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Scheduled 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-On Demand

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 Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE 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 Essentials - On Demand

If you’re new to PubMed or just want a refresher this online class is designed for you. The class is made up of 10 short units that include very short videos, exercises and quizzes. The class gives you the chance to explore PubMed at your own pace with guided tours and exercises.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Selecting and Using Data Extraction Tools for Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Gain powerful knowledge and skills in finding, assessing, using, and advising on data extraction tools that will significantly increase your value on review teams.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization Information Management MLA
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Show Your Work! How to Document and Report Search Strategies for Gold Standard Systematic Reviews (Recording)

Don’t let documentation get you down! This webinar will show you exactly what to track for a systematic review that meets the gold standard of search methods rigor and reporting.
Information Services Systematic Review Services Specialization MLA
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Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series: Advancing Climate Resilience, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice: A Public and Academic Libraries Partnership in San Diego County

This NNLM webinar series hosts experts in social determinants of environmental health presenting information on environmental health disparities and populations disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series: Blue Marble Librarians: Libraries Helping Their Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather and Foster Socially and Ecologically Conscious Culture

This NNLM webinar series hosts experts in social determinants of environmental health presenting information on environmental health disparities and populations disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series: Citizen Science Empowers Environmental Understanding through Libraries, Community-Based Organizations, and More

This NNLM webinar series hosts experts in social determinants of environmental health presenting information on environmental health disparities and populations disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM

Unscheduled Courses in Information Services

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thons*

Wikipedia’s health topics pages are visited a staggering 7 billion times a year, making it possibly the world’s most popular health information resource. This 2 hour webinar features a crash-course in Wikipedia editing guidelines and interactive breakout rooms to try out your skills.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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2024 MeSH Highlights*

Every year, updates are made to MeSH, the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed and for cataloging books and other resources. This annual webinar aims to introduce those changes and provide examples of how the changes may affect you as a PubMed searcher.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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5 Steps to an Accessible Document*

This webinar provides the basics of making PowerPoint and Word documents accessible to people who use screen reader assistive technology.
DEIA Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Advanced PubMed Techniques*

Learn advanced concepts to add to your PubMed toolkit. Automatic Term Mapping; Author searching; Drug information to treat diseases; Pharmacologic action; Coordinating MeSH terms (like Indexers do); Tools for finding Evidence Based research in PubMed; Phrase searching and the Phrase Index.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Advanced Searching Techniques and Advanced Strategy Design*

This face-to-face course will explore issues around search design and search techniques for undertaking literature searches of complex topics to inform high quality comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews, guideline development and other major projects.
Information Services Instructor-owned Evidence-Based Practice & Research
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AI, Higher Education, and Medical Librarianship: Opportunities and Risks*

This webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems presents basic principles of ChatGPT and other generative AIs, demonstrates how to use generative AI systems, examines historical use of AI technology, and encourages discussion about the potential costs and harms of powerful AI systems.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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An Overview of the All of Us Researcher Workbench and the Role of the Librarian*

This online training will feature the All of Us Data and Research Center (DRC) and will present more in-depth information on the Researcher Workbench and how campus libraries are well situated to respond to the needs of academic institutions for data-driven research.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Back to School: Enhance your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, and Resources from the National Library of Medicine

This free recorded webinar provides an overview of resources provided by the National Library of Medicine’s National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) to support the HSR community.
Information Services Instructor-owned
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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library*

The class covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. It qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization levels 1 and 2.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Beyond the Binary: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Health (webinar)*

This webinar explores gender and LGBTQIA+ issues, which are sensitive for some. Social stigma, fear, or rejection is real for many people. That is why it is important to bring awareness to these issues and create practices around addressing them.
DEIA Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism NNLM/NLM