Clinical Anatomy 9566

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Workshop presented to graduate students in Clinical Anatomy 9566 at the University of Western Ontario on November 26, 2010.

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    1. 1. Clinical Anatomy 9566 Library Searching Skills & RefWorks Robin Featherstone, MLIS rfeathe@uwo.ca Slides available at: Medical Illustration © 2010 Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.
    2. 2. Questions • Who has conducted a major literature review before? • What information sources have you used? • Who has used a citation manager?
    3. 3. Objectives At the end of today’s session, you will be able to: 1.Describe the steps involved in a literature review 2.Access information sources on a wide variety of subjects 3.Export references to RefWorks and use the basic functions of the citation manager
    4. 4. Literature Reviews What makes a good one?
    5. 5. 7 tasks in a Literature Review 1. Select a question 2. Select a source (database, search engine, etc.) 3. Choose search terms 4. Run your search 5. Apply practical screening criteria 6. Apply methodological screening criteria 7. Synthesize the results
    6. 6. General Tips • Choose a narrow research question • Record your search strategy • Aim to be “explicit, systematic and reproducible”1 • Use a citation manager • Keep updated of new publications with email alerts and RSS 1 Fink, A. (2005). Conducting Research Literature Reviews. London: Sage.
    7. 7. Sample Research Question What is the impact of educational technology on the learning of gross anatomy by medical students?
    8. 8. Turn your statement into a strategy 1. Break your question into concepts 2. Identify subject headings for each concept 3. Identify keywords for each concept • Tips: – Use a “target article” to help identify search terms – Use a strategy worksheet to keep track of your terms: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/files/taylor/grad/Search_Strategy_Worksheet.pdf
    9. 9. What is the impact of educational technology on the learning of gross anatomy by medical students? Educational Technology Gross Anatomy Learning Medical Students
    10. 10. What is the impact of educational technology on the learning of gross anatomy by medical students? Educational Technology Gross Anatomy Learning Medical Students Educational Technology + Anatomy + Learning + Students, Medical Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=mesh + = explode
    11. 11. What is the impact of educational technology on the learning of gross anatomy by medical students? Educational Technology Gross Anatomy Learning Medical Students Educational Technology + Anatomy + Learning + Students, Medical (education* or instruction*) adj technolog*.mp. anatom*.mp. association.mp. medical student*.mp. audiovisual aid*.mp. emrbyology.mp. learn*.mp. MD student*.mp. multimedia.mp. neuroanatom*.mp. memor*.mp. video*.mp. problem solv*.mp. Keywords selected with operators and commands for the Ovid search interface. For a full list of operators and commands see: http://content.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein/subjectguides/ovidmedline_shortcuts.pdf
    12. 12. Running your search(es) • Start with your first concept – Search for the subject headings first – Then search keywords – Combine these synonymous searches with OR using your search history • Repeat for your second, third, and subsequent concepts • Finally, combine large search results set with AND
    13. 13. Running your search(es) Search #2 = Search #3 = Search #4 = Search #5 = #1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 Search #1 = Concept 1 Search #6 = Search #7 = Search #8 = Search #9 = Concept 2 Search #10 = #6 OR #7 OR #8 OR #9 Search #11 = #5 AND #10 Results
    14. 14. Exercise Using the MeSH database and your own knowledge of the subject, complete a search strategy to answer the research question: Do video games enhance learning by medical students?
    15. 15. BREAK
    16. 16. Choosing Sources • Vary based on the subject • Consult library program pages: Anatomy: www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/anatomy/ Computer Science: www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/computerscience/ Education: www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/educationgraduateprogram/ Engineering: www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/electricalandcomputerengineering/
    17. 17. Consider “Grey Literature” • Not published commercially or indexed by major databases Examples: Conference proceedings & abstracts Government documents Research reports Technical reports, standards, patents
    18. 18. Sources for Grey Lit Conference Proceedings BIOSIS Previews, Engineering Village, Inspec, SCOPUS Government Documents Web search engines / Gov’t websites Research Reports Institutional repositories / Web search engines Technical reports, Standards, Patents IEEE, Google Patents, Canadian Patent Database, European Patent Office, United States Patents Databases
    19. 19. Question Which sources would you search to find information related to your exercise question?
    20. 20. Managing your References
    21. 21. RefWorks
    22. 22. How to Add Citations to RefWorks 1. Export directly from Databases 2. Use Ref-Grab-It to create a citation based on a website 3. Manually create a citation
    23. 23. Getting Started www.lib.uwo.ca Make sure to sign in if you’re off campus
    24. 24. Exercise • Login to RefWorks or sign up for an individual account - Tip: make sure to use your UWO email address • Once you have an account, create a new folder called “Library Workshop”
    25. 25. Exercise • Run your sample video game search in Ovid Medline • Export the citations to RefWorks • Move them into your new folder
    26. 26. Write-n-cite
    27. 27. Formatted Bibliography
    28. 28. Summary • A literature search is... • Find sources by checking... • MeSH stands for... • Conference proceedings are an example of... • A tool for creating citations from websites is... • A tool for formatting your bibliography is... • Assistance is available from...
    29. 29. Robin Featherstone rfeathe@uwo.ca Taylor Library, 60E 519 661-2111 ext 86383 By IM from www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/anatomy/ Skype: robinfeatherstone

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