Drug and Chemical Information 3. Exploring New Drug Research
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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: 

1. Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Using, Providing, and Prescribing Medications 

2. Drug and Chemical Information – On Demand: Finding Properties, Effects, and Interactions 

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Evaluate how drugs, chemicals, and related topics are indexed in MeSH in order to hone a PubMed search strategy  

Use advanced PubMed search strategies in order to locate the most relevant literature  

Locate clinical trials in PubMed and ClinicalTrials.gov about a specific drug therapy 

Class Details

Platform: Moodle
CE Credits: 2.00
CE Categories: CHIS Level 1, CHIS Level 2, CNE
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This is a National NNLM class.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Catherine Staley
Technical Assistance: Molly Knapp