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During our 45-min webinar (including time for questions), our Embase expert, Ann-Marie Roche introduced: ...

During our 45-min webinar (including time for questions), our Embase expert, Ann-Marie Roche introduced:

• The basics of searching in Embase, including the different content sources, indexing and retrieval tools.
• Setting up email alerts and saving your searches.

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  • Content is key/backbone for Embase and Emtree provides consistency for Embase indexing and retrieval.(Over 450k conference abstracts)Embase continue to focus on building up content but also on enhancing functionality and indexing/quality.
  • The strategy for searching for Embase ONLY is included. This search will NOT include Medline unique and records which are overlapping Embase/MEDLINE.
  • Unique features:Every conference is summarized by a searchable review recordAll conference abstract records include searchable online abstractsAll conference abstracts & reviews are indexed with EmtreeConference name, date and location are searchable450K conferences covered.
  • Don’t loose those important searches, register in Embase so you may save your searches or set up email alerts. Registering also means you receive all up to date information such as upcoming webinars.Antibiotic and digoxin with drug combinationANDCongestive heart failure with drug therapyAND PneumoniaSave this search – remove drug therapy from disease and rerun main searchNow in session results, remove drug comparison from drug sub-searches and note asterix (indicates which searches have been effected by a change to a related search)– now click on result number to update your search strategy.Re-use a named search in a new search. For example you may have a group of #limitstrial AND digoxin
  • Compare the effectiveness of sitagliptin and saxagliptin in the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus (show this in Emtree)Go to Drug Search and type in sitagliptin and saxagliptin with drug comparison. Go to Emtree and show diabetes mellitus and then go to ‘type 2 diabetes mellitus’. Take this to Disease Search and combine with disease subheading ‘drug therapy’. Combine both searches.Show editing options. NOT [review]/limAdvanced combine on the Session Results: Last search above NOT saxagliptin search, for example #2 NOT #1.Quickly show Emtree to find suitable terms/subject headings and then using Drug Search to add subheadings.
  • Find disease management studies for Type II diabetesGo to Emtree and type in diabetes. Once you see the tree, select non-insulin dependant diabetes mellitus. Click on ‘take this to Disease search’. Point out ‘major focus’ option if users would like to limit their search to only records where the disease is of major importance and show on Disease Search form. Shoe quick and advanced limits.You can then add the subheading ‘disease management’. Check filters for drugs and study types.
  • Don’t loose those important searches, register in Embase so you may save your searches or set up email alerts. Registering also means you receive all up to date information such as upcoming webinars.Antibiotic and digoxin with drug combinationANDCongestive heart failure with drug therapyAND PneumoniaSave this search – remove drug therapy from disease and rerun main searchNow in session results, remove drug comparison from drug sub-searches and note asterix (indicates which searches have been effected by a change to a related search)– now click on result number to update your search strategy.Re-use a named search in a new search. For example you may have a group of #limitstrial AND digoxin

