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Literature Search - Overview
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Literature Search - Overview

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This slide presentation shows you the overview and basic of how to search academic literature digitally.

This slide presentation shows you the overview and basic of how to search academic literature digitally.

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  • 1. Literature Search Somkiat Asawaphureekorn M.D., M.Sc. (Clinical Epidemiology)Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1
  • 2. Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Srinagarind Hospital Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2
  • 3. Before You SearchWednesday, August 24, 2011 3
  • 4. Before You Search • Know your resources • Form your questions, search terms • Form your search strategy • Search syntax • Record your search strategy & results • Try all relevant databases • Refine your search as required 4Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4
  • 5. Before You Search 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 6. Before You Search Your Question 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 7. Before You Search Your Question PICO 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 8. Before You Search Your Question PICO Background Question? 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 9. Before You Search Your Question PICO Yes Background Question? Text book 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 10. Before You Search Your Question PICO Yes Background Question? Text book No Question Type 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 11. Before You Search Your Question PICO Yes Background Question? Text book No Therapy Question Type Etiology Diagnosis Prognosis etc. 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 12. Before You Search Your Question PICO Yes Background Question? Text book No Therapy Question Type Etiology Diagnosis Prognosis Study Design etc. 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 13. Before You Search Your Question PICO Yes Background Question? Text book No Therapy Question Type Etiology Diagnosis Prognosis Study Design etc. RCT Systematic Review Cohort etc. 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 14. Before You Search Your Question PICO Yes Background Question? Text book No Therapy Question Type Etiology Diagnosis Prognosis Study Design etc. RCT Identify the best available resource Systematic Review Cohort etc. 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 15. Before You Search Your Question PICO Yes Background Question? Text book No Therapy Question Type Etiology Diagnosis Prognosis Study Design etc. RCT Identify the best available resource Systematic Review Cohort etc. Search the database 5Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5
  • 16. General Search Strategy 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 17. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 18. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 19. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text Define alternate terms 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 20. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text Define alternate terms Design search strategy 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 21. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text Define alternate terms Design search strategy AND OR NOT 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 22. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text Define alternate terms Design search strategy AND OR NOT Relevant results? 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 23. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text Define alternate terms Design search strategy AND No OR NOT Relevant results? 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 24. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text Define alternate terms Design search strategy AND No OR NOT Relevant results? Yes Summarize & Appraise the evidence 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 25. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text Define alternate terms Design search strategy AND No OR NOT Relevant results? Yes Summarize & Appraise the evidence GOOD Apply the evidence 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 26. General Search Strategy Define relevant, searchable terms MeSH EmTree Free text Define alternate terms Design search strategy AND No OR NOT Relevant results? Yes Summarize & Appraise the evidence Poor GOOD Apply the evidence 6Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6
  • 27. Bibliographic Databases • PubMed http://pubmed.gov • Scopus (SciVerse) http://www.scopus.com • ISI Web of Science (Science Citation Index) http://isiknowledge.com • LILACS (via “virtual health library”) http://regional.bvsalud.org 7Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7
  • 28. Searching Systematic Reviews • Cochrane reviews  http://thecochranelibrary.org  Search Cochrane reviews via PubMed • AND cochrane database syst rev [journal] • AND (systematic [sb] OR meta-analysis [pt]) • Caution when using “Limit” boxes in “Advance search” • Non-Cochrane reviews (with comments)  CRD databases (Centre for Reviews and Dissemination @ NHS)  http://www.crd.york.ac.uk 8Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8
  • 29. Searching Ref. of the Ref. • Scopus • Science Citation Index • Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com 9Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9
  • 30. Free Academic Databases • Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com • Scirus http://www.scirus.com 10Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10
  • 31. Open Access Journals • Directory of open access journals  www.doaj.org • Open access publishers  BioMed Central • www.biomedcentral.com  PLoS - Public Library of Science • www.plos.org  Dove Medical Press • www.dovepress.com  Hindawi Publishing Corporation • www.hindawi.com  Medknow Publications 11 • www.medknow.comWednesday, August 24, 2011 11
  • 32. www.doaj.orgWednesday, August 24, 2011 12
