Available Until 6/30/2025

Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Exploring New Drug Research

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NLM Training Office at NLMTrainers@nih.gov . 

This online, self-paced course is intended to introduce librarians to the NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for healthcare professionals and researchers conducting systematic reviews or other in-depth research. Through hands-on exercises, learners will practice advanced PubMed search techniques using the MeSH vocabulary to find the latest research about drugs and chemicals, including clinical trials. Participants will practice their new skills in authentic problem-based scenarios focused on assisting library users with their clinical and research information needs. 

This training is part of the Drug and Chemical Information: On Demand series. See also: 

  • Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Using, Providing, and Prescribing Medications 
  • Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions 

Registration Opens June 30: https://www.nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog/drug-and-chemical-information-demand

Learning Objectives 

  1. Evaluate how drugs, chemicals, and related topics are indexed in MeSH in order to hone a PubMed search strategy  
  2. Use advanced PubMed search strategies in order to locate the most relevant literature  
  3. Locate clinical trials in PubMed and ClinicalTrials.gov about a specific drug thera


  • Introduction to PubMed and MeSH 
  • Searching for drugs and chemicals in PubMed 
  • Finding clinical trials in PubMed and Clinicaltrials.gov 

MLA CE Credits: 2