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  • Understand the purpose and content of PubMedBe familiar with PubMed’s special features: “Related Articles”, “Journal Links to Full Text”, MyNCBI and others
  • Information from over 1,350 organizations46 languages in multiple language collection Health Topics pages: Reviewed at least every six months. We add new links every day.News: Updated dailyRest of content updates range from monthly to annually
  • Over 800 Health Topics pages in English (over 700 of these are also available in Spanish)
  • PubMed and MedlinePlus

    1. 1. Finding the info you need<br />The National Network of Libraries of Medicine<br />Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library<br />John Bramble, MLIS<br />Mary Youngkin, MLS<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />PubMed<br />MedlinePlus<br />Eccles Library & the National Library of Medicine<br />
    3. 3. Objectives<br />Purpose and content <br />Updates and changes <br />Basic search and navigation<br />Special features<br />Role of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and support network<br />
    4. 4. PubMed Intro / Update<br />Mary Youngkin<br />maryy@lib.med.utah.edu<br />reference@lib.med.utah.edu<br />801-581-5534 or toll-free 866-581-5534<br />
    5. 5. MEDLINE<br />The world’s largest biomedical database<br />Over 5,000 journals indexed, with worldwide coverage<br />Covers all aspects of biosciences and healthcare<br />16+ million journal citations, 1947 to present<br />90% are in English ; 79% have abstractsThe primary component of PubMed<br />Indexed with MeSH <br />
    6. 6. So What Is PubMed?<br />PubMed = search engine for MEDLINE<br />Produced by NCBI<br />National Center for Biotechnology Information, part of NLM<br />Free access worldwide via the Web<br />
    7. 7. What Is MeSH?<br />MeSH – Medical Subject Headings<br />Controlled vocabulary terms<br />Hierarchical structure from broad to specific<br />PubMed translates common terms to MeSH terms<br />Breast cancer = Breast neoplasms<br />Middle ear infections = Otitis Media<br />Heart attack = Myocardial Infarction<br />
    8. 8. Via the Eccles Library page: http://library.med.utah.edu<br />-Shows you when Eccles owns fulltext<br />Directly at: http://pubmed.gov<br />Accessing PubMed<br />
    9. 9. http://library.med.utah.edu<br />
    10. 10. Query Box aka Search Box<br />Advanced search & Limits<br />
    11. 11. Searching PubMed<br />Let’s use this search:<br />What’s the evidence for the use of beta blockers to prevent atrial fibrillation after bypass surgery<br />
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    14. 14. Related Articles<br />Indexing terms<br />
    15. 15. MeSH Heading / Subheading<br />
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    18. 18. Automatic Term Mapping<br />“Beta blockers” is automatically translated into:<br />("adrenergic beta-antagonists"[MeSH Terms] OR ("adrenergic"[All Fields] AND "beta-antagonists"[All Fields]) OR "adrenergic beta-antagonists"[All Fields] OR ("beta"[All Fields] AND "blockers"[All Fields]) OR "beta blockers"[All Fields] OR "adrenergic beta-antagonists"[Pharmacological Action]) <br />
    19. 19. Limits<br />Language<br />Date of Publication<br />Age groups, gender<br />Human, animal<br />Randomized controlled trial<br />Practice Guideline, Reviews<br />Subsets: Eg: PubMed Central (FREE Fulltext)<br />
    20. 20. Limits<br />
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    24. 24. Other Ways To Limit Your Search<br />Add additional or more specific terms to query box<br />Use the MeSH database to select MeSH Headings and subheadings <br />Use Boolean Connectors<br />AND, OR, NOT<br />Limit to words in titles or phrases in quotes<br />
    25. 25. Advanced Search<br />
    26. 26. Search History<br />MeSH Database<br />
    27. 27. Send to Search box with “and”<br />
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    31. 31. Search PubMed<br />
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    35. 35. Working with Results<br />Display Settings<br />other formats, such as Abstract or MEDLINE <br />Send to<br />clipboard, save to file, e-mail, order documents, save documents in your MyNCBI account<br />
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    40. 40. Savings Searches in My NCBI<br />
    41. 41. This PubMed feature allows you to save:<br />Search strategies & automatic email updates<br />Citations to collections<br />Custom filters<br />and more…<br />
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    43. 43. Saved Searches<br />After you sign in, the Save Search box displays. <br />1) Enter a name for your search (something meaningful), <br />2) click Yes or No for automatic e-mail updates and <br />3) click OK after you have made your selections. <br />
    44. 44. What you really want to know…<br />How do I get fulltext of the articles???<br />????<br />
    45. 45. How do I get fulltext???<br />PubMed links to articles on publisher sites<br />Icons indicate online access <br />Most access is subscription or membership based $$$<br />You, your institution, Eccles Lib @ $900K per yr<br />Some publishers make articles “free after…”<br />Open Access journals<br />Content in PubMed Central<br />NIH Public Access Policy<br />
    46. 46. But how do I get fulltext of the articles???<br />Google the article and hope the author has put it up on his own website<br />the dreaded Pay-per-view<br />OR…<br />
    47. 47. Eccles Interlibrary Loan Servicehttp://library.med.utah.edu/or/requests.php<br />NLM’s Loansome Doc Ordering System<br />Full-text from a library<br />For more information ask your librarian or go to: <br />www.nlm.nih.gov/loansomedoc/loansome_home.html<br />Or <br />http://tinyurl.com/loansomedoc<br />
    48. 48. MedlinePlus<br />John Bramble<br />jbramble@lib.med.utah.edu<br />801-585-5743 or toll-free 866-581-5534<br />
    49. 49. MedlinePlus<br />NLM’s consumer health information website<br />www.medlineplus.gov<br />Current and authoritative information from government agencies & health organizations<br />18,000+ links to reliable health information <br />Available in English & Spanish<br />Selected resources in 40+ languages<br />Web & mobile format<br />
    50. 50. MedlinePlus<br />Contains resources and links to:<br />Over 800 health topics<br />Information on drugs, herbs, & supplements<br />Medical encyclopedia & dictionary<br />Current health news<br />Interactive tutorials & surgery videos<br />Healthcare directories<br />Consumer health libraries & organizations providing health information<br />
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    68. 68. Additional Resources<br />The National Library of Medicine<br />www.nlm.nih.gov<br />1-888-FINDNLM (1-888-346-3656) <br />custserv@nlm.nih.gov<br />Your own librarian!<br />Eccles Library http://library.med.utah.edu<br />reference@lib.med.utah.edu<br />866-581-5534<br />
    69. 69. QUESTIONS?<br />

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