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The teaching that I do at Langara College helps me to become a better teaching in my work as a biomedical librarian. Here is a slidecast for class #2 for a medical information sources class, LIBR ...

The teaching that I do at Langara College helps me to become a better teaching in my work as a biomedical librarian. Here is a slidecast for class #2 for a medical information sources class, LIBR 2195, that I am teaching with two other professional librarians this summer at Langara. A special shout-out to all of our students, Dean

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    • Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | [email_address] | LIBR2195 July 2011 The ‘map of medicine’: an introduction to PubMed searching for Library Technicians http:// pubmed.gov How do I find articles on “ frozen shoulder” in all these journals?
    • AGENDA
      • Why search the medical literature?
      • Medline via PubMed – medicine’s jewel in the crown
      • Google searching
      • Google scholar
      • Search tips and tricks
      Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • Why do we search the medical literature ?
      • Literature reviews help health providers answer clinical questions
      • MEDLINE is the gold standard
      • PubMed – a free interface to MEDLINE since mid-1990s
      • Two MEDLINE studies from 1990s:
        • Almost 50% of clinical questions answered by searching
        • Mean search times were 27 minutes and 43 minutes
      Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011 Journal of Family Practice. 1996;43:140-144 Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (BMLA). 1994;82:140-46 http:// www.nlm.nih.gov /mobile/ http:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed /
    • What is PubMed ?
      • PubMed is an international, biomedical database
        • Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine or NLM
      • Focuses on biomedicine, nursing, dentistry & veterinary science
        • Indexed with medical thesaurus called MeSH; 25,000 total terms
        • ~20 million records from 1966-present
        • 5,500 journals; overlap with Embase ca. 60% (at journal level)
      • Unique records especially in US titles + nursing literature etc.
      Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • PubMed – http:// pubmed.gov Type your term(s) in the search box & click “Search” Tip: terms should be as specific as possible! Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011 By typing in: frozen shoulder AND rehabilitation 380 citations are retrieved, 20 at a time … Can we be more precise with “quotes”?
    • PubMed – Simple searching Use pull-down menu to change display settings – use abstract or MEDLINE & then APPLY to see full citations How many citations are retrieved by using “quotations” for “ frozen shoulder”? Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • PubMed – Related citations If you find an article that looks useful, click “ Related citations ”… PubMed will find similar articles for you... Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011 Related Citations uses a powerful word-weighted algorithm to compare words in the MeSH, titles and abstracts of PubMed’s 20 million citations. The best matches are pre-calculated and stored as Related Citations
    • Applying Limits LIMITS refine a search once they are Activated LIMITS remain applied til you Change | Remove Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Doing a literature review? Use MeSH database - PubMed homepage Listen to tutorial to build MeSH sets Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • Formatting, e-mailing, saving Choose the Destination such as File, Clipboard, E-mail Download 16 items, Select a format, Create a file
    • 1954 prediction - what computers will look like in 2004 Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • Google searching in medicine
      • Fast, efficient, simple searching
      • Google’s impact in medicine
          • Digitization projects
          • Scholarly journals via Google scholar
          • Content is searchable by all, not just physicians or librarians
          • Accessibility, findability
          • Any downside to Googlization in medicine?
      Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011 Top health searches in Google 2010
    • Basic Google searching Go to regular Google Search for papers such as those in MEDLINE – Try, Google Scholar http:// scholar.google.com Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • Google links to: PubMed records Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • Google scholar – advanced search Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • What can you do to search PubMed efficiently ?
      • Learn foundational skills to search biomedical literature
      • Learn how to search PubMed & Google (Google Scholar)
      • Take some workshops on PubMed
      • Watch some of the many PubMed tutorials
      • Promote PubMed on your library website
      The best medical information = the best medical evidence Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | LIBR2195 July 2011
    • Dean Giustini, UBC health librarian & instructor | [email_address] | LIBR2195 July 2011 Enjoy searching the ‘map of medicine’ Enjoy searching PubMed! http:// pubmed.gov