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Searching Pub Med

  1. 1. Searching PubMed<br />Introductory PubMed Tutorial <br />Presenter: Mary Beth Foster<br /> Audience: Students, College of Medicine<br />
  2. 2. PubMed<br />Developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)<br />at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)<br /> located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)<br />Contains over 5484 medical or related journals<br />References over 20 million citations<br />Frequently updated<br />Articles indexed by subject experts<br />Indexed with controlled vocabulary <br />MESH [Medical Subject Headings]<br />
  3. 3. Introduction to PubMed<br /><ul><li>Simple Search Strategies
  4. 4. Brainstorming
  5. 5. Building a plan
  6. 6. Boolean Operators
  7. 7. AND
  8. 8. OR
  9. 9. NOT
  10. 10. Limits
  11. 11. Article Type
  12. 12. Subsets
  13. 13. Sex
  14. 14. Age
  15. 15. Species
  16. 16. Text options
  17. 17. Languages
  18. 18. MESH terms
  19. 19. Medical Subject Headings
  20. 20. Automatic mapping in search results
  21. 21. Filters</li></li></ul><li>Before You Search<br />Think about the 6 W’s<br />Who<br />What<br />Where<br />When<br />Why <br />hoW<br />Do a little Brainstorming<br />
  22. 22. Brainstorming<br />6 W’s<br />Sample Search Topic<br />Who<br />What<br />Where<br />When<br />Why<br />hoW<br />children<br />Food allergies<br />global<br />Childhood onset<br />Why/how do children develop food allergies? Is there a relationship between mother’s diet during pregnancy?<br />
  23. 23. PubMed uses Boolean Operators<br />Building a Search Plan<br />AND – includes all search terms<br />OR – includes any search term<br />NOT – excludes a search term<br />Visualize your search.<br /><ul><li>Identify key search terms
  24. 24. Group terms that go together
  25. 25. Identify Boolean operators to </li></ul> include or exclude terms<br />AND<br />
  26. 26. <ul><li>Article Type
  27. 27. Subsets
  28. 28. Sex
  29. 29. Age
  30. 30. Species
  31. 31. Text options
  32. 32. Languages</li></ul>Building a Search Plan<br />Review search terms.<br />food allergies diet pregnancy children<br />Determine whether to set Limits.<br />Children can be omitted as a search term by setting Age Limit to 0 – 18.<br />Limits<br />
  33. 33. Building a Search Plan<br />Decide which Boolean connectors to use, if any.<br />Options:<br />a) food AND allergies AND diet AND pregnancy<br />b) food allergies diet pregnancy<br /><ul><li>AND is added by default to search
  34. 34. Use CAPS for AND, OR, NOT
  35. 35. Order is searched from left to right
  36. 36. Automatic phrase parsing</li></ul>Search Tips<br />Which option<br />Would you<br />Choose?<br />
  37. 37.
  38. 38. Search Option<br />food AND allergies <br />AND diet AND<br />Pregnancy<br />NOT<br />asthma<br />
  39. 39.
  40. 40. Let’s explore PubMed!http://www.ahsl.arizona.edu/<br /><ul><li>Learn about Automatic Term Mapping to MESH terms (Medical Subject Headings)
  41. 41. Repeat Searches
  42. 42. View Search Query Translation
  43. 43. Look at
  44. 44. Limits
  45. 45. Filters
  46. 46. Related Citations
  47. 47. Advanced Search Options
  48. 48. Search Builder
  49. 49. Search History</li>

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