LIBRARY RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:        AN INTRODUCTION TO USING WESTERN LIBRARY                      RESOURCES AND M...
OVERVIEW Library website overview Where to start     Types of research studies     Level of evidence hierarchy     Ty...
WESTERN LIBRARIES ACCESS                                             m.lib.uwo.ca                                         ...
FROM PROGRAM GUIDE PAGES OR DATABASES PAGE                                 Bookmark PubMed from here           Bookmark Go...
TYPES OF MEDICAL QUESTIONS    Therapy          Comparing interventions    Prevention       How to reduce risk    Diagnosis...
TYPES OF RESEARCH STUDIES                                                      Therapy                 RCTSystematic Revie...
EVIDENCE HIERARCHY                                                                                         Trip           ...
CLINICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES•   Unfiltered medical information sources     Article databases (PubMed, AMED      , EMBAS...
CLINICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES•   Filtered medical information sources (POC tools)     DynaMed     ACP Pier     Essenti...
MORE ON DATABASES   Environmental Health topic     EMBASE     Health Canada: Environmental and Workplace Health     We...
GREY LITERATURE     Guidelines and Policies     Theses and Dissertation     Conference processing     Organization for...
OTHER INFORMATION TOOLS   Search engines        Google        Google Scholar        Pubget        Trip databse   Mul...
•You heard about recent research article entitled: “Clinical andBiomarker Changes in Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Dise...
 Use Trip Database Search for Alzheimer’s Disease AND Biomarker Limit to highest level of evidence Share your Result
SUMMARY SO FAR Identifying question types Identifying studies that best answer your question Searching down the levels ...
WESTERN LIBRARIES OFF-CAMPUS        ACCESSOption A:                  Option B:Log in at www.lib.uwo.ca   Use the EZ Proxy ...
HOW WOULD YOU GET THE PDF?Frazier CA. (1976). Asthma, ephedrine, and Olympic  eligibility. JAMA. Dec 27;236(26):2942. PMID...
   Once logged in to the proxy server,       look for the term ‘proxy’ in the URL address of your browser       look fo...
LIBRARY TO GO   Web-enable vs. Mobile    Apps                                      m.lib.uwo.ca   Recommended tools for ...
SOME NOTES   DynaMed      Offline access      Obtain serial number      Skypscape   ePocrates      http://www.epocra...
QUESTIONS     Need library related assistance?   Please don’t hesitate to contact me:         Nazi Torabi    519-661-2111 ...
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  1. 1. LIBRARY RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: AN INTRODUCTION TO USING WESTERN LIBRARY RESOURCES AND MOBILE APPSNazi Torabintorabi at uwo.caResearch & Instructional Librarian (Medical Sciences Librarian)Allyn & Betty Taylor LibrarySeptember 12, 2012
  2. 2. OVERVIEW Library website overview Where to start  Types of research studies  Level of evidence hierarchy  Types of information resources  Medical Literature and databases  Point-of-Care tools (POC)  Grey literature  and more Retrieving PDFs Campus vs. Off-Campus Access Recommended Tools for Mobile Devices
  3. 3. WESTERN LIBRARIES ACCESS m.lib.uwo.ca AccessMedicine ACP Pier Cochrane Library Diagnosarus Dynamed ePocrates Rx Essential AccessMedicine Evidence Plus http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ https://m.lib.uwo.ca/
  4. 4. FROM PROGRAM GUIDE PAGES OR DATABASES PAGE Bookmark PubMed from here Bookmark Google Scholar from here
  5. 5. TYPES OF MEDICAL QUESTIONS Therapy Comparing interventions Prevention How to reduce risk Diagnosis How accurate a diagnostic test is Prognosis Likely outcome, progression or survival Etiology/Harm Caused of this condition Cost Analysis Economic analysis Quality of Life Quality of Life
  6. 6. TYPES OF RESEARCH STUDIES Therapy RCTSystematic Review or Meta Analysis when available RCT > Cohort Study > Case Prevention Control Diagnosis Prospective, blind controlled trial comparison to gold standard Prognosis Cohort Study > Case Control > Case Series/Case Report Etiology/Harm RCT > Cohort Study > Case Control Cost Analysis Economic analysis Quality of Life Qualitative studies Adapted form : http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biomed/services.htmld/EBP_docs/clin_question_worksheet.pdf
  7. 7. EVIDENCE HIERARCHY Trip Database •Cochran Library •DARE •Pubmed•Essential Evidence Plus•National Guideline Clearinghouse•ACP PIER•etc •ACP Journal Club •Pubmed •EMBASE •Scopus •etc /Research peer-reviewed articles Diagram from : http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Evidence-based_health_care
  8. 8. CLINICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES• Unfiltered medical information sources  Article databases (PubMed, AMED , EMBASE, PsycINFO, SCOPUS)Pick the right database based on Subject coverage Update frequency Publication type Language covered Index termshttp://www.lib.uwo.ca/files/taylor/Databases.pdf
  9. 9. CLINICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES• Filtered medical information sources (POC tools)  DynaMed  ACP Pier  Essential Evidence Plus  UpToDate  e-CPS  Drug Information
  10. 10. MORE ON DATABASES Environmental Health topic  EMBASE  Health Canada: Environmental and Workplace Health  Western Library guide Psychology  PsycINFO  Other psychology databases Health Economy or via Cochrane  NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED)  Health Technology Assessment (HTA) } Library
  11. 11. GREY LITERATURE  Guidelines and Policies  Theses and Dissertation  Conference processing  Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  Canadian Medical Association CPG Infobase  Greynet International http://greynet.org/  OpenGrey  OpenSIGLE: System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe  New York Academy of Medicines Current Grey Lit Report http://www.greylit.org/
  12. 12. OTHER INFORMATION TOOLS Search engines  Google  Google Scholar  Pubget  Trip databse Multimedia resource collection  Anatomy TV  SMART imagebase  AccessMedicine (select Multimedia)  Henry Stewart Talks  NEJM Videos in Clinical Medicine  Springer protocols Evaluation  Faculty of 1000 (F1000) Citation track and report  Journal Citation Report (JCR)  Google Scholar  Scopus  Web of Science
  13. 13. •You heard about recent research article entitled: “Clinical andBiomarker Changes in Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease”•Use Pubget and retrieve this article
  14. 14.  Use Trip Database Search for Alzheimer’s Disease AND Biomarker Limit to highest level of evidence Share your Result
  15. 15. SUMMARY SO FAR Identifying question types Identifying studies that best answer your question Searching down the levels of evidence Picking the right source of information
  16. 16. WESTERN LIBRARIES OFF-CAMPUS ACCESSOption A: Option B:Log in at www.lib.uwo.ca Use the EZ Proxy button o Visit https://www.lib.uwo.ca/offcampus/rem ote.shtml#button o Follow the instruction to install the EZProxy button for your browser
  17. 17. HOW WOULD YOU GET THE PDF?Frazier CA. (1976). Asthma, ephedrine, and Olympic eligibility. JAMA. Dec 27;236(26):2942. PMID: 1036551
  18. 18.  Once logged in to the proxy server,  look for the term ‘proxy’ in the URL address of your browser  look for the “Get it @ Western” button
  19. 19. LIBRARY TO GO Web-enable vs. Mobile Apps m.lib.uwo.ca Recommended tools for mobile devices AccessMedicine ACP Pier  http://www.lib.uwo.ca/pr Cochrane ograms/clinicaloutreach/g Library Diagnosarus uidetohandhelddevices.ht Dynamed ePocrates Rx ml Essential AccessMedicine Evidence Plus
  20. 20. SOME NOTES DynaMed  Offline access  Obtain serial number  Skypscape ePocrates  http://www.epocrates.com/iphonetips?ICID=home_hero_ tipsAndTricks Lexi-Comp via hospitals Five steps to buying medical apps on the App Store  http://www.imedicalapps.com/2012/07/buying-medical- apps-app-store/ CNET Reviews - Handheld Buying Guide HandHeld reviews and news
  21. 21. QUESTIONS Need library related assistance? Please don’t hesitate to contact me: Nazi Torabi 519-661-2111 x88992 ntorabi at uwo.ca

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