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06.06.12

  1. 1. Searching at 70 mph Tips for finding facts by the bedside Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, MD Metropolitan New Library Council Hospital Library Services Program June 12, 2006
  2. 2. Searching at 70 mph <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile computers </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  3. 3. Google is brilliant because... <ul><li>They use the web’s peer-review process to organize information </li></ul><ul><li>The user interface is text </li></ul><ul><li>But... everyone thinks they are a good driver </li></ul>
  4. 4. The creators of Yahoo! could have been librarians
  5. 5. The creators of Yahoo! could have been librarians
  6. 6. The user interface is text
  7. 7. The user interface is text
  8. 8. Use clinical words wherever possible
  9. 9. Use clinical words wherever possible
  10. 10. Use “site:” to restrict search to certain websites
  11. 11. Use “site:” to restrict search to certain websites
  12. 12. Use Google Scholar for reviews and seminal papers
  13. 13. Localise Google Scholar
  14. 14. Localise Google Scholar
  15. 15. Use Google Images for PowerPoint presentations (don’t forget copyright)
  16. 16. Problems <ul><li>Google’s success is leading to positive feedback loop rather than independent peer-review </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage is not comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>User success leads to false confidence </li></ul><ul><li>How should librarians approach organizing resources in a post-Google world? </li></ul>
  17. 17. What is a mobile computer? <ul><li>Ultramobile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handheld computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smartphone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>portable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>battery life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>always on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>easy sharing </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Why it is here to stay <ul><li>Handheld computers become smartphones, and every clinician is already carrying a phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aziz et al ( PMID 16109177 ) gave smartphones to surgeons and improved responsiveness to nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No charge left behind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moulton et al ( PMID 16385275 ) gave handheld computers to trauma surgeons and increases charge capture </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Evidence-based medicine: UpToDate <ul><li>Good, comprehensive, traditional www.uptodate.com </li></ul>
  20. 20. Evidence-based medicine: MedHand <ul><li>Impressive technology, simple to manage www.medhand.com </li></ul>
  21. 21. Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever <ul><li>Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com </li></ul>
  22. 22. Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever <ul><li>Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com </li></ul>
  23. 23. Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever <ul><li>Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com </li></ul>
  24. 24. Personal information <ul><li>Do not underestimate the organizer software </li></ul><ul><li>The more they write the more they find </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and paste abstracts </li></ul>
  25. 25. Local knowledge <ul><li>Plucker and RepliGo versions of local protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Beaming </li></ul>
  26. 26. Local knowledge <ul><li>Plucker and RepliGo versions of local protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Beaming </li></ul>
  27. 27. Q&A <ul><li>Mohammad Al-Ubaydli [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of the presentation are available at www.handheldsfordoctors.com </li></ul>

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