Embase webinar: An introduction - 20 June 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Welcome to our Embase webinar! Embase for biomedicalsearching: An introduction Your host: Chris Flemming Your presenter: Ann-Marie Roche
  • 2. About us
  • 3. Need to know• Webinar control panel:• ‘chat’ or ‘ask a question’ for questions and comments• Option for full screen view• Q&A after presentation
  • 4. What is EmbaseEmbase is the world’s most comprehensive, intelligent biomedical researchtool, providing the drug and drug-related research community with reliable andauthoritative content, to advance new biomedical and pharmaceuticaldiscovery. Confidence Find all relevant articles that may not otherwise be found by alternative databases Deep biomedical indexing All relevant, up-to-date, biomedical information from the research literature Precise retrieval Deep and focused research through powerful retrieval tools 4
  • 5. CONFIDENCE5
  • 6. Content Overview Emtree: Biomedical thesaurus, over 60k terms 1947 1950 1974 2009 Embase: Fully indexed: Over 7,700 journals (including MEDLINE), 1950- MEDLINE: 2,500 journals unique to Embase, mapped to Embase indexing, 1950- (including MEDLINE Classic) Embase Classic: AIP and In Process: Digitally scanned and Indexing added, from 2009 re-indexed, 1947-1973 Conference Abstracts: Indexing added, from 2009
  • 7. Content Overview Embase MEDLINE 5.5m 10m 9m 2000 3000 2500[embase/lim] NOT [medline]/lim
  • 8. Embase scope “Other” includes traditional MEDLINE topics: dentistry, veterinary science, nursing Embase covers all of Embase plus MEDLINE (just the core drug & clinical areas are highlighted here)
  • 9. Embase WITH MEDLINE Elsevier Unique Shared Unique MEDLINETopic area (2010) (total) Embase (both) MEDLINE (total) TOTALAllergy & Immunology 240 71 169 19 188 259Cardiovascular Medicine 316 110 206 21 227 337Medicinal Chemistry & Drug 119 22 97 36 133 155DiscoveryNeurology 393 100 293 56 349 449Oncology 316 116 200 28 228 344Pharmaceutical Science 183 116 67 13 80 196Pharmacology 603 249 354 28 382 631
  • 10. Conference Abstracts • Coverage began in 2009. • Check http://embase.com/info /what-is- embase/coverage for the most up to date list of conference abstracts and conferences covered. 10
  • 11. DEEP INDEXING11
  • 12. Deep indexing - Emtree 60K terms (>260,000 synonyms) and all MeSH terms 29K drug and chemical terms Updated 3 times a year (back-posting each time) All drug generic What is names described by mapping? FDA and EMA, all Mapping means International Non- that searchers get Proprietary Names the same results (INNs) described by regardless of WHO from 2000. which term they use, e.g. Vioxx (synonym) or rofecoxib (the preferred term).
  • 13. Deep indexing - Emtree 14 study types, including NEW Diagnostic Test Accuracy Study 78 drug and disease subheadings
  • 14. PRECISERETRIEVAL
  • 15. Start searching…Find the best terms for your search and include synonyms automatically with autocomplete in Quick Search
  • 16. Click on Disease Filter for example, to see which diseases are referenced withJanuvia, either as a therapeutic area or side effect.
  • 17. Find deep drug and disease relationships without having to consult the full text.
  • 18. Registering in Embase •Setting up email alerts •Saving your searches 18 •Staying up to date
  • 19. PollThe poll should appear on your screen shortly...
  • 20. Let’s take a look at Embase...…by going to www.embase.com
  • 21. Building and combining searches• Use single quotes to capture a phrase ‘diabetes mellitus’ for example (not with Autocomplete in Quick Search)• Break up your search into individual searches, such as a drug search (in Drug Search form) and a disease search (in Disease Search form) and combine your results in Session Results• Run your cursor over your search to Edit or copy to a Search Form for guided editing.• Truncation and operators, AND, OR, NOT, NEXT, NEAR Refer to http://info.embase.com/helpfiles for more guidance and links to materials such as the Quick User Guide.
  • 22. Refining your search• Quick and Advanced Limits on Advanced, Drug and Disease Search forms• Major Focus on all advanced forms – major drugs and diseases retrieved• Field limits under Advanced Search box to search in specific fields such as article title, abstract, conference name, drug name etc• Drug and Disease Subheadings to limit to specific concepts such as Adverse Drug Reaction, Drug Comparison and Side Effect.• Filters on Session Results page for specific diseases or study types for example Check out our training videos at www.trainingdesk.elsevier.com/embase for more guidance.
  • 23. Registering in Embase •Setting up email alerts •Saving your searches 23 •Staying up to date
  • 24. Questions & Answers
  • 25. • Q&A will be sent to you by email.• For more information and questions please contact bdtraining@elsevier.com• Our next Embase webinar is on July 17th (10AM PDT).• Go to www.trainingdesk.elsevier.com/embase for all training related materialsPlease fill out the survey that appears on yourscreen after leaving the webinar.