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  • 1. 1Internet Tool in life Sciences Research D.ALQahtani
  • 2. Gain, grasp and applyknowledgeUnderstand WHY before HOWAffirm the value of goodresearchCommit to becoming a skillfulresearcherIntegrate searching into yourlife D.ALQahtani
  • 3. Lessons1- Essentials 2- Searching 5 min. break 3- Using MeSH 4- Working with Results 5 min. break 5- Jeopardy game D.ALQahtani
  • 4. 1- Essentials D.ALQahtani
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  • 6. What is the story? 1836-Present D.ALQahtani
  • 7. In 1836, the library of the US ArmySurgeon General was a small collectionof medical books on a single shelf.D.ALQahtani
  • 8. The worlds largest medical library More than seven million books, journals,technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs, and images
  • 9. Medline
  • 10. 1- EssentialsWhat is MEDLINE?Is a bibliographic database produced by the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health D.ALQahtani
  • 11. 1- Essentials MEDLINE? Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System(MEDLARS) D.ALQahtani
  • 12. 1- Essentials MEDLINE dates back to the 1950 . It contains more than 21.6 million citations and abstracts for more than 5,582 journals published in the U.S. and more than 70 other countries D.ALQahtani
  • 13. 1- Essentials • MEDLINE covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences D.ALQahtani
  • 14. 1- Essentials Content: MEDLINE contains abstracts and bibliographic citations - including author, article title, journal title and publication year D.ALQahtani
  • 15. 1- Essentials What MEDLINE is NOT: • MEDLINE does NOT index books or book chapters • MEDLINE (by itself) does NOT contain the full text of journal articles D.ALQahtani
  • 16. National Center for Biotechnology Information Medline
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  • 18. 1- Essentials PubMed is the free interface that provides access to the MEDLINE database D.ALQahtani
  • 19. 1- Essentials Why is PubMed/MEDLINE Important? PubMed/MEDLINE provides people from all over the world with access to citations from biomedical articles. It is the largest database of its kind and therefore, an indispensable tool for clinicians and researchers D.ALQahtani
  • 20. 1- EssentialsAdvantages of PubMed  PubMed is the free interface used to search MEDLINE  Automatic term mapping  Access citations for newly published articles  Full Text Linking D.ALQahtani
  • 21. 1- Essentials D.ALQahtani
  • 22. Isa service you can use to customize your experience when searching PubMed or otherNCBI databases D.ALQahtani
  • 23. You can use My NCBI to:Save searchesSet up e-mail alerts for new contentCreate collections of saved referencesChoose filters that organize search resultsHighlight search terms within your results D.ALQahtani
  • 24. To get started, click on the "Register" link in the upper right-handcorner of PubMed or in the blue side bar on the left D.ALQahtani
  • 25. Saving SearchesIts easy to save searches using My NCBI. When you save a search, youcan choose to manually check for new references or schedule e-maildelivery of new papers added to PubMed which match your searchcriteria. To save a search: 1. Run your search. 2. Click "Save Search" D.ALQahtani
  • 26. Name the Saved SearchChoose "no" when asked "Would you like to receive e-mail updates of newsearch results?" if you want to manually check for new references ORChoose "yes" when asked "Would you like to receive e-mail updates of newsearch results?" if youd prefer to have new references sent to you via email.Specify the frequency, format, and maximum number of citations you wouldlike to receive per email alertClick "Save" D.ALQahtani
  • 27. Creating Collections of References Its easy to create collections of references using My NCBI. You can access your collections from any location after signing in to My NCBI. To create collections and save references to them: D.ALQahtani
  • 28. Creating Collections of References D.ALQahtani
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  • 30. Using Filters to Group Results Filters allow you to group results based on your personal preferences. In PubMed you can filter your results by publication type, language, full text , and several other criteria D.ALQahtani
  • 31. Sign in to My NCBIChoose "Search Filters" under "Table of Contents" on the left side of the pageChoose "Frequently Requested Filters", "Browse Filters", or "Search Filters" andselect your preferred filters. You can choose up to five filters D.ALQahtani
  • 32. After you run your searches in PubMed you will now see the filter tabsdirectly above the results. Click on one of the filter tabs to display only thosereferences corresponding to the selected filter D.ALQahtani
  • 33. Changing My NCBI Preferences You can edit your preferences within My NCBI to change how items will display. For example, you can highlight your search terms when they appear within search results. You can also change the default display of references when you click on a reference link from within your search result set D.ALQahtani
  • 34. To change your preferences1- Log in to My NCBI2- Select "Preferences" from the Table of Contents on the left side of the page3- Click on the link for the preferences youd like to change D.ALQahtani
  • 35. Video Demonstrations NCBI has created several short videos demonstrating how to use My NCBI. Clicking the link below will take you there D.ALQahtani
  • 36. Other PubMed tools The ClipboardIs a temporary saving place - and a handy PubMedtool. It allows you to save selected citations while yourun additional searches It doesnt need to have MY NCBI account D.ALQahtani
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  • 38. Other PubMed tools PMID numberThe PubMed Identification (PMID) number can alsosave you time. The PMID identifies one specific articleand is located at the bottom of every PubMed reference D.ALQahtani
  • 39. PMID number When the PMID Helps:If you have a print out of PubMed references and want to easily pullthem up againIf you need to remember a citation later, but dont have time to writedown the referenceIf you want to pull up references in PubMed that you found in anotherdatabase (some databases, like UpToDate, list PMIDs in theirreferences) D.ALQahtani
  • 40. Simply type (or copy/paste) the PMID number into PubMeds search box toretrieve the reference D.ALQahtani
  • 41. ISBN DOI ISSN Identify products and therefore enable easy exchange, storage and data retrieval worldwide. D.ALQahtani
  • 42. DOI •Volume: 40 million assigned DOIs to date •Users: 3,000 naming authorities, e.g. publishers and imprints•Example: 10.1000/0A920021223F3320 (book)or 10.1177/1077801208325096 (journal article) D.ALQahtani
  • 43. ISSNSerial publicationsNot apply to web sites, blogs and web pages because they do not follow apredetermined, regular publication cycleVolume: more than 1,3 million recordsPurpose: unique identifier for print or online serial publicationsExample: 1077-8012 (print journal) or1552-8448 (online journal) D.ALQahtani
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  • 45. ISBNPurpose: unique book identifier that enables standardized processing forbook distribution and bookselling worldwide and also point-of-sales dataExample: 978-81-291-1372-6; 13 digits afterJan. 2007, 10 digits before that D.ALQahtani
  • 46. References1- Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library of Mount Sinai School of Medicine2- Galter Health Science Library3- NCBI Manual4-; accessed in 23-6-2012 D.ALQahtani
  • 47. End of the lessonTHANK YOU 1 D.ALQahtani