Available Until 7/20/2024

How PubMed Works On-Demand: Automatic Term Mapping

For more information on this course, or to schedule, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu.

Take this class to learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM lets you search PubMed effectively with keywords. We will also look at the automatic explosion feature, what is and isn't included in Search Details. We'll explore ways to search by author name and how to search for phrases in PubMed. Come ready to do some exercises.

This On Demand Course is available for registration now through 2024

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/how-pubmedr-works-demand

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the contents of the 3 Translation Tables. 
  • Explain the order of ATM 
  • Analyze Search Details to verify term mapping.
  • Locate PubMed's list of indexed phrases
  • Describe 3 Ways to bypass ATM


This is an on-demand class designed for students to start and stop at their convenience. The module is designed to take approximately 90 minutes to complete. 

MLA CE Credit: 1.5