PubMed (AUSP) 2008
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

PubMed (AUSP) 2008



Library instruction class for the College of Audiology/Speech Pathology, Fall Semester 2008

Library instruction class for the College of Audiology/Speech Pathology, Fall Semester 2008



Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



0 Embeds 0

No embeds


Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

CC Attribution-NonCommercial LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial License

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    PubMed (AUSP) 2008 PubMed (AUSP) 2008 Presentation Transcript

    • PubMed and Other Databases: Audiology/Speech Pathology Kay Cunningham Electronic Resources Librarian Revised: October 20, 2008
    • From All Databases A-Z list
      • PubMed —medicine, indexes journal articles, 1950-present
      • PubMed Central —medicine, archives free life science journals, dates vary
      • Entrez —life sciences, metasearches all NCBI databases, dates vary
      • CINAHL —nursing/allied health, indexes journals, books, chapters, with fulltext aggregations, 1982-present
      • Dissertation Abstracts-- multidisciplinary, indexes and abstracts dissertations (and some theses) in all subjects, 1861- , with abstracts, 1980-present
      • ERIC —education, indexes journals, books, chapters, with fulltext ERIC documents (not journals), 1966-present
      • Nursing and Allied Health Collection —aggregates fulltext of selected journals, dates vary
      • PsycInfo —indexes journals, books, chapters, 1806-present
      • PsycArticles —archives APA journals in fulltext, 1985-present
      • ScienceDirect —archives Elsevier journals in fulltext, 1995-present
      • Web of Knowledge—ISI Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Report
      • WorldCat —union catalog of library holdings (books, dissertations, serials by title), dates vary
    • Why PubMed? (And not MEDLINE)
      • PubMed contains ALL that’s in MEDLINE, but MEDLINE does not contain all that’s in PubMed
      • In addition to MEDLINE, PubMed provides
        • “ In Process” articles—the most recent 30 days
        • Publisher-supplied indexing from selectively-indexed titles—both current and historic
        • Out-of-scope articles
        • “ Old” MedLine (pre-1966) articles
        • A Clinical filter
        • Interconnectedness with other NCBI databases
    • PubMed —Main page
    • Details tab Even though you only typed “swallowing disorders,” PubMed automatically searches the relevant MeSH term along with your text words. In addition non-MeSH terms are searched both as words and as phrases.
    • Results list
    • Results List: changing from the Summary View Click on the drop-down arrow next to Display Summary and choose the relevant display. Abstract provides the abstracts; AbstractPlus, abstracts and supplemental material.
    • AbstractPlus display The AbstractPlus View provides links to related articles, links to results in other NCBI databases, links to the publisher site (fulltext is available if the institution has a subscription, and—if you have registered with NCBI—the holdings of the medical library(s) of your choice, in this case UTMemphis.
    • Basic Search Tips
      • Authors—last name first, at least one initial, no punctuation
        • Example: Studebaker GA
      • Subject/keyword concepts—string in words, no Boolean connectors
        • Example: dysphasia children treatment
      (("aphasia"[TIAB] NOT Medline[SB]) OR "aphasia"[MeSH Terms] OR dysphasia[Text Word]) AND (("child"[TIAB] NOT Medline[SB]) OR "child"[MeSH Terms] OR children[Text Word]) AND ("therapy"[Subheading] OR ("therapeutics"[TIAB] NOT Medline[SB]) OR "therapeutics"[MeSH Terms] OR treatment[Text Word]) TRANSLATION=
    • Advanced Search Filters
      • PubMed Services (see Blue Sidebar)
        • Journals Database
        • MeSH Database
        • Single Citation Matcher
        • Clinical Queries
    • Journals
      • Use the Journal Database to search for journals by title
        • Abbreviate
          • J Med Ethics
        • or Spell Out
          • Journal of Medical Ethics
    • MeSH (Medline Subject Headings) Note suggestions, subheadings, entry terms, and the broader and narrower terms of the Tree.
    • Single Citation Matcher
      • Use to verify a partial reference
      • Mix and match bibliographic elements
        • Author (as first or last)
        • Year (month/day optional)
        • Volume
        • Issue
        • Title words
        • Start page
    • Clinical Queries Use the Clinical Queries filter to limit searches to the areas of etiology, diagnosis, therapy, or prognosis
    • Advanced Search Tips
      • Limits
      • Preview/Index
      • History
    • Limits Limit by language, gender, type of article, age of subject, human or animal, date, availability of abstract, availability of free full text, etc.
    • Preview/Index—Index Use CTRL-Click to select more than one item in the Index. Click AND to add the selections to the Search Box.
    • Index Search Fields
      • All fields are indexed and can be searched using the Preview/Index list
        • Affiliation
        • Grant Number
        • Text word (use this if you want to search specific phrases that are not MeSH terms)
    • History
      • Automatically maintained on your computer for 8 hours—even if you close the browser
        • Searches can be saved permanently in My NCBI
      • Use to combine searches
        • AND, OR, NOT
          • #2 AND #3
          • #5 OR #6 OR #7
          • #8 NOT #4
      Here we combine the search on “electrophysiology” with all variations on “central processing” found in the Index.
    • New History Features—Recent Activity The Recent Activity box provides easy access to earlier searches. Click on a link to go back to a search.
    • Some Tips to Remember
      • Speed up things by conducting searches from History or from Preview/Index
        • You’ll see the number of results without having to wait for pages to load
      • To exclude items (NOT), use the History. First search on the concept you want (#1), then on the concept you don’t want (#2), then
        • #1 NOT #2
    • Other aspects of PubMed to be aware of…
    • Interconnectedness
      • PubMed automatically connects to other NCBI databases
      • Make these connections by
        • Changing the Display, from Summary to whatever
        • Clicking the Links (to the right side of the screen in both Summary and Abstract views)
        • Going to Entrez and cross-searching the entire range of NCBI resources
    • Entrez: NCBI’s metasearcher
    • PubMed Central
      • All articles in PMC are free, but
      • Only some journals are represented
      • Publishers may deposit journals in PMC, with or without allowing immediate access; some are embargo’d
      • Researchers using NIH funding deposit MS versions of their articles in PMC
      • It is not necessary to search PMC and PubMed separately; all items in PMC will be retrieved in a PubMed search
    • BookShelf
      • Search directly through the Bookshelf
      • OR
      • Activate book links in PubMed abstracts (the linked words in the activated abstracts are automatically run as searches in the Bookshelf collection)
    • OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man --fulltext summaries of genetic disorders
    • My NCBI—Registration and Personalization
      • Save complex searches to run later
      • Schedule automatic updates for saved searches
      • Set up to 5 permanent filters or limits (English language only, review articles, etc.)
      • Show holdings from selected medical libraries, like UT or Vanderbilt
      • Save citations
    • My NCBI If you use the same computer for your searches, you can stay permanently logged-in to My NCBI.
    • Be Aware
      • PubMed’s open access nature makes it free to all and available through any Internet connection. Because of this, the UofM (as a non-medical library) cannot make modifications to the interface to show its holdings or make it interconnect with other UofM licensed databases (like CINAHL, or PsycInfo).