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