Introduction to PubMed, PubMed Central, and My NCBI for Researchers

Introduction to PubMed, PubMed Central, and My NCBI for Researchers

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PubMed has over 33 million citations in the areas of biomedicine and health, and related scientific fields. PubMed Central has over 7.3 million full-text, biomedical and life sciences articles. However, the volume of citations in each database, and the subtle differences between the databases can make it difficult for new searchers to find relevant citations or full-text articles when needed. This workshop is designed for the new PubMed searcher to learn to search PubMed and PubMed Central effectively to find citations relevant to their research goals for success on their next research paper. This workshop will also include an introduction to My NCBI, NCBI’s tool for researchers, and how to use My NCBI to organize your findings from PubMed and PubMed Central.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Search PubMed and PubMed Central to find articles in biomedical topics
  • Use basic database structure to design effective search queries
  • Create a My NCBI account
  • Save queries and set up weekly or monthly emailed search results
  • Organize results using My NCBI collections
  • Export citations from PubMed for use by citation managers, such as Endnote or Zotero.

NOTE:  No expertise is required, as this workshop is designed for beginner database searchers and novice users of My NCBI.

Due to curricular and technical limits, we’ve capped the number of spots to provide the best workshop experience. You will be able to register to apply starting approximately 6 weeks before this event.

We recommend having access to a stable internet connection and modern web browser on a laptop or desktop computer to be able to successfully participate in the hands-on exercises.

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2021-12-16 @ 01:00 PM to
2021-12-16 @ 02:30 PM

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