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Scheduled Courses in Information Services

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Evidence-Based Practice for the Medical Librarian - Spring 2024

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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Exploring Complementary and Integrative Health: Information, Resources, and Evaluation

This online class explores Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) from both Eastern and Western medicine perspectives. We will delve into various approaches to CIH, with associated risks and benefits. We will also equip you with strategies to help your users discern trustworthy CIH information.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Finding and Using Health Statistics

This online, self-paced course for librarians and students in health sciences describes different types of health statistics, how they are collected, and where they can be found.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Consumer Health Information Specialization Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Finding Your Competitive Hedge: Evaluating and Adapting Search Hedges (Recording)

If you search, you probably look for ways to search more efficiently and may turn to search hedges as a way to save time. But there are inherent problems with using hedges as is. Learn what these problems are and how to avoid them.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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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 Evidence-Based Practice & Research 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 Literacy On Demand (Oct 2023-Oct 2024)

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 CNE NNLM/NLM
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Hedging Your Bets: An Introductory Webinar on Locating and Using Search Hedges (Recording)

If you are new to searching or have searching experience and want to begin to learn one of the skills that all expert searchers and librarians on systematic review teams have, you’ll want to learn what search hedges can do for you.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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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 Patients with Evidence-Based Information*

This 1 credit hour on-demand course will cover differences between prescription and over the counter medications, data regarding use in the United States, and three free resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health: the NIDA website, DailyMed and LactMed.
Information Services CNE NNLM/NLM
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Promoting Citational Justice in the Health Sciences*

Representation and whose knowledge gets valued and uplifted impacts the quality of life in our communities. This webinar will look at the politics around citational practices that uphold the systemic structures within academia and research fields, like health and medicine, and the harm that occurs.
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Providing Consumer Health Information in Underserved Rural Areas*

Learn how to successfully build connections in and provide health information to rural communities near you with this face-to-face course.
Information Services Instructor-owned Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library*

This popular online or in-person class will prepare librarians for responding to challenging reference questions for mental health information, and will give librarians a greater awareness of current mental health issues that might affect their populations.
Information Services Information Management Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Providing Multilingual Health Information - Moodle*

This online class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating reliable health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population.
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Providing Multilingual Health Information - Webinar*

This webinar is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating reliable health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population.
DEIA Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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PubChem*

PubChem is NNLM’s open chemistry database and the largest freely accessible reference tool for chemical information. This online, self-paced course for anyone interested in chemical information walks users through the functions and features of PubChem with interactive exercises and quizzes.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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PubMed for Librarians: MeSH*

Attend this class to learn about the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms; Investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record. The class includes hands-on exercises.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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R Community of Practice - Pilot*

Go beyond the basics and learn practical skills for working with data in R! This pRactice blended course will feature live demonstrations and time to practice programming concepts. Participants can work on their own data projects and get feedback in a supportive, collaborative learning environment.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM