BMS1503Postgraduate Course FeedbackLiterature searchingMarch 2013
By the end of the sessionyou will be able to…• Use electronic databases to find out what  BMS literature has been publishe...
What is a journal?• Similar format to a magazine• Published regularly (in volumes and issues)• Focuses on a particular aca...
What is in a database ofjournal articles?Details of articles, including…•   Author & title•   Volume, issue and page numbe...
When you find an articleThis is what a citation looks like:       Can you identify all the elements                 of the...
The complete record
EvaluationYou must evaluate your search results in order to pick the most useful articles.          What criteria do you t...
EvaluationCurrency      When was it last updated?Authority     Who wrote it? Are they              qualified?Intent       ...
Peer review       What are peer reviewed articles?• A formal procedure for checking the quality of  research before it is ...
Accessing journal databases     MyUniHub            Biomedical Science      My study                             Resources...
Key databases for BMSliterature    MedlineThe premier biomedical database    Science Citation IndexThe leading science and...
Good databases for full-textarticles       Science DirectElsevier’s excellent online journal package       PubMed CentralC...
Plan your database searchIn groups, use page 1 of the Literature Search    Planning worksheet to:1. Break the topic down i...
Searching MedlineSearch Medline for peer reviewed journal articles on...   clostridium tetani and         vaccination
Searching Medline
Sample search• Narrow your search       e.g. tetanus AND vaccine• Widen your search       e.g. vaccination OR immunisation...
Searching other databasesNow try searching one or more of:• Science Direct• Science Citation Index• PubMed CentralFind som...
If it’s not in the Library…• Complete an online Inter-Library Loan  Form with the full details of the article• We will ord...
Other libraries• Sconul Access Scheme  http://www.sconul.ac.uk/using_other_libraries/ac• British Library http://www.bl.uk/
Referencing• It is vital that you follow the Natural Sciences  Referencing guide. Find this at:       Biomedical Science s...
Useful links• Library and IT pages on UniHub  http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/index.aspx• Biomedical Sciences Librar...
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  • EVERYONE PLEASE LOG ON WHILE YOU’RE WAITING PLEASE TURN OFF PHONES
  • PASS ROUND 3 EXAMPLES OF PRINT JOURNALS FOR EVERYONE TO LOOK AT. (Sorry that they are not biomedical journals, but we don’t have any in print!!)
  • WHOLE CLASS DISCUSSION – ask them to explain to you what each part of the citation is. (N.B. This is from Medline)
  • BRIEF DISCUSSION IN PAIRS, THEN FEED BACK TO THE CLASS.
  • EVERYONE GO TO YOUR COMPUTER AND FOLLOW THIS PATH PLEASE
  • EVERYONE OPEN JUST THE FRONT PAGE OF EACH DATABASE, WHILE YOU BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THEM (e.g. see notes below). HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THE ARTICLES IN THESE DATABASES ARE PEER REVIEWED? MEDLINE – All journals go through a rigorous selection process before being accepted for the database. See this Fact sheet: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/jsel.html SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (WEB OF SCIENCE) – All journals are peer reviewed, see: http://wokinfo.com/publisher_relations/journals/ SCIENCE DIRECT - All journals are peer reviewed (It tells you at the top of the home page)
  • PubMed – Some of these articles are waiting to be reviewed by Medline, before they can be included in Medline. If you’re unsure about whether a specific journal has been peer reviewed by others, check its own website.
  • PUT CLASS INTO GROUPS OF 3. HAND OUT ONE WORKSHEET TO EACH GROUP. They fill out page 1 of the worksheet only . (N.B. It’s fine if students only use the ‘Concept 1’ and the ‘Concept 2’ columns on the worksheet for this exercise. OR, they can expand on it further if they want). THEN TAKE FEEDBACK FROM THE CLASS.
  • SEE THE NEXT SLIDE FOR THE EXTACT SEARCH THAT YOU SHOULD DO, STEP BY STEP. ASK THE WHOLE CLASS TO DO THE SAME AS YOU ON THEIR COMPUTERS. Explain each point as you go.