  • 33. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 13
  • 34. Open Access Publishers 1 • BioMed Central  www.biomedcentral.com  Year founded 2000  Based in U.K.  An STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher  Journals 219 14Wednesday, August 24, 2011 14
  • 35. Open Access Publishers 2 • PLoS - Public Library of Science  www.plos.org  Year founded 2000  Based in San Francisco, U.S.A.  Journals 15Wednesday, August 24, 2011 15
  • 36. Open Access Publishers 3 • Dove Medical Press  www.dovepress.com  Year founded 2003  Based in U.K.  Journals 114 16Wednesday, August 24, 2011 16
  • 37. Open Access Publishers 4 • Hindawi Publishing Corporation  www.hindawi.com  Year founded 1997  Based in Cairo, Egypt  Journals >300 17Wednesday, August 24, 2011 17
  • 38. Open Access Publishers 5 • Medknow Publications  www.medknow.com  Year founded 1999  Based in Mumbi, India  Journals >135 18Wednesday, August 24, 2011 18
  • 39. PubMed Central • PubMed free full-text archives • Freely access with copyright protection 19Wednesday, August 24, 2011 19
  • 40. Clinical Trials Database • Cochrane Library thecochranelibrary.org  Include hand-search clinical trials 20Wednesday, August 24, 2011 20
  • 41. Clinical Trials Registration • ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT12345678)  http://www.clinicaltrials.gov  U.S. NIH, developed by NLM • Current Controlled Trials (ISRCTN12345678)  http://www.controlled-trials.com  NHS, U.K., published by BioMed Central • International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (WHO ICTRP) Search Portal  http://www.who.int/ictrp/en/ • Thai Clinical Trials Registry (TCTR-1234-56789)  http://www.clinicaltrials.in.th 21Wednesday, August 24, 2011 21
  • 42. http://www.clinicaltrials.gov 22Wednesday, August 24, 2011 22
  • 43. NCT 23Wednesday, August 24, 2011 23
  • 44. http://www.controlled-trials.com 24Wednesday, August 24, 2011 24
  • 45. 25Wednesday, August 24, 2011 25
  • 46. 26Wednesday, August 24, 2011 26
  • 47. http://www.clinicaltrials.in.th 27Wednesday, August 24, 2011 27
  • 48. 28Wednesday, August 24, 2011 28
  • 49. 29Wednesday, August 24, 2011 29
  • 50. 30Wednesday, August 24, 2011 30
  • 51. Clinical Trials Search Portal • International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (WHO ICTRP) Search Portal  A search tool, not a registration site  Search across multiple clinical trials registration • ClinicalTrials.gov • Current controlled trials • Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry • Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Cuban, German, Iranian, Japanese, Sri Lanka, Pan African, the Nethelands  http://www.who.int/ictrp/en/  http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/ 31Wednesday, August 24, 2011 31
  • 52. http://www.who.int/ictrp/en/ 32Wednesday, August 24, 2011 32
  • 53. 33Wednesday, August 24, 2011 33
  • 54. 34Wednesday, August 24, 2011 34
  • 55. 35Wednesday, August 24, 2011 35
  • 56. Thai Journals Databases • Thai Index Medicus @ Chula http://library.md.chula.ac.th • Thai Medical Index @ Siriraj http://www.medlib.si.mahidol.ac.th • Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre (TCI) http://http://www.kmutt.ac.th/jif/public_html/ • Thai Theses Database http://thesis.stks.or.th 36Wednesday, August 24, 2011 36
  • 57. Search Exhaustively • Electronic databases • Printed journals, hand-search • Unpublished articles • Expert seeking • Pharmaceutical companies data • Grey literature (non-peer reviewed items) • General web search engines  google, yahoo, etc. 37Wednesday, August 24, 2011 37
  • 58. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 38
  • 59. Other Special DatabasesWednesday, August 24, 2011 39
  • 60. Special Databases • CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing literature and Allied HeaLth)  http://www.cinahl.com • PsycINFO  http://www.apa.org/psycinfo/  APA, only Psychological abstracts (from 1800s) • CTSNet (The Cardiothoracic Surgery Network)  http://www.ctsnet.org/ • PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)  http://www.pedro.org.au/ 40Wednesday, August 24, 2011 40
  • 61. Drugs & Chemical Databases • TOXNET  http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/ (can access via PubMed)  Toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases • Micromedex  www.micromedex.com  A drug information system  One of the most authoritative resource  From Thomson 41Wednesday, August 24, 2011 41
  • 62. Thesis Search • NDLTD  www.ndltd.org  The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations  An international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations  Open access with PDF files 42Wednesday, August 24, 2011 42
  • 63. Full text Databases • PubMed Central www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov • HighWire Press highwire.stanford.edu • Free Medical Journals www.freemedicaljournals.com 43Wednesday, August 24, 2011 43
  • 64. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 44
  • 65. Reference Management Tool • Zotero: http://www.zotero.org • Need to run under Firefox (Firefox add-on) • Produced by  Center for History and New Media at George Mason University • Funded by  United States Institute of Museum and Library Services  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 45Wednesday, August 24, 2011 45
  • 66. Knowledge & WisdomWednesday, August 24, 2011 46
  • 67. Knowledge & Wisdom Knowledge … is proud that he has learnt so much,Wednesday, August 24, 2011 46
  • 68. Knowledge & Wisdom Knowledge … is proud that he has learnt so much, Wisdom … is humble that he knows no more.Wednesday, August 24, 2011 46
  • 69. Knowledge & Wisdom Knowledge … is proud that he has learnt so much, Wisdom … is humble that he knows no more.Wednesday, August 24, 2011 46
  • 70. Knowledge & Wisdom Knowledge … is proud that he has learnt so much, Wisdom … is humble that he knows no more. The Task (1785) byWednesday, August 24, 2011 46
  • 71. Knowledge & Wisdom Knowledge … is proud that he has learnt so much, Wisdom … is humble that he knows no more. The Task (1785) by William Cowper (1731 - 1800)Wednesday, August 24, 2011 46
  • 72. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 47
  • 73. THANK YOUWednesday, August 24, 2011 47

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