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  • Health Library Resources for HEALTH INFORMATICS: PATH 9100/4100F
    Nazi Torabi
    Research & Instructional Librarian
    Allyn & Betty Taylor Library
    October 13, 2011
    http://www.slideshare.net/ntorabi/
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  • Objectives
    To familiarize you with a variety of medical/health related resources
    Overview of different search strategies
    Addressing your clinical information needs within an Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) framework
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  • Objectives
    To familiarize you with a variety of medical/health related resources
    Databases
    Grey literature resources and search engines
    Consumer Health resources
    Point-of-care tools
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  • Picking the right Database
    Consider the following:
    Subject coverage
    Time span for coverage
    Types of publications
    Overlap in content with other resources
    Frequency of update
    How does the database work (index terms and other features)
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  • For more visit http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/generalmedicine/
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  • What is PubMed?
    • Database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts
    • US National Library of Medicine (NLM)
    • Freely accessible online
    • Over 20 Million Citations
    • Date coverage back to 1950
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  • PubMed
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  • Scopus
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  • A scenario
    What are the most popular types of drinking water treatments in Canadian households? (e.g. Treated water prior to consumption; Used a filter or purifier; Used a filter or purifier on the main supply pipe; ...)
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    Professional Societies and Associations are great sources of information
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  • Covers over 1,800 clinical topic summaries
    Point of care tool
    Updated daily
    Recommendations will be labeled as one of the following:
    Grade A recommendation (consistent high-quality evidence)
    Grade B recommendation (inconsistent or limited evidence)
    Grade C recommendation (lacking direct evidence)
    More info : http://support.ebscohost.com/help/index.php?help_id=271
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  • covers over 8500 topics in 17 medical specialties
    Summaries are a combination of synthesized literature reviews and expert knowledge.
    Point of care tool
    Grade 1 recommendation is a strong recommendation to do (or not do) something
    Grade 2 recommendation is a weaker recommendation, where the risks and benefits are more closely balanced or are more uncertain.
    For more info : http://www.uptodate.com/home/about/policies/editorial_policy.html#recommendations
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  • The TRIP Database is free unified search tool of evidence-based sites such as ACP Journal Club, Bandolier, Cochrane, DARE, Health Technology Assessment, and the National Guideline Clearing House. TRIP is produced by the Centre for Research Support in the UK.
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  • Objectives
    Overview of different search strategies
    Pearl methodology framework (Sandieson, 2006)
    Subject headings
    Citation tracking
    Backward tracking
    Forward tracking
    Hand searching
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  • Sample Search Question: an example
    What is the efficiency of St. John's wort for smoking cessation?
    • St. John's wort
    • Smoking cessation
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  • PubMed
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  • Pearl methodology framework
    Step 1: Choosing a Representative Sample of Articles
    Step 2: Extracting the Relevant Search Keywords
    Step 3: Refining the List of Search Keywords
    Step 4: Validating the Search Keywords
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    (Sandienson, 2011)
  • Searching Using Subject Headings
    http://youtu.be/wlrZPaIDDwg
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  • St John Wort
    SJW
    Saint John's Wort
    hypericum
    Smoking
    Smoking cessation Tobacco use cessation
    Nicotine withdrawal
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  • PubMed
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  • Citation Tracking
    Scopus
    Web of Science
    Google Scholar
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  • Objectives
    Addressing your clinical information needs within an Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) framework
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  • Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
    “EBM is integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values”
    Sackett et al. 2000. Evidence based medicine. How to practice and teach EBM. Second edition. Churchill Livingstone. London
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  • Asking a clinical question
    Research Question (PICO)
    • Patient or Population
    • Intervention; Prognostic Factor; Exposure
    • Comparison
    • Outcome
    • Type of Question
    • Type of Study
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  • Level of Evidence
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  • Filtered Information
    Unfiltered Information
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    • Cochrane Database
    • ACP Journal Club
    • Trip
    • Up To Date
    • DynaMed
    • DARE
    Filtered Information
    • PubMed (MEDLINE)
    • EMBASE
    • PsycInfo
    • Scopus
    • Trip
    Unfiltered Information
    Trip searches for all
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  • For more visit http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/generalmedicine/ under Clinical Tools
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    Drug Resources
  • Some tips on using Google
    Limit your search to a particular domain name
    Use quotations to search for exact phrase
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  • Thank You for Your Attention!
     
    Need library help. Please feel free to contact:
    Nazi Torabi
    519-661-2111 ext 88992
    ntorabi@uwo.ca
    IM a librarian
    https://www.lib.uwo.ca/chat/
    Taylor Service Desk
    519-661-3168
    tayref@uwo.ca
    From your program Guide page
     More online tutorials are available at http://www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials
    Feedback on tutorials : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/taylortutorials
    Chat Available
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