Clinical Anatomy 9566 Library Searching Skills Part II Robin Featherstone, MLIS [email_address]
Question How are the literature searches going?
Objectives At the end of today’s follow-up session, you will be able to: Recall the steps involved in a literature review Execute searches in subject-specific databases “ Hand search” references using Scopus Conduct a bibliographic analysis using GoPubMed
7 tasks in a Literature Review Select a question Select a source (database, search engine, etc.) Choose search terms Run your search Apply practical screening criteria Apply methodological screening criteria Synthesize the results
What is the impact of educational technology on the learning of gross anatomy by medical students? 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 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.
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
Moving to another database Retain as much of your original strategy as possible Recognize that subject headings will be different (or non-existent) Keep track of your search terms using a new concept map
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/
Exercise Using your own topic (or the sample below) execute your search in a database that isn’t Medline What is the impact of educational technology on the learning of gross anatomy by medical students?
Hand searching and final steps Locate the reference lists for selected articles* Identify new articles that have cited your articles* Identify key journals and “hand search” their issues * Use Web of Science or Scopus
SCOPUS Large, multi-disciplinary database Search reference lists See who has cited papers
Exercise Find the following citation using SCOPUS: Temkin, B., Acosta, E., Malvankar, A., & Vaidyanath, S. (2006). An interactive three-dimensional virtual body structures system for anatomical training over the internet. Clinical Anatomy, 19 (3), 267-274. How many authors have cited it? How many times does Temkin cite himself/herself?
The Bibliographic Analysis You need a general overview of scholarly activity within your field
Exercise Execute a simplified version of your search in GoPubMed: http://www.gopubmed.org Answer the questions: Who is the top author in this field? When did publications begin to appear on this topic? In which countries are researchers writing about this subject? Which journal has published the most papers on this topic?
Summary A quality literature search is... Remember __?__ when switching to another database A tool for searching references is.... Go PubMed will allow you to...
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