How PubMed Works: Automatic Term Mapping On-Demand
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Take this on-demand class to learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM lets you search PubMed effectively with keywords. The class looks at the 3 translation tables used to map your search terms, the automatic explosion feature, what is and isn't included in Search Details and several ways to search by author name and how to search for phrases in PubMed. You will also learn how to bypass ATM when it's not doing what you want it to do.

This is a self-paced course offered via Moodle. The class is available 24/7.


How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

  • Describe the contents of the 3 Translation Tables.
  • Explain the order of ATM
  • Analyze Search Details to verify term mapping.
  • Locate PubMed's list of indexed phrases
  • Describe 3 Ways to bypass ATM

Class Details

Platform: Moodle
CE Credits: 1.50
CE Categories: MLA
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This class is sponsored by NTO.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Rebecca Brown
Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown