Get the information you need about PubMed with a free workshop on Friday

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the  medical literature and includes over 17 million bibliographic citations in life  sciences. This one hour session will introduce you to the basics of searching  PubMed and will also cover: using subject headings (MeSH headings), combining  searches, choosing limits, and saving, printing and emailing search results.

Our next session is

No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!

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Wednesday, June 19th: Learn more about PubMed with our free workshop

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the  medical literature and includes over 17 million bibliographic citations in life  sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.

Our next session is

No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!

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Interested in using PubMed? Attend our free workshop on Tuesday, March 12

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the  medical literature and includes over 17 million bibliographic citations in life  sciences. This one hour session will introduce you to the basics of searching  PubMed and will also cover: using subject headings (MeSH headings), combining  searches, choosing limits, and saving, printing and emailing search results.

Our next session is

No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult! We will also offer this workshop on Wednesday, April 24th.

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Learn how to use PubMed with our sessions this fall

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the  medical literature and includes over 17 million bibliographic citations in life  sciences. This one hour session will introduce you to the basics of searching  PubMed and will also cover: using subject headings (MeSH headings), combining  searches, choosing limits, and saving, printing and emailing search results.

Register for one of our Fall sessions online (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/regform.html) or by calling 319-335-9151.

  •  (Location: East Information Commons)
  • (Location: East Information Commons)

No time for class?  Ask your librarian for a private consult!

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Learn how to use PubMed with our classes this fall!

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 17 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one hour session will introduce you to the basics of searching PubMed and will also cover: using subject headings (MeSH headings), combining searches, choosing limits, and saving, printing and emailing search results.

Our sessions this semester:

 (Location: East Information Commons)

 (Location: East Information Commons)

 (Location: East Information Commons)

Register online (http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/regform.html) or by calling 319-335-9151.

National Library of Medicine Announces Expansion of PubMed Health

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/), which provides integrated access to 18,000 clinical effectiveness reviews. PubMed Health organizes these clinical effectiveness research results, including full texts as well as summary information, for consumers and clinicians.

Users of PubMed Health can:

•Access the whole comprehensive collection of resources in a single search, including cancer information for consumers and clinicians from the National Cancer Institute

•See the results of a simultaneous search for reviews in PubMed

•Refer to consumer medical encyclopedia search results also delivered simultaneously

•Follow RSS feeds of featured reviews and “Behind Headlines,” which looks at the research behind news stories

•Learn to make sense of research results in its “Understand clinical effectiveness” and “Behind Headlines” sections

•Share resources via e-mail and social media with “Add this”

NLM invites you to visit PubMed Health, learn more about the Web site (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/about/) or follow the project on Twitter @PubMedHealth (https://twitter.com/PubMedHealth) to help you keep up with the evidence on healthcare effectiveness.

PubMed Central’s New Look

PubMed Central (PMC), a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) now has a new look.  According to the July 15th issue of the NIH/NLM’s Technical Bulletin,  the new “interface-lift” will “not only enhance its overall look and feel but also provide users with easier access to PMC resources and information.”

The new interface offers:

  • A revamped homepage, which offers better navigation through the site as well as direct access to resources such as the Users’ Guide and NIH Public Access information
  • Redesigned Advanced Search and Limits pages
  • An updated search results format
  • Direct access to images in PMC articles
  • A new organization and updated appearance for PMC’s  informational pages, including drop-down menus for navigation links

Go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja11/ja11_pmc.html for a complete list of updates.

More PubMed Changes

The National Library of Medicine has made more changes to PubMed. Limits (including language, years, ages, publication type, and others) are now found on a separate page and are no longer located on the Advanced Search page. A link to Limits is found above the search box on each PubMed page. Search History, which shows you what you have searched in this session and allows you to combine search statements, is still located on the Advanced Search page. Advanced Search also include a Search Builder which can be used to construct a search.

More information about these changes can be found in the Jan-Feb 2010 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin.

Preview the new PubMed interface

The National Library of Medicine has posted a preview of the new PubMed interface.  To try it out, go to PubMed as usual, through the Library’s website (so that the links to full-text will work), then click on Try the redesigned PubMed.   Notice that features like Limits, Details, and History that were previously available through tabs are now available by using Advanced Search.

Questions?  Feel free to call Hardin Reference staff at 319-335-9151, but please realize that we are just now becoming acquainted with the new interface, too!