PubMed Training

August 5, 2011 at 10:36 am | Posted in Continuing Education, NLM Databases | Leave a comment
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From the National Network of Libraries of Medicine / National Training Center (NTC):

Register for a FREE, hands-on, In-Person PubMed Training provided by the staff of the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)!

Would you like to gain new skills or brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Join us at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA for a FREE, all day, in-person, hands-on PubMed training session.  The class will include interactive demonstrations, hands-on exercises and networking  opportunities.  By the end of the day, you should understand:

  • In detail, how PubMed translates your search behind the scenes (Automatic Term Mapping)
  • How to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) as part of your searching toolbox
  • How to customize your search results and save search strategies using My NCBI
  • How to remain current, receiving updates about PubMed and other NLM electronic resources

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) New England Region (NER) sponsors the class.

The class will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 8:30 am – 5 pm at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library, New England Regional Medical Library (NERML), in Worcester, MA.

The class is eligible for 7.5 hours of MLA CE credit.

To register, visit

For more information, contact Lauri Fennell at the NER.


No Fear Molecular Biology Class

September 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Posted in Continuing Education, NLM Databases, Professional Development | 1 Comment

[Posted on behalf of Lauri Fennell, NN/LM NER]

In an earlier announcement to the NAHSL-list, I mentioned saving the date for an upcoming No Fear Molecular Biology Class that is being sponsored by NN/LM-NER on November 5, 2010. Below you will find the link for registration.

Please note that there is limited space and we ask you to consider carefully if you will be able to attend before registering.

This program is intended for librarians who are interested in learning more about the sciences and NLM resources relevant to Molecular Biology and will include some hands on practice. As the facility does not have a computer lab we ask you to bring a laptop if possible. Wireless access will be available.

We are excited to be offering this class taught by Helen-Ann Epstein and Colette Saccomanno. Detailed information can be found at on the MLA website.


Enjoy the day, Lauri

PubMed and MyNCBI Changes

January 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Posted in NLM Databases | Leave a comment
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I’m doing a little catch up on recent postings in the NLM Technical Bulletin and thought you might be interested too. The January-February issue is full of  changes and updates for a variety of resources. There is information about Mobile MedlinePlus as well as a new Special Queries on Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives and a lot more.

I want to point out  a few in particular that were posted yesterday, January 26th. I know people will be happy to hear that there will be some improvements to the Advanced Search page in PubMed, including adding a component to select date ranges in the limits section. These changes are expected to occur in February.

There are also expanded capabilities in My NCBI including the My Bibliography section and the Managing Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy section.

Lauri Kolakoski Fennell
Outreach Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (NN/LMNER)
University of Massachusetts Medical School

MedlinePlus Now Available “On the Go”

January 15, 2010 at 10:40 am | Posted in NLM Databases | Leave a comment
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The National Library of Medicine launched mobile versions of MedlinePlus yesterday, one in English and the other in Spanish. This is a great, convenient way to access our favorite consumer health website via your iPod, iPhone, Blackberry or other hand-held device. Check it out! (Look under “Featured Site”.)

Consumer Health Librarianship Distance Learning Opportunity

December 3, 2009 at 10:05 am | Posted in Continuing Education, NLM Databases | Leave a comment
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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Distance learning opportunity for the New England and Greater Midwest Region

January 19 – March 12, 2010

Want to improve your consumer health collection and services? Interested in improving your reference skills for providing health information for the public? Then, this class is for you. We will start with a discussion about the information seeking behaviors of consumers. This class will focus on the provision of consumer health information services for the public. We will cover health literacy, planning the service, the reference interview, consumer health online, collection development, collaboration, community partnerships, outreach and marketing. Participants will also learn about how to stay up to date on consumer health librarianship.

This free self paced distance learning opportunity offered via Moodle includes readings, forum discussions and assignments.  Additionally, there will be 2 teleconferences held via Adobe Connect.  The mid-session teleconference will be held on Feb 11, 2010 at 3 PM EST.  The class wrap up teleconference will be held on March 11, 2010 at 3 EST.

To register, click here.

This class is co-taught by Michelle Eberle and Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinators from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England and Greater Midwest Region.

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