  • This should be what you should end up with!! 370 good results.
  • Use this slide to recap what you did.
  • DO A QUICK DEMO OF SCIENCE DIRECT, pointing out how to limit to ‘Subcribed sources’ and how to select the Years you want.
  • N.B. You can get to ILL form from top of BMS subject guide
  • *** Offer a Literature Searching worksheet to anyone else who wants one *** *** DON’T FORGET TO COLLECT THE PRINT JOURNALS BACK IN!! ***
  • Bms1503 lit searching mar 2013

    1. 1. BMS1503Postgraduate Course FeedbackLiterature searchingMarch 2013
    2. 2. By the end of the sessionyou will be able to…• Use electronic databases to find out what BMS literature has been published in academic journals• Plan an effective search strategy• Identify and access useful journal articles
    3. 3. What is a journal?• Similar format to a magazine• Published regularly (in volumes and issues)• Focuses on a particular academic discipline• Contains articles by different authors• Also contains book reviews & editorials
    4. 4. What is in a database ofjournal articles?Details of articles, including…• Author & title• Volume, issue and page numbers• Abstract• Title of the journal in which it is published• Subject keywords• and sometimes… the full-text of the article
    5. 5. When you find an articleThis is what a citation looks like: Can you identify all the elements of the citation?
    6. 6. The complete record
    7. 7. EvaluationYou must evaluate your search results in order to pick the most useful articles. What criteria do you think you would you use to do this?
    8. 8. EvaluationCurrency When was it last updated?Authority Who wrote it? Are they qualified?Intent What is the purpose of the information?Relevance Is this what I need? Will it answer my question?Objectivity A balanced view?
    9. 9. Peer review What are peer reviewed articles?• A formal procedure for checking the quality of research before it is published.• Articles are checked and authenticated by independent, third party academics (peers).• The quality-control system of academic publishing for 100s of years.
    10. 10. Accessing journal databases MyUniHub Biomedical Science My study Resources My library Finding journalLibrary subject guides articles / Using databases
    11. 11. Key databases for BMSliterature MedlineThe premier biomedical database Science Citation IndexThe leading science and technical journals Science DirectElsevier’s excellent online journal package
    12. 12. Good databases for full-textarticles Science DirectElsevier’s excellent online journal package PubMed CentralContains a lot of full-text articles
    13. 13. Plan your database searchIn groups, use page 1 of the Literature Search Planning worksheet to:1. Break the topic down into concepts2. List the words or phrases that you could use for each concept (consider synonyms, alternative terms etc.)
    14. 14. Searching MedlineSearch Medline for peer reviewed journal articles on... clostridium tetani and vaccination
    15. 15. Searching Medline
    16. 16. Sample search• Narrow your search e.g. tetanus AND vaccine• Widen your search e.g. vaccination OR immunisation• Find different spellings e.g. Immuni?ation• Truncate a word to get different endings e.g. Vaccin*
    17. 17. Searching other databasesNow try searching one or more of:• Science Direct• Science Citation Index• PubMed CentralFind some articles that look useful
    18. 18. If it’s not in the Library…• Complete an online Inter-Library Loan Form with the full details of the article• We will order it from the British Library (takes 1-2 weeks)• You will receive a PDF link to the article via email• There is a charge of £3 for this service
    19. 19. Other libraries• Sconul Access Scheme http://www.sconul.ac.uk/using_other_libraries/ac• British Library http://www.bl.uk/
    20. 20. Referencing• It is vital that you follow the Natural Sciences Referencing guide. Find this at: Biomedical Science subject guide Information skills Referencing and plagiarism
    21. 21. Useful links• Library and IT pages on UniHub http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library/index.aspx• Biomedical Sciences Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/biomedicalsciences Please ask us at the Library Helpdesk (or ‘Ask A Librarian’ on the Library Subject Guides) if you need any help!

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