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  • PubMed is a database service of the National Library of Medicine that cites articles from MEDLINE and life science journals.

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  • PubMed National Library of Medicine (including MEDLINE and life science journals)
  • Permission Permission from The National Library of Medicine to use screen prints from PubMed is gratefully acknowledged by the Shreveport Nursing Library, NSU Libraries, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1/26/2005.
  • To access notes for slides
    • Permission is granted to NSU faculty and students to teach from this PowerPoint slide show, including the notes, which may be edited or used verbatim.
    • To access the notes, you must have MS PowerPoint installed on your PC:
    • Go to the “Shreveport Nursing” page
    • Click “Online Tutorials”
    • Click “PubMed PowerPoint”
    • Click “File”
    • Click “Save As” and save to a floppy or to your hard drive
    • Open the PowerPoint slide show from your floppy or hard drive
    • Click “View”
    • Click “Notes Page” (and then you will be able to edit if you wish)
  • Class Outcomes for PubMed
    • Be able to identify full-text icons
    • Be able to use official subject terms
    • Be able to limit and expand searches
    • Be able to use Boolean operators
    • Be able to locate PubMed tutorials
  • Outcomes cont’d
    • Be able to truncate and search for phrases
    • Be able to combine and review searches
    • Be able to search for journal titles using the NSU Journal List
    • Be able to use Library Catalog to determine print holdings
  • Click “Library”
  • Click “Shreveport Nursing”
  • Click “Nursing Databases”
  • Drag Down and Click on “PubMed”
  • Full-text Icons Orange / green banner - electronic full text available from PubMed Central Green banner – electronic full text from others
  • Click “MeSH Database”
  • Notice the links to tutorials
  • Type your search term in the “for” box, and click GO
  • Click “Radiologic technology”
  • Checkmark the definition, and then, click the “ Send to ” button
  • Notice our MeSH term in the “Search PubMed” box and the definition. Then click “Search PubMed.”
  • Click “ Go ” and we retrieve 12164 PubMed hits.
  • Drop-down to MeSH and type “patient care” in the “for” box
  • Checkmark the MeSH term, then the “ Send to ” button.
  • Click “Search PubMed”
  • Notice the number of hits: 91. Click “ Limits .”
  • Limit to “English” and “Humans.” Click “Go.”
  • Notice the no. of hits: 67. Notice that limits now display.
  • Type in “1999” and “2005” and click “Go”
  • No. of hits: 24. No. of pages: 2.
  • Click on the green icon
  • Click on the provider’s icon
  • Drag down to read full-text or click “ Full Text (PDF)”
  • Here’s the PDF version
  • Notice the journal abbreviations
  • “ Copy” the journal abbreviation. Then, click “ Journals Database .”
  • “ Paste” the abbreviation in the “for” box. Then, click “Go.”
  • Print the screen or write down the journal name and ISSN
  • Click on “NSU Journal List”
  • Copy and paste the journal title into the “Find” box. Click “Search.”
  • Click “Search Your Catalog” for the print holdings
  • We need V.25, No. 1 (Jan./Feb. 2003) of Radiology Management
  • Look for the Holdings: V.25, No. 1 (Jan./Feb. 2003)
  • Limit to “only items with abstracts”
  • Click the author’s name to get to the abstract.
  • Click on “Related Articles” for similar material
  • No. of “Related Articles”: 699
  • Click “Links” to link to print holdings of other libraries
  • Drop-down to “LinkOut”
  • Click on “Libraries”
  • Click on “N” for Northwestern
  • Click on the “Print Collection” link for Northwestern
  • Compare the citation to the holdings statement
  • Note the complete holdings statement
  • Keyword Searching We need it, too!
  • Click “Help”
  • Click “Phrase Searches”
  • Beware of using “double quotes” for Phrase Searches “ Radiologic Technician” – 48 hits Radiologic Technician – 48 hits But “ Radiologic Technicians” – 81 hits Radiologic Technicians – 8 hits
  • Beware of Truncation: *
    • Use the asterisk * to replace letters in a term:
    • Radiologic Technicians OR Radiologic Technician – 124 hits
    • Radiologic technicians – 81 hits
    • Radiologic technician – 48 hits
    • Radiologic technician* – 8 hits [the * turns off term mapping and explosion of MeSh term]
  • Click “History”
  • Use Search #’s to Combine Searches and Set Limits
  • No items found? Click on a suggestion.
  • At bottom of screen, we see MeSH terms and Definitions. Click MeSH term for MeSH sub-headings.
  • Checkmark subheadings
  • No. of hits: 1688
  • 1688 hits to 12,167 hits
  • Limit to Major Topics and No Explosions
  • 1032 hits vs. 1688 hits
  • Combine 3 searches: 170 hits
  • No. of hits: 16
  • Major Points
    • Look for the full-text icons (electronic or print)
    • Use the MeSH database for official terms, subheadings, and restrictions
    • Use the tutorials in PubMed to become an “expert” searcher
    • Use the “Limits” button to narrow search (decrease the number of hits)
  • Major Points, cont’d
    • Use the “Journals” database to get the complete journal title and ISSN
    • Search the “NSU Journal List” for the complete journal title to get to full-text articles
    • Compare citation to Library Catalog print holdings statement for print journals
  • Major Points cont’d
    • Click on PubMed’s “Help” button to learn about truncation, phrase searching, and more!
    • Be aware that “double quotes” and the asterisk * can retrieve different hits!
    • Use the “History” button to combine and review searches
    • Capitalize Boolean operators, AND, OR, NOT
    • “ Explode” terms to increase or broaden the search