PubMed & Beyond


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Workshop presented at the McGill University Health Centre on March 23, 2011

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  • PubMed & Beyond

    1. 1. PubMed & Beyond March 23, 2011 ROBIN FEATHERSTONE SLIDES:
    2. 2. What is the difference between PubMed & MEDLINE?
    3. 3. Which citations would you find with a MeSH search?
    4. 5. Objectives <ul><li>After today ’ s class you will be able to select and utilize an expanded set of tools to analyze and review PubMed citations </li></ul>
    5. 6. Agenda <ul><li>The Regular Update </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail updates in MyNCBI </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GoPubMed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Reference Review </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SCOPUS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Rush Job </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pubget </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 7. 1. The Regular Update <ul><li>You want to stay up to date on the latest publications, but don ’ t have time to run regular searches </li></ul>
    7. 8. Regular Update Strategy <ul><li>Start an account with PubMed (MyNCBI) </li></ul><ul><li>Execute a quality search </li></ul><ul><li>Save it </li></ul><ul><li>Set it to run on regular intervals </li></ul><ul><li>Summaries of new publications will be emailed to you </li></ul><ul><li>DEMO </li></ul>
    8. 9. Exercise – 10 minutes <ul><li>Run a search on a topic of interest to you </li></ul><ul><li>Save it (set up a MyNCBI account if you don ’ t have one) </li></ul><ul><li>Set up an email alert </li></ul>
    9. 10. 2. The Analysis <ul><li>You need an overview of scholarly activity within your field </li></ul>
    10. 11. PubMed search
    11. 12. DEMO :
    12. 13. Exercise – 10 minutes <ul><li>Find GoPubMed on the web </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Run a search on a topic that interests you </li></ul><ul><li>Find out: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the top author in the field? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When did publications on this topic start to appear in the literature? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which journal published the most articles on this topic? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 14. 3. The Reference Review <ul><li>You have found a couple of good articles and want to find MORE </li></ul>
    14. 15. Reference Review Strategy <ul><li>Find the references for your paper using SCOPUS </li></ul><ul><li>Use SCOPUS to find out who has cited your paper since it was published </li></ul><ul><li>DEMO </li></ul>
    15. 16. Exercise – 10 minutes <ul><li>Link to SCOPUS from the MUHC Libraries website: </li></ul><ul><li>Find this article: </li></ul><ul><li>Hagen, N. A., et al. (2008). Tetrodotoxin for moderate to severe cancer pain: A randomized, double blind, parallel design multicenter study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 35 (4), 420-429. </li></ul><ul><li>Who has cited this paper? Link to a citing article and view their references </li></ul>
    16. 17. 4. The Rush Job <ul><li>You need the full-text of an article RIGHT NOW! </li></ul>
    17. 18. Rush Job Strategy: Pubget - DEMO
    18. 19. Exercise – 10 minutes <ul><li>Find Pubget on the web </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Search for articles on topics of interest to you </li></ul>
    19. 20. Recap <ul><li>To set up email alerts, ____ your search in ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Before linking to Pubget, remember to ____ </li></ul><ul><li>SCOPUS is a ____ tool, useful for finding ____ </li></ul><ul><li>Use ____ to find out which journal has published the most articles on you topic </li></ul><ul><li>Your library can ____ </li></ul>