Med Start 2009 Extreme Googling & Web 2.0
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Med Start 2009 Extreme Googling & Web 2.0 Med Start 2009 Extreme Googling & Web 2.0 Presentation Transcript

  • Information Discovery Extreme Googling and Web 2.0 Jacque Doyle and Lindsey Greene Welcome MedStart Students!!
  • Overall Plan
    • June 8 – Finding Quality Medical Information
    • June 30 —Extreme Googling and Web 2.0
  • Learning Objectives
    • Become a Google expert
    • Identify other available online resources
      • Databases & Collections
      • General Websites
    • Assess, evaluate and use what you find!
    • The 21 st Century Library
    • Web 2.0
      • What is it?
      • How and when to use it, and for what?
  • Let’s talk about How many of you use Google? Is it your first choice? If not, what is?
  • Extreme Googling Go What do you use to narrow or focus your search?
  • Narrowing/Widening your Google Search
    • Try using an “ exact phrase”
    • Use OR to widen your search
    • Ask Google to
      • Omit (-) a word/phrase
      • Search a certain language or file format
      • Narrow to a period of time
      • Search specific domain types (i.e. .org)
  • Why use quotations?
    • Remember… In basic search, you can specify when you want exact phrases to be searched by putting quotes around your sentence/phrase.
    • (i.e. “West Virginia”) Without quotes you could get results like this: The sun was setting in the west and my wife, Virginia, was by my side.
  • Diving deeper into Google
    • Images
    • Blogs
    • Reader
    • iGoogle
    • Scholar
  • Google Scholar GO
  • Scholar Preferences
  • More online resources…
  • Online Health Sites
    • http//
  • TMP Osler MMI-I - 6/24/08 Arizona Health Sciences Libary-Phoenix, UA College of Medicine-Phoenix
  • TMP Osler MMI-I - 6/24/08 Arizona Health Sciences Libary-Phoenix, UA College of Medicine-Phoenix
  • Evaluating Websites
  • Authoritativeness
    • The quality of possessing authority.
    • The quality of trustworthiness and reliability.
  • Guidelines to determine website authoritativeness:
    • Who’s the sponsor? Provide insight on the credibility of information published on the site.
    • How current is it? Should be updated frequently; as health information changes constantly.
    • Opinion? Or facts? If facts, can be verified from a primary information source.
    • Target audience? Should clearly state whether the information is intended for the consumer or the health professional
    • Official site? Blog?
    • http://
  • Web 2.0 & Social Networking Jacque Doyle and Lindsey Greene
  • Learning Objectives
    • The 21 st Century Library
    • Web 2.0
      • What is it?
      • How and when to use it, and for what?
  • Perceptions of libraries… Book centric… Mean, shhing librarian… Quiet and uncomfortable…
  • What is a 21 st Century Library? Technology driven… Social/collaborative space… Available online… Comfortable and inviting… Student centered…
  • What is Web 2.0?
    • Web 2.0 is the term used to describe the trend in the use of World Wide Web to enhance creativity, information sharing , and, most notably, collaboration among users.
    • These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services; such as social-networking sites , wikis , blogs , and tagging /indexing.
  • We have gone from passive to active communication and sharing! “ In 2006, Time magazine chose the millions of anonymous contributors of user-generated content to Wikipedia, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Second Life, the Linux operating system, and other providers, as Person of the Year, personified simply as You .” - Lev Grossman
  • Social networking
    • Idea: access/create a “community” for school, work, family, or friends.
    • Goal: to connect people with similar needs and interests for the good of all involved.
    • Options: temporary or permanent, invite only or open, professional (Linkedin) or social (Facebook), etc…
  • What is a blog?
    • “ Blog is short for weblog. A weblog is a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption .” /glossary  
    • To learn more about and create your own blog, start here at Blogger: http://
  • One example
  • A blog for you…
    • Login: medstart08
    • Password: Wildcat!
  • What is a Wiki?
    • A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content.
    • Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.
    • The collaborative encyclopedia, Wikipedia , is one of the best-known wikis.
  • A few more tips…
    • Use RSS feeds to monitor blogs, news, etc…
    • Google Documents
      • write and edit collaboratively
    • Google Health
      • store/organize health information/records online
    • Social Bookmarking:
      • http://
      • http://
    • Use authoritative websites to find quality health information!
    • If you use Google, use Advanced search or Google Scholar to narrow/widen your scope.
    • Remember that .gov, .edu, and .org sites are good indicators of the quality and reliability of website content.
    • Also look for these areas on all websites: an “About” page, a “last updated” date, a list of sponsors/authors/advisors, and a statement of purpose.
    • You can use Google to find images or videos about topics as well as written information. Don’t forget to cite what you use.
    Key Points to Remember
    • Did we forget anything?
    • Any lingering questions or confusion?
    • Other?
    • Jacque Doyle
    • [email_address]
    • 602-827-2031
    • Lindsey Greene
    • [email_address]
    • 602-827-2062
    Thank you...