Information Searching Skills

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Guides IUON students to key online external tutorials designed to further their information searching skills pertaining to the medical literature.

Guides IUON students to key online external tutorials designed to further their information searching skills pertaining to the medical literature.

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  • 1. Information Searching Skills Links to Training Tutorials
  • 2. Information Quest IUON Library Catalogue Databases Internet
  • 3. What is the ‘Catalogue’?
    • Index to materials housed in the library
    • Links to free online ebooks
    • Search by title, author, subject or keyword
    • Access IUON WebCAT online
    • Help tutorial and LC Classification Info.
  • 4. Databases
    • Searchable online subscription DB’s:
    • ~ Academic Search Premier
    • ~ CINAHL
    • ~ Medline
    • ~ DynaMed
  • 5. Academic Search Premier
    • ASP contains indexing for @ 8,200 journals with @5,000 in full text covering most subjects.
    • http:// support.ebsco.com/training/tutorials.php
  • 6. CINAHL
    • The premier nursing journal DB, indexes @3,000 journals & contains 70 in full text.
    • Tutorials:
    • http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/CINAHLBasicSearching.html
    • http://www.hscl.ufl.edu/help/CINAHL/index.htm
    • http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/CINAHLAdvancedSearching.html
  • 7. Medline
    • Includes abstracts and citations from
    • > 4,800 current biomedical journals.
    • Search using variety of interfaces:
    • PudMed [free online]
    • EBSCO [subscription]
    • Ovid [subscription - not at IUON]
  • 8. EBSCO Visual Search
  • 9. DynaMed
    • A topical disease DB including EB Practice levels.
    • http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/DynaMed-Black_Cohosh.swf
    • http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/DynaMed-Carpal_Tunnel_Syndrome.swf
  • 10. Freely Searchable Internet DB’s
    • Scirus
      • the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet, Scirus searches over 415 million science-specific Web pages.
      • http:// www.scirus.com/srsapp/aboutus/#top
  • 11. PubMed
    • a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.
    • PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
    • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmed.html
    • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/viewlet/mesh/searching/mesh1.html
  • 12. PubMed
    • http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/PubMed/PubMed2/overview.html
    • http://www.mssm.edu/library/tutorials/pubmed.html
    • http:// video.google.com/videoplay?docid =-6596500669670012150&q= PubMed+searching
  • 13. Boolean Logic
    • AND ~ narrows OR ~ broadens
    • http:// www.ithaca.edu/library/course/expert.html
  • 14. Tips & Tricks
    • Phrases ( ) [ ] “ “
    • Wildcard ?
    • Truncation *
    • Tilde ~
    • Boolean operators
    • AND, OR, NOT +, pipe |, -
    • http:// www.searchengineshowdown.com /features /
  • 15. Internet Indexes
    • DMOZ
    • HON
    • MedlinePlus
    • HardinMD
    • NOAH
  • 16. Search Engines
    • Google Scholar
    • Medstory
    • ReleMed
    • Healia
    • MammaHealth
    • Kosmix
  • 17. Diagnosing Websites
    • Who
    • When
    • Where
    • Why
    • What
  • 18. Happy Searching! Ann Celestine BA MLS AHIP Library Director International University of Nursing