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Hs info-resources for earth materials-cg

Hs info-resources for earth materials-cg



Presentation for a Yale Geology and Geophysics class on medical geology library resources.

Presentation for a Yale Geology and Geophysics class on medical geology library resources.



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  • Health Sciences Information Resources for Earth Materials and Human Health Charles J Greenberg, MLS, MEd Special Projects Librarian [email_address] (203) 737-2960
  • Session Outline
    • Databases at Yale and the National Library of Medicine
    • Searching
    • How can a librarian help?
    • Personal Information Management
    • Lecture Resource: LibGuide with Links
    • A database indexes journal literature and book series with individual articles, allowing for rapid identification of relevant literature.
    • The top handful of popular health databases at Yale include: Ovid MEDLINE , Scopus , CINAHL , [email_address] , Web of Knowledge
      • All citations found in these databases take you to electronic journal articles, using Yale Links
      • There are hundreds of other subscription and public specialized databases.
    Health Sciences Databases @Yale
    • Information and programs in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, disaster health, and topics relevant to specific populations.
    • The top handful of NLM SIS Services:
        • TOXNET
    Special Information Services @NLM
  • 1 st Step- Define the Question
    • Framing the question in a way which lends itself to searching
    • PICO: The situation or p opulation , the i ntervention , c omparison (if appropriate; may be implied) and the desired o utcome . 
    P : Pregnant Women I : Mercury C : [nothing] O : Miscarriage Answerable Question: Do pregnant women exposed to mercury increase their risk of miscarriage?
  • Check to see if one or more systematic reviews already exist for your question (secondary research) A PubMed@Yale Clinical Queries Search can find published systematic reviews
  • Why use a MeSH heading for PubMed or OVID Medline?
    • MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) are a preferred term that can find articles that contained synonyms or older versions of terms.
    • Searching with MeSH will yield less articles with more relevancy, when used correctly.
    • You can “build” a search using the MeSH Database
  • PubMed@Yale vs. OVID Medline
    • Inclusive
    • Sensitive
    • NCBI Integrated
    • Public
    • Updated Daily
    • Selective
    • Specific
    • Bibliographic
    • Proprietary
    • Updated Weekly
    • SCOPUS
      • 18,000 journals from more than 4,000 publishers, (including 1,800 Open Access journals); also covers 386M web sources, including 24.7 million patents. Personal edition, capability of saving searches, times-cited data, Unique-ID system for authors and institutions, Yale links to full-text articles, and RSS. Journal Analyzer. Focus on 1996-present
    • Web of Knowledge/Web of Science
      • Similar coverage and publishing goals as SCOPUS, well established in bench science community and better pre-1945 coverage. Research-ID system for authors. Citation Map (beta). Current Contents Connect ® features RSS. Times-cited data.
    • CINAHL
      • CINAHL® with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, provides indexing for over 2,900 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981. CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,200 journals are also included..
  • What Can a Librarian Help with?
    •   As an expert searcher, a librarian can interact with students to develop the search terms required for an effective or comprehensive search . This includes recommending overlooked resources.
  • Yale Document Delivery Borrow Direct Use Borrow Direct to borrow books from the libraries of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, and Princeton. Most books are available for pick up at designated Yale libraries within 4 business days. If the book you want is not available from Borrow Direct, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) . Interlibrary Loan (ILLiAD) Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to obtain books, articles, and other research materials from a large network of suppliers. Books are often available for pick up at designated Yale libraries within 2 weeks. Copies of articles can be delivered to you electronically and are often available in 1-2 weeks.
  • What Else Can a Librarian Help with?
    • As an organizer and analyzer, the librarian can teach you to manage your sources and document the processes .
  • Personalized Information Management
    • Setting up Email Alerts
    • Gathering Times-cited Documentation
    • Assessing an article or author’s relative status
    • Regularly monitoring RSS feeds
  • Bibliographic Citation Management Software
    • Web-based (platform and location independent)
    • Easy access for multiple users
    • Free to Yale affiliates
    Tutorials: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/guides/refworks
    • Charlie Greenberg
    • [email_address]
    • 203-737-2960
    • LibGuide:
    Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Thank You for your Time and Attention