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Internal Med orientation to Library Resources



Presentation given to Internal Medicine residents at the University of Western Ontario on July 29th, 2010

Presentation given to Internal Medicine residents at the University of Western Ontario on July 29th, 2010



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  • Cochrane search strategy: #1 (statin* OR "Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors") and (familial NEAR/3 hypercholesterolemia) and (child* OR youth OR adolescent) ("Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II"[Mesh] OR "familial hypercholesterolemia"[tiab]) AND ("Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors"[Mesh] OR "Hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA Reductases"[Mesh] OR "Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors "[Pharmacological Action] OR statin*[tiab]) AND ("Child"[Mesh] OR "Adolescent"[Mesh] OR "Infant"[Mesh] OR child*[tw] OR adolescent[tw] OR youth[tw]) Mention issues with limits like: age group, humans vs animals, publication type

Internal Med orientation to Library Resources Internal Med orientation to Library Resources Presentation Transcript

  • Orientation to Library Resources for Internal Medicine July 29th, 2010 Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian, UWO [email_address] Erin Boyce Clinical Librarian, LHSC [email_address] Slides: Libraries
  • Library Trivia
    • Q: How many items are in Western Libraries’ collections?
    • A: 9 million print items
    • Tens of thousands of e-journals
    • Hundreds of thousands of e-books
  • Agenda
    • Off-site access to UWO’s collection
    • Library services for Internal Medicine
    • Key Internal Medicine information sources
  • Off-Site Access Why are they asking me to pay??
  • Proxy Server 129.100.*.*
  • How to log on
    • Option A: Log in at
    • Option B: Use the EZ Proxy button
    • Option C: Use customized bookmarks created with the EZ Proxy Link Generator:
  • Accessing Full-Text
    • Once logged in to the proxy server, look for the “Get it @ Western” button
  • Full-Text from PubMed Remember to use the PubMed link from the library website.
  • Get it @ Western Option 1: Link to Full-Text Option 2: Check the catalogue
  • Full-Text from Pubget Remember to use the Pubget link from the library website & to log in to the proxy server.
  • Exercise 1 – Finding Full-Text
    • Access the PDF of the following article:
    • Van Wyck DB, Alcorn H Jr, Gupta R . Analytical and Biological Variation in Measures of Anemia and Iron Status in Patients Treated With Maintenance Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20638166.
  • Library Services
    • University Library
    • Purchasing of collections
    • Web access to information
    • Search consultations
    • Instruction
    • Hospital Library
    • On-site assistance
    • Literature searches & consultations
    • Interlibrary loan
    • Local print collection
  • Library Services
    • University Library
    • Hospital Library
  • Key Internal Medicine Resources
    • What information tools have you used?
  • Selected Internal Medicine Info
  • Live Demo
  • Exercise 2 – Drug Information
    • You consider prescribing Tacrolimus to a patient who is taking Fluconazole, Gabapentin and Aspirin. Search the following tools to identify any potential interactions:
        • Lexi-Interact (UpToDate)
        • MICROMEDEX
        • E-CPS
  • Exercise 3 – Clinical Query
    • Is the use of statin therapy for treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia safe for children and adolescents?
    • In groups, please search the following:
            • Cochrane Library
            • PubMed (Clinical Queries)
            • PubMed
            • EMBASE
  • Clinical Query: Search Results Source Results Cochrane Library 2 Cochrane Reviews PubMed 205 Citations total PubMed Clinical Queries (therapy/narrow) 39 Clinical Studies 12 Systematic Reviews EMBASE 203 Citations total
  • Level of Evidence Pyramid Qualitative Studies Trip searches both
  • Exercise 4 – Image Search
    • You’re preparing for a presentation on heart attack due to atherosclerosis. Find some images or animations to add to your slides.
    • Caveat: Without breaking copyright
  • Medical Illustration © 2010 Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.,
  • Recap
    • EZ Proxy for off-site access
    • Get it @ Western or Pubget for full-text access to articles
    • University Library for collections
    • Hospital Libraries for on-site assistance
    • Internal Medicine Program page for selected information tools
  • For Help Robin Featherstone [email_address] Ext: 86383 Erin Boyce [email_address] Ext: 35860 Alla Iansavitchene [email_address] Ext: 56037
    • On-site assistance: Taylor Library
    • On-site assistance: University Hospital, LHSC
    • On-site assistance: Victoria Hospital, LHSC
    • Extensive electronic & print collections
    • Local reference collection
    • Local reference collection
    • Searching consultations (Educational)
    • Literature searches
    • Searching consultations
    • Literature searches
    • Searching consultations
    • Purchase requests
    • Interlibrary Loan
    • Interlibrary Loan
    • Workshops & Instruction
    • Workshops & Instruction
    • Workshops & Instruction