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Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service (Recording)

It’s easy to build a systematic review service. . . if you have a team and the right model.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches (CE100)

Learn a new, efficient, and effective method for conducting exhaustive searches. You’ll leave the course able to create complex searches checked for completeness and translated between databases and interfaces much faster than with traditional methods.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA MLA/SLA '23
Online
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Environmental Health and Justice: A Brief Primer

What is environmental health and environmental justice environmental justice? Learn the definitions and 3 resources you can use to find data and statistics about environmental health disparities in your community in this 1 hour on-demand online tutorial
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Essential Searching Skills for Librarians on Systematic Review Teams - April 2023

If you plan to collaborate on systematic reviews, this is the searching course for you! The course will take place April 12 & April 19, 2023. This offering is for individuals that have not purchased the SRSS Pathway.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
Online
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Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian - 2023

This 8-week online course is designed to be an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice (EBP) and to the supporting roles and opportunities for medical librarians.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Flooding in the Midwest: One University's Efforts to Reach Out to the Community (recording)

Four speakers with various backgrounds and approaches presented how they worked together at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to provide outreach to their communities in Nebraska and Iowa following devastating floods in March, 2019.
Disaster Information Specialization DEIA Information Services NNLM/NLM
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From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (Recording)

Join the presenters as they share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews. #MLAMaxReturn
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect - On Demand

This one-hour, on-demand training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and point you to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Going Grey with Google Scholar for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Learn search techniques to locate grey literature in Google Scholar and more.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Guiding Teams through Risk of Bias Tools in Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Do you want to improve the quality of the systematic reviews you contribute to, expand the range of review services you offer, and develop a reputation as a review methodological expert? Hendren and Ledbetter will show you how.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Health Bytes with Region 3: Celebrating Moon Times: Flipping the Script on Period Poverty and Standard Puberty Education

This monthly webinar from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
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Health Literacy On Demand (Oct 2022-Oct 2023)

This one-hour narrated online tutorial introduces the concepts of personal and organizational health literacy, and looks at communication practices and resources you can use to improve health literacy.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript (Recording)

Stop worrying about avoiding predatory journals, and instead learn the skills to help library users find and evaluate the best journal for their manuscript.
Information Services CE Passport MLA
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History of the Health Sciences: A Practical Guide for the Working Librarian (Recording)

What you need to know, and where you need to go, when the phone rings with a history question.
DEIA Information Services CE Passport Information Management MLA
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping

Learn how a keyword search does more than meets the eye.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Introduction

Are you new to PubMed? Maybe you'd like a refresher. This on-demand module will walk you through all the parts of the PubMed interface.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: MeSH

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: MeSH*

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Selection

Have you ever wondered how journals are chosen to become MEDLINE journals? Take this class to explore the selection criteria and process for MEDLINE and PMC.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices (2022-2023)

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit-hour, on-demand, online class.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Is Google Scholar Smart Enough for Your Reviews (Recording)

If you have not used Google Scholar for your reviews, this webinar may change your mind.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Librarians and Systematic Review Teams: Negotiating Roles and Recognition (Recording)

Develop the communication skills essential to your career development and for working effectively with systematic review teams.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You? (Recording)

MLA is pleased to offer three webinars on systematic reviews by Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell, co-editors of Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians.
Information Services CE Passport Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA CNE
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators - 2021-2023

Why should MedlinePlus.gov be the first choice for public librarians when answering health information questions? Discover the history, selection criteria and sources of MedlinePlus in this interactive tutorial.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Meeting Information Needs: Assessing Information Needs

This is the first of three essential courses for new librarians in the core skill of finding and delivering answers to biomedical and health-related questions.
Information Services CE Passport MLA

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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Introduction*

Are you new to PubMed? Maybe you'd like a refresher. This on-demand module will walk you through all the parts of the PubMed interface.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Selection*

Have you ever wondered how journals are chosen to become MEDLINE journals? Take this class to explore the selection criteria and process for MEDLINE and PMC.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Non-Member Free

How PubMed Works*

This series of 4 webinars will cover a breadth of topics to introduce and enhance your abilities in using PubMed. Whether you're a new user or looking for a refresher, each class will provide you with behind-the-scenes information to assist you in successfully using PubMed.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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INLS 515 Consumer Health Information*

This online course examines concepts of health, health conditions, policy, and information collections and services from social and cultural perspectives, and the health consumer perspective. We will also analyze and discuss methods for provision and access to consumer health information services.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices*

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit-hour, on-demand, online class.
Information Services Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Link Your Community with Health Information: Resources for Community Health Workers*

This course is a 5-week online course about how to evaluate online health information.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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LinkOut for Libraries*

LinkOut for Libraries provides journal access to PubMed users. Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about this service from the National Library of Medicine. Erin Latta, from the National DOCLINE Coordination Office, will lead this webinar.
Information Services Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Making Sense of Numbers: Communicating Numerical Health Data*

This 90 minute/1.5 credit hour webinar is an introduction for anyone who wants to improve communication of health information that involves numbers.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Changes and PubMed Searching*

Each year, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, added, removed, or moved? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes? How do you check saved searches and alerts? This online course informs you.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators*

This interactive, narrated tutorial provides a tour of the MedlinePlus website and explains why MedlinePlus is a trusted reference when answering health information questions.
Information Services Information Management Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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MedlinePlus for Librarians*

Participants will learn in this face-to-face course how to navigate the MedlinePlus website and understand why it is a trusted reference when answering health information questions.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching*

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Moving Beyond the Solidarity Statements: Allyship in Libraries*

Being antiracist is not about who you are; it’s about what you do. This four-hour, face-to-face course is a call to action for information professionals who are committed to taking action towards becoming anti-racist.
DEIA Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism
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NLM Resources for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing*

Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. Nor prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!
Information Services NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Book Discussion*

NNLM Book Discussion offers library staff interested in better understanding health issues their communities face an opportunity to explore topics with other professionals and earn Continuing Education Credit.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Emerging Trends and Topics Webinar Series*

This webinar series brings expert speakers to discuss various emerging trends and topics.
Information Services NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series*

The NNLM Information Access Webinar Series focuses on providing public access to biomedical and research results, including NIH public access and open access initiatives; access to information in disaster situations, including support of the Disaster Information Specialization offered by MLA.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight Series*

NNLM Region 6 Speaker Series is an irregular webinar series from the NNLM Region 6, featuring expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and the public.
Leadership & Management Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence*

Nursing Experts Translating the Evidence: Evidenced Based Practice content developed by Librarians and Nurses. Take Our Free Online Course. 7 Free CEUs Available for Nurses and Librarians! Connecting You To Evidence-Based Acute, Ambulatory, and Public Health Information & Resources.
Leadership & Management Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health*

This course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use National Library of Medicine resources in order to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. Introductions to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj will be covered.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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OurSpace World: Sowing Health, Building Community*

This webinar explores the need for improved access to health information in Black communities. Learning about subjects like food, health, and the environment, Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) youth need to see themselves in the books they read (curricular "mirrors").
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series*

PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series is a webinar collaboration between NNLM Region 5 and PNC-MLA through the efforts of its Diversity Committee.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
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Precision Medicine: Genealogy to Genetics*

Explore precision medicine's clinical applications and ethical and legal implications in this 2 hour self-paced online class from the NNLM All of Us Program Center.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Preprints: Accelerating Research – On Demand*

What are preprints and how are they changing how biomedical research results are shared? This one-hour online, self-paced course is intended to introduce researchers, librarians and others to preprints and how they can be used in literature searching and in sharing your research results with others.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs: Supporting Consumers with Evidence-Based Information*

Participants will learn the differences between prescription and over the counter medications, current drug misuse statistics, and 3 resources: the NIDA website, DailyMed, and LactMed.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM