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NNLM/NLM Courses

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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
Online
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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 Mental Health Resources 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 - 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
Online
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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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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
Online
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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 CNE NNLM/NLM
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PubMed Essentials*

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.
Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Unscheduled
Member Free
Non-Member Free

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