Using the Internet
Searching using the Medical Databases
MedLine with Full-text
Finding a book using the online catalog
Where to get help?
Ask a librarian
How to summarize
How to cite
When to cite
Some of your assignments will be:
Let’s look this up in Google and see what you
Post your website to the subject guide
Select the ICVT Library session tab at the top
Name - student
Subject - Website
Comments – Link
Is the information consistent with other sources?
Are the sources of the information documented?
Is the information new or does it differ from that
found in other sources?
Is the author identified?
Is it posted to a credible website?
Is there a disclaimer on the page?
Who is the intended audience?
When was the site last updated?
What was the site last created?
How does the page look?
Is the page well-organized?
Is it easy to navigate?
Who paid for the webpage?
Is a product being marketed?
Does the website contain the words from your
Does it answer your question?
Can I find a more relevant site?
Like using Google – but you know the information is
Clinical rotations at Albany Medical Center – will
become familiar with this database
Offer HVCC students remote access
Clear, synthesized summaries of health topics
Small database – does not cover every topic
Coronary Artery Disease
Atrial fibrillation or atrial arrythmias (arrhymias)
Located on the library database page
Connected to the library journals
Also located at www.pubmed.gov
Not connected to the library journals
Use the basic search screen
Search details shows MESH and what you are
Limits – advanced search
Citing – PMID #
Use the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
The word you might use for something may not
be the same word that is used in the database
Left Atrial Appendage
Surgical Occlusion of LAA
Atrial Fibrillation and lariat
Atrial Septic Defect / transesophageal
Tetralogy of Fallot / catheterization
Atrial Septic Defect / diagnosis
Relevancy: Does it answer your question?
What does the abstract say?
You may not understand the whole article, but
you will be able to get some information out of
Evidence: What type of evidence is it? RCT,
Case study, physician knowledge (editorial)
Located on the library database page
Select to search the MeSH; add terms as
Can add more than one search term in MeSH
Subheadings are easy to use here
Can search using field searching; different
results and the MeSH may not be used
My EBSCOhost account
Full-text where available
This is just the text, no graphs, pictures, etc.
It’s a little harder to read
This is the best copy
Looks exactly like the journal page
Check here for full-text
May or may not own it
May link to a journal that we own OR
May have to interlibrary the article
Works the same way in PubMed
Type in number and you’ll see if it’s available full-
text and you can get a Vancouver citation
Create an account for yourself and save your
work to return to it later
Save items to the folder
Pro: Review your articles, create a folder for
each paper you are writing
Pro: Gather all of your articles in one place
Pro: It’s mobile! Open your MY EBSCO account
and save articles to it while working in the
library. Go home and sign into your MY EBSCO
account and continue working. Also, see the
items that have already been saved.
Con: You forget to sign into My EBSCO and lose
your work. Not recommended!
My NCBI account – save articles – upper right
hand corner – save to a collection
Send to – clipboard for quick temporary
A library service
Receive books and journal articles that we do
Articles will come to your HVCC email
Books will arrive at the HVCC library and are
picked up at the circulation desk
Interlibrary Loan does take some time … plan
ahead if you would like to use it
Homepage screen shot of Subject guide
iPad in library have these apps
Searches books in the HVCC library
World Cat Online Catalog
Searches college and university libraries
throughout the US and internationally
Allows you to take out books in other libraries
Ask for one at the HVCC Circulation Desk
Bring the DAP card and HVCC ID to local college
of university library to check out books
Both Powerpoints on subject guide
firstname.lastname@example.org or 629-7360
email@example.com or 629-7865