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    Abjs 2008 Veillette Power Searching On The Web Abjs 2008 Veillette Power Searching On The Web Presentation Transcript

    • Power Searching on the Web Top 10 Tips Christian Veillette M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Shoulder & Elbow Reconstructive Surgery University Health Network Deputy Editor, Information and Communication Technology Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Email: orthonet@gmail.com
    • Objectives
      • Understand common search syntax
      • Use the advanced search functionality of the major search engines
      • Compare different Internet search tools and determine which tool is better for a certain search
    • Power Searching on the Web
      • Jargon terms
      • Multiple keywords
      • Quotation marks
      • OR
      • Parentheses
      • Limit by site
      • Limit by filetype
      • + (plus sign)
      • - (minus sign)
      • ~ (tilde sign)
    • Power Searching on the Web
      • Jargon terms = Technical terms
      • Multiple keywords = Avoid simple search
      • Quotation marks = Exact phrase searching
      • OR = Concept groupings
      • Parentheses = Multiple concept groups
      • Limit by site/title
      • Limit by filetype
      • + (plus sign) = Stopword searching
      • - (minus sign) = Exclude
      • ~ (tilde sign) = Thesaurus or synonym searching
    • Tip 1: Use Jargon Terms
      • Specialized or technical terminology
      • If the sites we wish to avoid are patient oriented
      Use language patients wouldn’t understand
    • Tip 2: Multiple Keyword Search
      • Avoid simple keyword search
        • Use at least 3 terms
      - http://www.keyworddiscovery.com/kd-manual13.html
    •  
    • Tip 3: Quotation Marks for Exact Phrase Searching
      • Most useful when
        • the words to be searched are not very specific
        • the words have different meanings in various subject areas
        • having the words adjacent to each other changes the meaning
        • it is important that the same word is repeated
    • Tip 3: Phrase Searching
      • Results have fewer false positives.
    • Tip 4: Boolean OR
      • Use this when you want ANY of the terms, not ALL of the terms
        • with at least one of the words
      • Be sure to capitalize the word “OR” so Google does not ignore it
      • Concept grouping
        • “ hip osteonecrosis” OR “hip avascular necrosis” OR “hip AVN” OR “osteonecrosis femoral head”
    • Tip 4: Boolean OR Results have fewer false negatives.
    • Tip 5: Concept Group Searching with Parentheses
      • Group terms that should be processed together, at the same time and in the same way in the search
      • Want to combine with another concept or term
      • Question: Do steroid injections improve shoulder pain?
        • Concept 1 = “steroid injections”
        • Concept 2 = “shoulder pain”
        • Concept 3 = “improve”
    • Tip 5: Concept Group Searching with Parentheses
      • (“steroid injection" OR cortisone OR depomedrol OR triamcinolone) (improve OR help OR placebo) (“shoulder pain” OR “subacromial impingement” OR “rotator cuff tear”)
    • Tip 6: Limit by site
      • When you want to control the quality of the search results
        • Want government reports on total hip replacement?
          • “ total hip replacement" site:fda.gov
      • When you know a site that is likely to have what you need
        • Want CME on topic from the AAOS, but without using their site search engine?
          • CME ("shoulder replacement" OR “shoulder arthroplasty"”) site:aaos.org
      • When you want to locate a known document
        • Remember a patient guide but not what organization released it?
          • (acute back pain OR “acute back pain”) site:.org
    • Tip 6: Limit by site
      • (“total hip replacement" OR "total hip arthroplasty") site:clinicaltrials.gov
    • Tip 7: Limit by filetype
      • When you have reason to suspect that the answer you need will be in a certain format
        • white papers, presentations, reprint
      • Find a presentation
        • ((osteonecrosis OR AVN) (hip OR femur OR “femoral head”)) filetype:ppt
      • Find a reprint
        • ((osteonecrosis OR AVN) (hip OR femur OR “femoral head”)) filetype:pdf
    • Tip 7: Limit by filetype
        • ((osteonecrosis OR AVN) (hip OR femur OR “femoral head”)) filetype:ppt
    • Tip 8: + (plus sign)
      • Google ignores common words and characters such as where, the, how , and other digits and letters
      • If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, include it by putting a "+" sign in front of it
      • Be sure to include a space before the "+" sign
        • ACJ separation type +III
    • Tip 8: + (plus sign)
      • ACJ separation type +III
    • Tip 9: - (minus sign)
      • Use the minus sign to exclude terms from results when there is a clustering of irrelevant results
      • Help refine a search
        • bone-grafting in the treatment of ununited femoral shaft fractures
        • nonunion femoral (shaft OR diaphysis) "bone-grafting“ -supracondylar –hip -neck
    • Tip 9: - (minus sign)
      • nonunion femoral (shaft OR diaphysis) "bone-grafting“ -supracondylar –hip -neck
    • Tip 10: Use Advanced Search nonunion femoral shaft OR diaphysis "bone grafting" -supracondylar -neck -hip If creating this search string comes naturally, you don’t need Advanced Search