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    • Searching at 70 mph Tips for finding facts by the bedside Metropolitan New Library Council Hospital Library Services Program June 12, 2006 Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, MD
    • Searching at 70 mph ● Introductions ● Search engines ● Mobile computers ● Q&A
    • 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
    • The creators of Yahoo! could have been librarians
    • The creators of Yahoo! could have been librarians
    • The user interface is text
    • The user interface is text
    • Use clinical words wherever possible
    • Use clinical words wherever possible
    • Use “site:” to restrict search to certain websites
    • Use “site:” to restrict search to certain websites
    • Use Google Scholar for reviews and seminal papers
    • Localise Google Scholar
    • Localise Google Scholar
    • Use Google Images for PowerPoint presentations (don’t forget copyright)
    • 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?
    • What is a mobile computer? ● Ultramobile – Handheld computer – Smartphone ● Advantages – portable – battery life – always on – easy sharing
    • 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
    • Evidence-based medicine: UpToDate Good, comprehensive, traditional www.uptodate.com
    • Evidence-based medicine: MedHand Impressive technology, simple to manage www.medhand.com
    • Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com
    • Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com
    • Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com
    • Personal information ● Do not underestimate the organizer software ● The more they write the more they find ● Copy and paste abstracts
    • Local knowledge ● Plucker and RepliGo versions of local protocols ● Beaming
    • Local knowledge ● Plucker and RepliGo versions of local protocols ● Beaming
    • Q&A ● Mohammad Al-Ubaydli me@mo.md ● Copies of the presentation are available at www.handheldsfordoctors.com