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