Searching for Drug Information (TOXNET, ClinicalTrials.gov, evidence-based drug resources, labels databases)
Week 3: Chemical Complications (PubMed searching, TOXNET, PubChem Compound, ChemIDplus, CHEMM)
Week 4: The World of Genetics (NCBI Gene database, Genetics Home Reference, Online Mendelian Inheritance of Man (OMIM)
Need for This Course:
Because drugs and chemicals are a specialized area, most librarians do not have training in this area. This course focuses on the specialized databases related to drugs and chemicals freely available frorm the National Library of Medicine and other NIH and Federal agencies.
The instructional methods used include
Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Study, and Problem-based.
Online Discussion forums, handouts, links to presentations
The standard MLA CE evaluation will be used in addition to a suggestion section provided during the class time.