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  • 1. 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
  • 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 me@mo.md ● Copies of the presentation are available at www.handheldsfordoctors.com