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  • Jacque 1-21
  • reachable via our cell phones if you cannot find us in the library! Business cards on front table!JDD: 602 689 5976 LG: 602-770-8995
  • Our staffWe also recommend that you get to know the hospital librarians and libraries if you visit there.The Tucson AHSL librarians are very willing to help you as well.
  • Kathleen
  • JacqueEspecially useful for learning issues you have heard this morning.One tool for EBM
  • Kathleen 22-41
  • Breast Neoplasms/genetics*Winner is:
  • Satisfaction with physician recommendation for and information about genetic counseling among breast cancer patients.Genetics Home ReferenceGenetic Counseling - MedlinePlus Health InformationBreast Cancer - MedlinePlus Health Information


  • 1. Managing Medical Information:Introduction to COM-Phoenix Library Services and Resources
  • 2. Where we fit in Prologue
    Information Literacy
  • 3. Learning Objectives
  • 4. General Library Information
    Staffed Library Hours
    Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 10 pm
    open for use with PBC card till midnight
    Saturday – Sunday: 8 am – 8 pm
    You will receive a code for the Xerox printer/copier in the library.
    Contact Info
    Front Desk:
    (602) 827-2062
    The 550 Bldg., aka Bldg 1, Room 1254 (2nd floor) AND
  • 5. General Staff Information
  • 6. Useful websites
    Make these bookmarks/favorites:
    • AHSL:
    • 7. EBM Search Engine:
    • 8. ArizonaMed:
  • 7
  • 9. Coming soon!!!
  • 10. For remote accessanywhere:
  • 11. Skills to begin developing or improving today
    Performing searches in medical databases, individual journals, and Google Scholar.
    This session will be hands-on!
  • 12. MEDLINE(Access via PubMed or OVID)
  • 13. Why you should …
    Set up your MyNCBIaccount
    Set up your personal OVID account
    • 14. Select Medline/OVID
    • 15. Select Personal Accounts (upper right corner)
    • 16. Select “create a new personal account”
    Set Up Your Personal Google Account
  • 17. 13
  • 18. 14
  • 19. General Search Tips
  • 20. Beyond Medline
  • 21.
  • 22. “Point-of-Care” Databases
    DynaMed and Micromedex (on ArizonaMed)
    UpToDate, MDConsult, andStat!Ref(are all available from the QuickLinks at the AHSL site)
    All resources updated often
    Evidence-based and unbiased information
    Some have patient information handouts
    Each of these has additional unique tools
  • 23.
  • 24. Evidence Based Medicine
    Great Tool: AHSL-Developed EBM Search Engine
    e.g. Cochrane Systematic Reviews
    e.g. PubMed Clinical Studies
    e.g. UpTo Date
    e.g. Textbooks
  • 25.
  • 26. What is an authoritative website?
    Who or what organization is the sponsor?
    How current is its content?
    Opinion? or facts?
    Who is the target audience?
    Is it an official site? Blog?
  • 27.
  • 28. Some Free and inexpensive iPhone Medical Apps
    Davis’s Drug Guide
    Eponyms (for students)
    Living Medical Textbooks
    Medical Radio
    Medical Radio
    Medical Spanish
    New England Journal of Medicine
    PubMed on Top Lite
    Radiology 2.0: One night in the ED
    Skyscape Medical Resources
    Skyscape: RxDrugs and Outlines in Clinical Medicine (OCM)
    Speed Bones MD
    Speed Muscles MD
    Stat ICD-9 Lite
    Taber’s Medical Dictionary
  • 29. Hands on the keyboard please!
    Contest rules:
    • 5questions, one at a time!!
    • 30. Winner(s) must get all correct!
    • 31. All students must complete each question before winner is determined.
  • Searching for an article in Medline via PubMed
    Finding articles using PubMed
    AHSL  PubMed
    Search #1:
    • Articles are sometimes referenced by their PMID (an assigned unique identifier)
    • 32. In the search bar of PubMed, type 21219598
    What is this article about?
    What MeSH terms are used to identify it?
  • 33.
  • 34. Searching for an author in Medline via PubMed
    Finding authors via PubMed
    AHSL  PubMed
    Search #2:
    • Use the Single Citation Matcher in the center column to search for this auth
    • 35. Search PubMed for Author name “Vadaparampil ST,”
    What is the title of the study?
    What other medical resources might add to your knowledge?
    Hint: See bottom of screen “+”
  • 36.
  • 37. Searching for a specific journal article
    Search #3:
    Finding a journal:
    AHSL  eJournals
    Search for the name of the Journal
    A friend tells you that there is a funny article about pigeons published in Animal Cognition within the last couple of years.
    What’s the title of this article??
  • 38.
  • 39. PubMed“Clinical Queries”
    Search #4
    AHSL  PubMed  Clinical Queries
    Enter – “breast cancer genetics counseling”
    In what 3 categories (columns) are the items retrieved?
  • 40. PubMed “Clinical Queries”
  • 41. 34
    Google Scholar
    Search #5
    AHSL  Databases  Google Scholar
    • Type - breast cancer genetics counseling psychology
    • 42. What is the article title, and in what journal is it? Does UA own it?
    Only works on campus, via VPN, and with UA Set up in Preferences
  • 43.
  • 44. PMID (Pubmed ID)
    Journal Article
    Clinical Query
    Google Scholar
  • 45. And the winner(s) are/is…
    Handy Hints
  • 46. Where to find what…
    Online Databases/indexes:
    Web of Science
    UA/AHSL Catalogs
    AHSL EBM Search Engine
    Google Scholar
    To find articles, books, or book chapters ABOUT a topic or a combination of topics
    Point of care products:
    • Dynamed
    • 47. Up to Date
    • 48. MD Consult/First Consult
    • 49. AHSL EBM Search Engine
    • 50. Google Scholar
    • 51. To find answers to clinical questions, practice guidelines, consensus statements, expert opinion, and patient education handoutsabout a topic, condition or procedure
  • Resources for your CBI learning issues
  • 52. Sites for Patients, Families & Consumers
  • 53. Contact Us:
    Mobile: 602-689-5976
    AHSL Phoenix Front Desk
  • 54. That’s all for us for now…
    Optional Learning Sessions to come...
  • 55. Your tasks for the rest of this session
    Define your CBI personal learning objective(s)
    Brainstorm potential search terms
    List database(s) and/or other resources (i.e., Up-to-Date, Dynamed, etc.) are most appropriate to search
    Perform your search(es)
    Refine your search in terms of number and relevance of search returns
    Access abstracts and full text for articles / text from Up-to-Date, Dynamed, etc.
    Gauge relevance and quality of articles / text from Up-to-Date, Dynamed, etc.