To all Medical & HS Librarians and users of PubMed
Subject: Online Course Announcement: EDirect for PubMed, part of the Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data, starts July 10

This newly revamped and restructured series of interactive workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of five 75-minute sessions, students will learn how to use EDirect commands to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. EDirect requires access to a Unix environment but we will send easy installation instructions for Windows and Mac computers before the class starts. No prior Unix knowledge is required; novice users are welcome!

This series of classes involves hands-on demonstrations and exercises, as well as homework exercises between sessions. Due to the nature of this class, registration will be limited to 100 students per offering.

Each session begins at 1 PM ET and runs approximately 75 minutes.

Session 1: Monday, July 10
Session 2: Thursday, July 13
Session 3: Monday, July 17
Session 4: Thursday, July 20
Session 5: Monday, July 24

Students are expected to attend all five sessions. Seven (7) hours of MLA CE credit are available for students who attend all sessions and complete the homework assignments.

For more information, and to register, visit:<>

(Note: If you don't have a NNLM account with a login and password, you will need to create a free account on the National Network of Libraries of Medicine website in order to register for classes. Be advised that account creation and confirmation may take up to 24 hours.)

Michelle Burda
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Education and Health Literacy Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
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