Sacramento Instruction: PubMed Basics Hands On

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:30-12pm
Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento


RSVP by Monday, August 22nd to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 12 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class.

Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Do you need to find scientific evidence for a public health program, intervention, issue, or concern?
* Do you get irrelevant citations when searching PubMed?
* Do you get too many or too few search results when searching PubMed?
* Are you already using PubMed and have some burning questions?
* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can learn and practice using PubMed?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s PubMed Basics Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:

1. Introduction to PubMed
2. Retrieving Full Text Articles Using the CDPH PubMed URL
3. Effective Keyword Searching Using Boolean Logic and Filters
4. Finding and Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
5. Other PubMed Features

Class Objective:
PubMed is the primary literature database for most topics in public health; the database comes from the National Library of Medicine. This class will teach you the basic skills needed to search PubMed to identify and obtain the most relevant information you need to perform your job. The skills you learn will save you time by allowing you to search PubMed in a more efficient and effective manner.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online.

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