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Library search tools, earch engines and databases for year 1 MBBS

Library search tools, earch engines and databases for year 1 MBBS


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  • 1. Introduction to Netskills Paula Funnell p.a.funnell@qmul.ac.uk Senior Academic Liaison Librarian (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • 2. Learning outcomes • Become familiar with using the library web page • Be able to interpret a journal citation • Learn how to search for information effectively using the library search tools • Know how to access electronic resources • Discover where to find good quality information on the web • Be able to carry out a simple search on key databases
  • 3. Library website www.library.qmul.ac.uk
  • 4. Getting help • For general enquiries: www.library.qmul.ac.uk/contact • For more detailed subject specific enquiries: Paula Funnell Senior Academic Liaison Librarian, Medicine and Dentistry p.a.funnell@qmul.ac.uk
  • 5. Getting help • Drop-in library tours every day this week • Whitechapel Library treasure hunt – start from the Welcome Desk • Literature search skills drop-ins Wednesday afternoons
  • 6. Journals Cancer Soares, Christine Scientific American, 2009, 301(3), p.78-78 The article discusses the origin of cancer and the breakdown of cellular controls that result in a chaotic system. In multicellular organisms, every cell has a division of labor that must perform a specific function in order to keep other cells functioning properly. Topics include an overview of the regulatory control mechanisms in cells and what happens when the genetic signals are dysfunctional, such as the creation of genetic mutations that cause cancer.
  • 7. Journals Cancer Soares, Christine Scientific American, 2009, 301(3), p.78-78 The article discusses the origin of cancer and the breakdown of cellular controls that result in a chaotic system. In multicellular organisms, every cell has a division of labor that must perform a specific function in order to keep other cells functioning properly. Topics include an overview of the regulatory control mechanisms in cells and what happens when the genetic signals are dysfunctional, such as the creation of genetic mutations that cause cancer.
  • 8. Journals Cancer Soares, Christine Scientific American, 2009, 301(3), p.78-78 The article discusses the origin of cancer and the breakdown of cellular controls that result in a chaotic system. In multicellular organisms, every cell has a division of labor that must perform a specific function in order to keep other cells functioning properly. Topics include an overview of the regulatory control mechanisms in cells and what happens when the genetic signals are dysfunctional, such as the creation of genetic mutations that cause cancer.
  • 9. Library search tools Try the library search tools activity on QMplus Year 1 Fundamentals of Medicine Netskills: library and information resources Search tools and referencing 2 Library search tools
  • 10. Search engines • Search engine = supermarket • Photo by vauvau (http://flic.kr/p/75yAAb) • Searches across many DIFFERENT things
  • 11. Healthcare specific search engines • Search specifically across healthcare related resources • Search across good quality internet resources • Much more manageable number of results
  • 12. Medline Plus • US National Institutes of Health's web site for patients and their families and friends • Designed to provide up-to-date healthcare information in understandable language • Also provides links to the latest medical research www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
  • 13. Evidence Search • Easy to use • Searches across high-quality healthcare specific resources • Provided and managed by NICE • Wide range of filters allow you to narrow down your search e.g. by type of information or date of publication www.evidence.nhs.uk
  • 14. TRIP • One simple search box • Results are colour coded giving an at a glance indication of quality of information • Results vary widely - including primary research, reviews, textbooks and news www.tripdatabase.com
  • 15. Search engines quiz Try the search engines activity on Qmplus and post your results to the forum Year 1 Fundamentals of Medicine Netskills: library and information resources Search tools and referencing 3 Search engines
  • 16. Databases • Databases – florist • Photo by stevewhis (http://flic.kr/p/a4h4RJ) • Collection of SAME thing
  • 17. Databases • Vast collections of references of published research • Filters can be applied to narrow results down • Searches can be combined and saved for future use • References can be imported to EndNote Web
  • 18. MEDLINE (PubMed) • PubMed is a search interface for the MEDLINE database • Database of references and abstracts of journal articles • Covers the broad field of biomedicine • Special QM PubMed address for easier full-text access www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?otool=igbqmullib
  • 19. Web of Science • Part of ISI Web of Knowledge • Contains: – Science Citation Index – Social Sciences Citation Index – Arts and Humanities Citation Index • Need to log in off campus www.webofknowledge.com
  • 20. Scopus • World’s largest abstract and citation database • Search across a range of subject areas • Includes Medline coverage • Need to log in off campus www.scopus.com
  • 21. The Cochrane Library • High quality systematic reviews • Already been critically appraised • Full text available • Also contains abstracts of other systematic reviews and clinical trials www.thecochranelibrary.com
  • 22. Databases quiz Try the database activity on Qmplus Year 1 Fundamentals of Medicine Netskills: library and information resources Search tools and referencing 4 Databases
  • 23. Summary • Use the library search tools to find resources paid for by Queen Mary • Use specialist search engines to search across a wide range of good quality web resources • Use databases to find academic research articles, both primary research as well as review articles
  • 24. Preparation for session 2 Please look at the referencing and plagiarism material on Qmplus Year 1 Fundamentals of Medicine Netskills: library and information resources Search tools and referencing 5 Referencing and plagiarism • Watch the referencing and plagiarism presentation video • Read the guide to referencing

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