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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
Webinar
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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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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
Online
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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 CNE 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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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health*

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This webinar will explore the basics of EBPH and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Fundamentals of Health Data Science*

This online class covers the basics of programming in Python for data science projects, with a general look at data science and algorithmic concepts. It also looks at coding topics such as the understanding and tools needed to clean data, create data visualizations, and share reproducible results.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management*

This 8-week online course provides information professionals with an introduction to research data management. The primary goal of this course is to improve your knowledge and skills in research data management and enable you to add or enhance research data management training and services.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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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 CNE NNLM/NLM
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Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect*

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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Health Bytes with Region 3: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar Series*

Health Bytes with Region 3 monthly webinar series from the NNLM Region 3 features expert guest speakers presenting on topics of interest to all our users, from librarians to public health practitioners, educators, clinicians, and the public. Check our website for details on upcoming sessions!
Leadership & Management DEIA Information Services Information Management Free Health Information Professionalism Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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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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Health Literacy On Demand*

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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Health Misinformation Webinar Series*

This webinar series addresses the widespread problem of health misinformation, including false or misleading information about cancer and COVID-19. Sometimes questionable health information is obvious, but it can also be difficult to recognize and can potentially reach millions of people.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
Webinar
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Health Programming at Your Library

Activate your interest in collaborating and engaging your community in library health outreach programming in this 90 minute webinar.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Health Statistics on the Web*

Learn the difference between data and statistics, key features and use of health statistics, steps to finding health statistics, and sources of health statistics at the local, state and national level in this 90 minute webinar.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM
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Health Stories in the Media*

This 4-week online class covers news literacy and health reporting. Learn how health is reported in the news, sources journalists use, and challenges in reporting health research. You will use NLM’s Evaluating Health Information rating tool to evaluate real-life science and health stories.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
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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 CNE NNLM/NLM
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping*

Learn about PubMed's automatic term mapping feature that kicks in automatically when you enter untagged terms into the search box.
Information Services Free CNE NNLM/NLM
Online
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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 CNE 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 CNE NNLM/NLM
Online
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How PubMed Works On-Demand: MeSH

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

What is MeSH and how can it help you search?
Information Services CNE 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 CNE 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 CNE 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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How to Apply for NNLM Funding*

How to Apply for NNLM Funding is a 1-hour live webinar worth 1 MLA Continuing Education credit. Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal.
Leadership & Management Free NNLM/NLM
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Inclusion and Accessibility in the Data Age: A Short Course*

This webinar series is designed to advance and increase the use of inclusive and accessible practices by professionals in producing and making use of health data.
NNLM Free
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Introduction to Data Engagement Activities for Campus Communities*

This two-hour online training will walk through some unique and flexible engagement options for building community, solving problems, and applying the new skillsets needed to work in the Researcher Workbench and create interdisciplinary awareness and interest.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices (2022-2024)

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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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
Webinar
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Introduction to Precision Medicine

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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Introduction to Precision Medicine*

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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LGBTQIA+ Health Information & Resources (Moodle)*

This online class 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.
Information Services Free Health Information Professionalism Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE 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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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 Consumer Health Information Specialization CNE NNLM/NLM
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Making the Most Out of your Grant Application*

Applying for a grant can be stressful and intimidating at times. This webinar is designed to demystify the grant application process. From understanding the parts of the grant to completing the details of the budget, this webinar provides all information needed.
Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
Online
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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Changes and PubMed Searching – On Demand

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? This online, on-demand course, offered through the NNLM Moodle platform, provides answers and allows participants to engage with exercises to practice what you learn.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Changes and PubMed Searching – On Demand*

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? This on-demand course provides answers and allows participants to engage with exercises to practice what you learn.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Changes and PubMed Searching*

During this interactive class, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from NLM staff about annual MeSH changes and how they affect your PubMed searches, ask questions, and practice searching with MeSH in PubMed.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
Online
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MedlinePlus for Librarians and Health Educators - 2023-2025

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 Consumer Health Information Specialization 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
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Mental Health in the Workplace*

Many of us spend 40 or more hours a week at work, so it is unsurprising that the workplace affects our mental health and well-being. Attend this webinar to learn about improving workplace mental health and well-being.
Information Services Free Consumer Health Information Specialization 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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National Center for Data Services Webinar Series*

The NNLM National Center for Data Services (NCDS) provides training and resources to increase data science capacity among information professionals, in alignment with the NLM strategic plan.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Navigating New Norms: Harnessing Generative AI for Library Services and Solutions*

Libraries are navigating new norms by leveraging generative AI to enhance services and adapt to user behaviors and needs. This webinar series equips librarians with the knowledge and skills needed to automate efforts in advancing analytics, creating content, and answering library users' questions.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM
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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Immersion Workshop*

The NNLM National Center for Data Services is hosting this all-day webinar workshop to provide an extensive look at the upcoming NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan Requirements (effective January 25, 2023).
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Overview*

This webinar will present the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy and explain which aspects are most pertinent to librarians. Learners will be able to explain the importance of the NIH DMSP, highlight the areas where their work may be impacted by it, and assist researchers with adhering to it.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Workshop On-Demand*

The NNLM National Center for Data Services hosted an all-day workshop to
provide an extensive look at the upcoming NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan requirements that went into effect on January 25, 2023. Its recordings were re-purposed for this on-demand, online class offered in Moodle.
Information Management Free NNLM/NLM
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NLM Office Hours*

Join NLM staff online and learn more about your favorite NLM products and services.
Information Services Free NNLM/NLM