Nursing @ NLM: Resource to support research and clinical practice from the National Library of Medicine

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library
601 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore MD , 21201
United States
David Midyette is the primary contact.
Phone: 410-706-2855
Fax: 410-706-0099
Region: Mid-Atlantic

Description: The National Library of Medicine databases support many different aspects of the healthcare spectrum and nursing resources form a key part. The nursing profession is growing and changing, as are the information needs of all nursing professionals. Whether performing research, learning a new skill, or seeking patient care information, nurses need access and the ability to search for quality information. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of searching PubMed with additional information on the latest updates, an overview of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), and how to manage their searches and citations. Additionally, the workshop will include finding and utilizing information from MedlinePlus (Consumer Health), LactMed, Drugs@NLM, and additional resources of use to nursing professionals. Hands-on exercises will allow participants to explore and evaluate these resources as support for their professional environment.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus
CE Contact Hours: 4
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Electronic Resources, NLM Databases, Research, Subject Specific Resources
Course Type: Face to Face, Hands-on, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: Participants will be able to: • Perform basic literature searches in PubMed • Identify, select, and manage citations retrieved • Retrieve and describe health related consumer/patient education resources from Medlineplus • Discover and retrieve drug information for clinical practice • Evaluate resources for information quality • Identify and utilize apps and social media for mobile access and updates


Agenda (Presentation/Exercises)
Introduction (10 minutes)

•	Introduce Instructor
•	Introduce the National Network of Libraries of Medicine
•	Workshop Objectives 
•	Course outline and materials 

PubMed (60 minutes/30 minutes)
•	Scope	
•	Website Introduction
     o	   FAQ
     o	   Tutorials
     o 	   Single Citation Matcher
•	Basic Search
     o     Sidebar
     o     Display Settings
     o     Send To
     o     Ads
•	Citation
     o     Status
     o     PMID
     o     Publication Type/MeSH Terms/Substances
     o     Link Out
•	MeSH Basics
     o     Overview
     o     MeSH vs. Keywords
     o     Fishing or Target Practice
•	Journals@NLM
Break (20 minutes)
MedlinePlus (20 minutes/10 minutes)
•	Website Introduction
•	Scope
•	Basic Search
LactMed (Toxnet) (20 minutes/10 minutes)
•	Website Introduction
•	Scope
•	Basic Search
Drugs@NLM (20 minutes/10 minutes)
•	Website Introduction
•	Scope
•	Basic Search
Additional Resources (20 minutes)
•	Apps
•	Social Media
     o     RSS
     o     Facebook
     o     Twitter
Questions and Evaluations (10 minutes)
Time – 4 Hours

Need for This Course: NLM provides a wide range of resources for use in the nursing field, but they are often underutilized or overlooked in favor of nursing specific resources. This class will assist nursing faculty, students, and practitioners in finding relevant materials to support their research and clinical needs. Additionally, it will provide librarians with a framework for constructing their own internal health information literacy sessions for their nursing constituents.

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

Participant Materials: Materials include hands-on exercise handouts, additional resources handout, powerpoint slide handout, and an agenda with hyperlinked information.

Facility Requirements: Computer classroom with Internet access is preferred.

Additional Evaluation: Standard MLA evaluation.

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