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  • ALL NAVIGATE TO: Library Catalogue
  • Have they found the article that they have to review yet?This is it: http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/7/1/26TAKE A PRINTOUT of the article, then demo how to search for it.
  • ALL NAVIGATE TO: Finding journal articles / Using databases
  • GIVE OUT KEYWORDS HANDOUT – 1 BETWEEN 2.GIVE OUT LITERATURE SEARCHING HANDOUT to people who are interested
  • Some databases will do some of this for you! E.g. Science Direct
  • DO QUICK DEMOS – ask them which one/s they want me to do?Show how to find PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLES – this is mentioned in the Critical review Guidelines.
  • REFERENCING – Critical review guidelines say: There is only one acceptable format for reference citation, which is summarised in the Reference Format Guidelines document available on the BMS2113 UniHub homepage.
  • Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide

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  • 1. Literature searching for Biomedical Sciences BMS2113 Oct 2013
  • 2. Today we are going to cover... • Refresher on the library resources available and how to access them • Useful starting points: – MyUniHub – Library Subject Guide for Biomedical Sciences • Using databases to find articles
  • 3. Getting started... • myUniHub > My Study > My Library • Library Subject Guide for Biomedical Sciences: http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/biomedicalsciences
  • 4. Finding a specific journal article • If you have a reference to a specific journal article, find it by searching the Library Catalogue for the journal title. • Use the A-Z search, Journal A-Z:
  • 5. Google Scholar • Freely available to search • Tip: set the Library Links so you can access MDX full text (Settings > Library Links) • What’s included? – There is no definitive list, so be aware you may miss things.
  • 6. Key Databases For BMS Literature • Medline • PubMed • Web of Science (Science Citation Index) • Science Direct Database of international biomedical literature … + some full text Leading science & technical journals Full-text science journals
  • 7. Principles of literature searching • Define your question – what do you want to know? What’s the topic? • Identify significant keywords • Identify related terms • Identify broader and narrower concepts • Watch out for spelling & terminology, e.g. UK/US, abbreviations
  • 8. Search tips • Narrow search e.g. tetanus AND vaccine • Widen search e.g. Vaccination OR immunization • Exclude words e.g. clostridium NOT difficile • Search for phrases e.g. “Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus” (remember abbreviations, e.g. MRSA) • Broaden search e.g. Vaccin* (finds vaccine, vaccination, vaccinated etc) • Find different spellings e.g. Immuni?ation (finds immunisation and immunization)
  • 9. Searching the databases Over to you... • Medline • Science Direct • Web of Science (Science Citation Index) Look for full text via the library catalogue if necessary
  • 10. But it’s not in the library! • Don’t panic. Have you checked the catalogue? (Search for journal title) • Is there a similar alternative? • Inter-Library Loan (via UniHub) • SCONUL Access scheme
  • 11. Referencing • Vital! • Follow the referencing guidelines provided by your tutor. • This and further help in the Plagiarism & Referencing guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing Help also available from LDU
  • 12. Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3 Monday - Friday • Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ • BMS Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/biomedicalsciences