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  • Searching the literature:An introduction to libraryresources and researchmethodsBMDE 500 – Seminars in biomedical engineeringAndrea Miller-NesbittLiaison Librarianandrea.miller-nesbitt
  • ObjectivesBy the end of this class you will be able to:1. Identify appropriate sources in which to find biomedical engineering information2. Understand how to create and execute an effective search3. Keep track of your research using email alerts and citation management software
  • Off campus access http://www.mcgill.ca/library/library-using/connect
  • Citation management software • Import references from library catalogue and databases • Store, organize, and format your references • Create bibliographies with Microsoft Word
  • Course guide
  • The research cycle Lab notebooks, grey literature, data Develop an ideaEncyclopedias, Present Conference Generalize preliminary Textbooks research papers Integrate Report Theses and Books Research dissertations Publish Research Journal Articles
  • Grey literature "That which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers" The Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature, (Luxembourg, 1997) (i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body.)
  • Database ComparisonDatabase Subject areas Dates Types of information indexed coveredPubMed Biomedicine and health care 1946 to Journals presentCompendex All aspects of engineering 1884 to Journals, dissertations, patents present (pre 1970)IEEE Various aspects of 1872 to Journals, standards, graphs and engineering, includes present diagrams standardsMaterials A series of materials 1965 to Journals, technical reports,Research engineering databases present patents, press releases, tradeDatabase journalsSciFinder All aspects of chemistry 1907 to Journals, patents, regulatory present information, commercial information, chemical dataNCBI Entrez A series of linked 1980’s to Biological data, linked to PubMed bioinformatics databases presentWeb of Multidisciplinary 1899 to Journals, patentsScience presentScopus Multidisciplinary 1960’s to Journals, dissertations, trade present journals
  • Sample search – Web of ScienceYou are interested in the use of hydrogels for theregeneration of cardiac muscle. Cardiac Tissue Hydrogels muscle regeneration
  • Developing a search strategy• Start with your first concept “cardiac muscle”• Combine any synonyms with OR ”cardiac muscle” OR “cardiac tissue” OR heart• Repeat for your second, or any subsequent concepts hydrogel* “tissue regeneration” OR “myocardial regeneration”• Finally, group your concepts with brackets and combine with AND (”cardiac muscle” OR “cardiac tissue” OR heart) AND (“tissue regeneration” OR “myocardial regeneration”) AND hydrogel*
  • Sample search - PubMedYou are interested in ways to relieve pressure forpeople using lower-limb prosthetics Lower limb Prosthetics Pressure
  • Keyword vs. Subject HeadingKeyword Subject Heading“natural language” “controlled vocabulary”Database will search multiple fields Database will search descriptor fieldMay not be the focus of the article Process involves humans, so results will be more relevantDoes not take the meaning of the word Meaning of the word is consideredinto account ex. mouse (rodent) vs. mouse (computer mouse)Can yield irrelevant results Standard list of terms defines related synonymsNecessary if database does not have a Different in each databasecontrolled vocabulary, or if subjectheading does not exist for your term
  • Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Cancer Tumor Tumour Neoplasms/ Neoplasm Neoplasms25,588MeSH terms
  • Sample search - CompendexYou’re interested in the influence of sound wavedistortion on various biomedical ultrasound applications Sound wave Ultrasound distortion applications
  • MyResearch Graduate Seminar Series• Module 1: EndNote Essentials• Module 2: Graduate Research tool Kit• Module 3: Search Strategies and Techniques• Module 4: Getting Your Research Out
  • Questions? Andrea Miller-Nesbitt Liaison Librarian andrea.miller-nesbitt@mcgill.ca 514.398.1663 1 6