Specialized Health
Science Databases
(PubMed and Cochrane)
Kristy Padron, MLIS
FAU Libraries
Session Goals
Nursing students will be able to…
…utilize specialized health science
databases to find articles related to ...
The FAU Libraries Online
Available at http://www.fau.edu/library.
The FAU Libraries Online
Log on to EZproxy/Off Campus Connect.
• Authenticates users
off campus for access
to licensed or
...
The FAU Libraries Online
Off Campus
Connect/EZproxy:
• Log on using your
Owl Card Number
and then
Verification
Number as
i...
The FAU Libraries Online
PubMed
• A major index of health science
publications.
• Includes fields of medicine, nursing,
he...
The FAU Libraries Online
Directions:
1. If off-campus, log
onto Off Campus
Connect/EZproxy.
2. At the Libraries’
home page...
The FAU Libraries Online :
PubMed
3. Select the
letter “P” on
the
“Electronic
Collection”
page.
The FAU Libraries Online :
PubMed
4. Scroll down the next page until
you see a link to
“PubMed/MEDLINE,” and then
select i...
The FAU Libraries Online :
PubMed
5. This will take you to PubMed’s search
page.
Begin
Search
The FAU Libraries Online :
PubMed
List of
Results.
Limiters.
The FAU Libraries Online :
PubMed
Select title
for more
detailed
article
information
and links to
its full text.
The FAU Libraries Online :
PubMed
Article
Citation.
Abstract
of Article.
An additional
window will open.
‘Full Text’
indicates where
the full article can
be found. Select
“Article” where
indicate...
Getting to a Full Text Article
• Use “Find it @ FAU” link to access full-text
articles.
• Select “PDF/Full-Text” link to s...
The FAU Libraries Online :
The Cochrane Library
(aka Cochrane Database
of Systematic Reviews)
• Systematic reviews: exhaus...
The FAU Libraries Online :
The Cochrane Library
Systematic Reviews:
• Multiple studies are reviewed and findings are
summa...
The FAU Libraries Online :
The Cochrane Library
Meta analysis:
• Data from multiple studies are combined and then
statisti...
Go to the database following the same directions as PubMed,
except select “C” and then “The Cochrane Library” on the datab...
The FAU Libraries Online :
The Cochrane Library
Three ways to search:
1. Basic search.
2. Advanced Search.
3. Browse by To...
The FAU Libraries Online :
The Cochrane Library
List of
results.
Select a title
article link
for
additional
information.
T...
The FAU Libraries Online :
The Cochrane Library
Information
about the
article:
Author and
publication
information.
Abstrac...
The FAU Libraries Online :
The Cochrane Library
View of Full
Article (PDF).
Full article
includes
complete analysis
of eac...
The FAU Libraries Online :
The Cochrane Library
Full Article.
Use the
icons to
navigate the
page and for
other
features
(P...
Nursing Websites
In addition to indexes & databases, many nursing
organizations communicate their activities, research
and...
Nursing Websites
Government Agencies
The U.S. government is the largest
publisher in the world. Its many agencies
publish ...
Nursing Websites
Part of being a lifelong
learner is more than
informing your
practice…
…it’s also to support
consumer hea...
Assistance
• Reference Desk
• Ask a Librarian
http://www.askalibrarian.org/fau
• Tutorials & Webcasts:
Nursing Tutorial -
...
Good luck this semester!
Kristy Padron, MLIS
FAU Libraries
kpadron@fau.edu
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PubMed, Cochrane Library & Nursing Web Sites

  1. 1. Specialized Health Science Databases (PubMed and Cochrane) Kristy Padron, MLIS FAU Libraries
  2. 2. Session Goals Nursing students will be able to… …utilize specialized health science databases to find articles related to his or her chosen topic. …identify the characteristics of systematic reviews. …locate professional websites with nursing and healthcare information.
  3. 3. The FAU Libraries Online Available at http://www.fau.edu/library.
  4. 4. The FAU Libraries Online Log on to EZproxy/Off Campus Connect. • Authenticates users off campus for access to licensed or subscription-based FAU library resources. • Select link to log on. EZproxy
  5. 5. The FAU Libraries Online Off Campus Connect/EZproxy: • Log on using your Owl Card Number and then Verification Number as indicated. • Successful  log-in indicated
  6. 6. The FAU Libraries Online PubMed • A major index of health science publications. • Includes fields of medicine, nursing, heath care systems and preclinical sciences. • Created by the National Library of Medicine. • No direct cost to user to see citations. • This resource communicates with FAU library resources for additional access to journals and articles. Specialized Health Science Databases
  7. 7. The FAU Libraries Online Directions: 1. If off-campus, log onto Off Campus Connect/EZproxy. 2. At the Libraries’ home page, select “Indexes/Databases.” Indexes/ Databases Specialized Health Science Databases
  8. 8. The FAU Libraries Online : PubMed 3. Select the letter “P” on the “Electronic Collection” page.
  9. 9. The FAU Libraries Online : PubMed 4. Scroll down the next page until you see a link to “PubMed/MEDLINE,” and then select it.
  10. 10. The FAU Libraries Online : PubMed 5. This will take you to PubMed’s search page. Begin Search
  11. 11. The FAU Libraries Online : PubMed List of Results. Limiters.
  12. 12. The FAU Libraries Online : PubMed Select title for more detailed article information and links to its full text.
  13. 13. The FAU Libraries Online : PubMed Article Citation. Abstract of Article.
  14. 14. An additional window will open. ‘Full Text’ indicates where the full article can be found. Select “Article” where indicated to get to the article. If full text is not available, search the FAU Catalog to search for a print/paper version. The FAU Libraries Online : PubMed
  15. 15. Getting to a Full Text Article • Use “Find it @ FAU” link to access full-text articles. • Select “PDF/Full-Text” link to see a full article. • Some articles are not available online (we may not subscribe to a particular journal, or it is not freely available anywhere else). • Use Interlibrary Loan to receive an article that is not available through the FAU Libraries. The FAU Libraries Online : PubMed
  16. 16. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library (aka Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) • Systematic reviews: exhaustive summary of literature relevant to a health care topic. • Meta analysis: Various studies are reviewed and (statistically) combined to increase the power of the findings of studies. • Studies are selected based on specific criteria (hypothesis, methodology). • Results are meant to inform practice.
  17. 17. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library Systematic Reviews: • Multiple studies are reviewed and findings are summarized. Study #1 Study #2 Systematic Review: Combined Data from Studies #1 – 3 And Summary
  18. 18. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library Meta analysis: • Data from multiple studies are combined and then statistically analyzed. • Conclusions are based on statistical results. Study #1 and Data Study #2 and Data Meta analysis: Combined Data from Studies #1 – 3 And Conclusions
  19. 19. Go to the database following the same directions as PubMed, except select “C” and then “The Cochrane Library” on the database pages. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library
  20. 20. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library Three ways to search: 1. Basic search. 2. Advanced Search. 3. Browse by Topics. Urinary Catheters
  21. 21. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library List of results. Select a title article link for additional information. The colored boxes indicate the type of document (Methodology, Diagnosis, Review, etc.).
  22. 22. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library Information about the article: Author and publication information. Abstract Links to Full Text. Additional Features (export citation, e- mail link, etc.).
  23. 23. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library View of Full Article (PDF). Full article includes complete analysis of each reviewed study. Standard has the complete report without analysis of each reviewed study.
  24. 24. The FAU Libraries Online : The Cochrane Library Full Article. Use the icons to navigate the page and for other features (Print, Save).
  25. 25. Nursing Websites In addition to indexes & databases, many nursing organizations communicate their activities, research and information through their websites. Sometimes an institution may have limited or no access to expensive indexes and databases. • Many nursing and health care professionals utilize these sites for information because they are usually free. • Most PubMed users are outside the U.S. and benefit from the information available (developing countries).
  26. 26. Nursing Websites Government Agencies The U.S. government is the largest publisher in the world. Its many agencies publish their activities, data and research. – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/ – Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epcix.htm – Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov – Healthfinder: http://healthfinder.gov
  27. 27. Nursing Websites Part of being a lifelong learner is more than informing your practice… …it’s also to support consumer health! Your patients also need good health information!
  28. 28. Assistance • Reference Desk • Ask a Librarian http://www.askalibrarian.org/fau • Tutorials & Webcasts: Nursing Tutorial - http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/ref/ nursing.htm • Individual Research Consultations Additional information is available at http://www.library.fau.edu/depts /ref/refdept.htm
  29. 29. Good luck this semester! Kristy Padron, MLIS FAU Libraries kpadron@fau.edu
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