PubMed

1 Hour
English, Հայերեն
Credit (s)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand what PubMed is and what’s in it
  • Explore citation record 
  • Explore advanced search builder (search fields and building search) 
  • Explore search history 

Intended Audience

This online course is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, researchers and other healthcare providers and educators.

Abstract

PubMed is a freely available bibliographic online database created, managed, and hosted by the United States National Library of Medicine. PubMed currently hosts over 34 million citations and is considered the primary resource in health sciences literature. Accessing and appraising the highest quality and most up-to-date research are integral steps in evidence-based practice, which ensures that clinicians stay current with the latest guidelines and recommendations, which will ultimately improving patient outcomes. While the basic features of PubMed are intuitive, Armenian clinicians and researchers will benefit from this course which provides foundational knowledge of how PubMed functions and delves into more advanced features, including searching with Medical Subject Headings and setting up personalized features. By increasing their knowledge and comfort in searching PubMed, course participants will have a powerful and additional tool when seeking out medical information online to inform their practice and research.

Assessment and Earning CME Credit

To receive CME credit for this episode in Armenia, you must take the CME quiz at the end of this page. You have 3 chances to get a 70% to pass. Once you pass the quiz, we will send your information to the Armenia Ministry of Health for credits.

Lynn Kysh, MLIS, MPP

Lynn Kysh, MLIS, MPP

Lynn Kysh is a health sciences librarian with over a decade of experience which has included working in the academic setting at the University of Southern California and the clinical setting as the solo librarian at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She received her Master of Library & Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2012 and her Master of Public Policy from the same institution in 2020. Lynn is currently the Head of the Blaisdell Medical Library at the University of California, Davis where she manages library strategy, resources, and services that support the education, research, and clinical work of UC Davis Health, including the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Her professional interests include improving the quality of evidence syntheses, contributing to clinical informatics training in low- and middle-income countries, and promoting clinician wellbeing through the incorporation of the arts and humanities in education and practice.