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Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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Meeting Information Needs: Fulfilling Information Needs

This is the third 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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MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching - On Demand

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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National Library of Medicine Exhibits: Managing Information Around Public Health Emergencies & Pandemics (recording)

Highlighting the National Library of Medicine exhibition “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton's America,” Ms Tuohy reviewed the Program’s strategy for creating this resource guide, and how host venues can use the guide to connect their communities to NLM resources.
Disaster Information Specialization Information Services Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Information Access Webinar Series: Creating a One Page Plan for a Coordinated Disaster Response

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 Information Access Webinar Series: Inclusive Disaster Planning: Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities

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 Information Access Webinar Series: Less Ostrich, more Owl. Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library's Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster

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 Information Access Webinar Series: Ransomware Attacks: What Medical Librarians Need to Know

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: Endocrine Disruptors in Environmental Health

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.
DEIA Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight: NExT Steps: A Unique Nurse Librarian EBP Collaboration

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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NNLM Region 6 Speaker Spotlight: Sources of Airbourne PCBs in Schools

This webinar will provide an overview and demonstration of the program and resource tool, share insights on their successful interprofessional collaboration and multi-year funding awards, and answer your questions.
DEIA Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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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.
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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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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
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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