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

    1. 1. PubMed National Library of Medicine (including MEDLINE and life science journals)
    2. 2. 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.
    3. 3. To access notes for slides <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>To access the notes, you must have MS PowerPoint installed on your PC: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the “Shreveport Nursing” page </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Online Tutorials” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “PubMed PowerPoint” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “File” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Save As” and save to a floppy or to your hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>Open the PowerPoint slide show from your floppy or hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>Click “View” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Notes Page” (and then you will be able to edit if you wish) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Class Outcomes for PubMed <ul><li>Be able to identify full-text icons </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to use official subject terms </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to limit and expand searches </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to use Boolean operators </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to locate PubMed tutorials </li></ul>
    5. 5. Outcomes cont’d <ul><li>Be able to truncate and search for phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to combine and review searches </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to search for journal titles using the NSU Journal List </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to use Library Catalog to determine print holdings </li></ul>
    6. 6. Click “Library”
    7. 7. Click “Shreveport Nursing”
    8. 8. Click “Nursing Databases”
    9. 9. Drag Down and Click on “PubMed”
    10. 10. Full-text Icons Orange / green banner - electronic full text available from PubMed Central Green banner – electronic full text from others
    11. 11. Click “MeSH Database”
    12. 12. Notice the links to tutorials
    13. 13. Type your search term in the “for” box, and click GO
    14. 14. Click “Radiologic technology”
    15. 15. Checkmark the definition, and then, click the “ Send to ” button
    16. 16. Notice our MeSH term in the “Search PubMed” box and the definition. Then click “Search PubMed.”
    17. 17. Click “ Go ” and we retrieve 12164 PubMed hits.
    18. 18. Drop-down to MeSH and type “patient care” in the “for” box
    19. 19. Checkmark the MeSH term, then the “ Send to ” button.
    20. 20. Click “Search PubMed”
    21. 21. Notice the number of hits: 91. Click “ Limits .”
    22. 22. Limit to “English” and “Humans.” Click “Go.”
    23. 23. Notice the no. of hits: 67. Notice that limits now display.
    24. 24. Type in “1999” and “2005” and click “Go”
    25. 25. No. of hits: 24. No. of pages: 2.
    26. 26. Click on the green icon
    27. 27. Click on the provider’s icon
    28. 28. Drag down to read full-text or click “ Full Text (PDF)”
    29. 29. Here’s the PDF version
    30. 30. Notice the journal abbreviations
    31. 31. “ Copy” the journal abbreviation. Then, click “ Journals Database .”
    32. 32. “ Paste” the abbreviation in the “for” box. Then, click “Go.”
    33. 33. Print the screen or write down the journal name and ISSN
    34. 34. Click on “NSU Journal List”
    35. 35. Copy and paste the journal title into the “Find” box. Click “Search.”
    36. 36. Click “Search Your Catalog” for the print holdings
    37. 37. We need V.25, No. 1 (Jan./Feb. 2003) of Radiology Management
    38. 38. Look for the Holdings: V.25, No. 1 (Jan./Feb. 2003)
    39. 39. Limit to “only items with abstracts”
    40. 40. Click the author’s name to get to the abstract.
    41. 41. Click on “Related Articles” for similar material
    42. 42. No. of “Related Articles”: 699
    43. 43. Click “Links” to link to print holdings of other libraries
    44. 44. Drop-down to “LinkOut”
    45. 45. Click on “Libraries”
    46. 46. Click on “N” for Northwestern
    47. 47. Click on the “Print Collection” link for Northwestern
    48. 48. Compare the citation to the holdings statement
    49. 49. Note the complete holdings statement
    50. 50. Keyword Searching We need it, too!
    51. 51. Click “Help”
    52. 52. Click “Phrase Searches”
    53. 53. 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
    54. 54. Beware of Truncation: * <ul><li>Use the asterisk * to replace letters in a term: </li></ul><ul><li>Radiologic Technicians OR Radiologic Technician – 124 hits </li></ul><ul><li>Radiologic technicians – 81 hits </li></ul><ul><li>Radiologic technician – 48 hits </li></ul><ul><li>Radiologic technician* – 8 hits [the * turns off term mapping and explosion of MeSh term] </li></ul>
    55. 55. Click “History”
    56. 56. Use Search #’s to Combine Searches and Set Limits
    57. 57. No items found? Click on a suggestion.
    58. 58. At bottom of screen, we see MeSH terms and Definitions. Click MeSH term for MeSH sub-headings.
    59. 59. Checkmark subheadings
    60. 60. No. of hits: 1688
    61. 61. 1688 hits to 12,167 hits
    62. 62. Limit to Major Topics and No Explosions
    63. 63. 1032 hits vs. 1688 hits
    64. 64. Combine 3 searches: 170 hits
    65. 65. No. of hits: 16
    66. 66. Major Points <ul><li>Look for the full-text icons (electronic or print) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the MeSH database for official terms, subheadings, and restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Use the tutorials in PubMed to become an “expert” searcher </li></ul><ul><li>Use the “Limits” button to narrow search (decrease the number of hits) </li></ul>
    67. 67. Major Points, cont’d <ul><li>Use the “Journals” database to get the complete journal title and ISSN </li></ul><ul><li>Search the “NSU Journal List” for the complete journal title to get to full-text articles </li></ul><ul><li>Compare citation to Library Catalog print holdings statement for print journals </li></ul>
    68. 68. Major Points cont’d <ul><li>Click on PubMed’s “Help” button to learn about truncation, phrase searching, and more! </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that “double quotes” and the asterisk * can retrieve different hits! </li></ul><ul><li>Use the “History” button to combine and review searches </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize Boolean operators, AND, OR, NOT </li></ul><ul><li>“ Explode” terms to increase or broaden the search </li></ul>