How PubMed Works

How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes presented via WebEx. The individual classes are:

  1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
  2. How PubMed Works: Selection
  3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
  4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

Register for each class separately. 
Each class is eligible for 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Objectives

How PubMed Works: Introduction

  • Understand what PubMed is and what's in it.
  • Find the original research that is the basis for a news article.
  • Find articles by a specific author.
  • Search for articles on a specific subject.
  • Narrow search results to a more specific subset
  • Explore Advanced Search Builder and Search History.

How PubMed Works: Selection

  • Describe some issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape.
  • Articulate NLM responsibilities and practices in collecting and providing access to the biomedical literature.
  • Explain what is referenced in the PubMed database.
  • Describe the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database.
  • Find additional resources for authors and librarians on assessing publication quality.

How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

  • Explore the MeSH Database
  • Describe a Controlled Vocabulary
  • Explore the four types of MeSH Terms
  • Locate and explain entry terms, date introduced, previous indexing, automatic explosion

How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

  • Describe the contents of the 3 Translation Tables. 
  • Explain the order of ATM 
  • Analyze Search Details to verify term mapping.
  • Locate PubMed's list of indexed phrases
  • Describe 3 Ways to bypass ATM

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Instructor(s)

Margie Sheppard, Community Engagement Coordinator - NNLM Region 3, Region 3
Rebecca Brown, Training Development Manager, NTO
Emily Hamstra, Outreach and Access Coordinator, Region 5

Continuing Education

Each 90-minute session in this PubMed series has been approved for 1.5 Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits.

Classes

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration

No classes.

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
How PubMed Works: Introduction This 90 minute introduction class provides overviews about finding articles by a specific author and articles on a specific subject. The class also explores the Advanced Search Builder and Search History. 1.50 On
How PubMed Works: Selection This 90 minute class covers issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape; the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database and NLM responsibilities and practices in collecting and providing access to the biomedical literature. 1.50 On
How PubMed Works: MeSH This 90 MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) class explores the vocabulary underlying the functionality of the PubMed database. 1.50 On
How PubMed Works: ATM This 90 ATM (Automatic Term Mapping) class looks at the contents of the 3 translation tables used to map your search terms and looks in-depth at Search Details. 1.50 On
How PubMed Works: Introduction This 90-minute introduction class provide an overview of PubMed features, how to find articles by a specific author and articles on a specific subject. The class also explores the Advanced Search Builder and Search History and more. 1.50 On
How PubMed Works: Selection This 90 minute class covers issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape; the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database and NLM responsibilities and practices in collecting and providing access to the biomedical literature. 1.50 On
How PubMed Works: MeSH This 90 MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) class explores the vocabulary underlying the functionality of the PubMed database. 1.50 On
How PubMed Works: ATM This 90 ATM (Automatic Term Mapping) class looks at the contents of the 3 translation tables used to map your search terms and looks in-depth at Search Details. 1.50 On