Pub med and medlineplus

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Pub med and medlineplus

  1. 1. PubMed & MedlinePlus: with Karen - medical medical & health information sources librarian! 2/20/13
  2. 2. TODAY’S FOCUS:2 free Web resources from the National Library of Medicine:  PubMed – articles from medical journals  MedlinePlus – consumer health information
  3. 3. What is PubMed?PubMed:  Use it to find articles from thousands of medical journals  Updated daily  Easy to advanced search capabilities  Some of the articles are available full-text  Set up alerts to let you know when new articles are published  Articles dated 1947 to present
  4. 4. PUBMED – INTERESTING FACTS Approx. 1.8 billion searches conducted in PubMed in 2011  (J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013: 20:363) 10,000-20,000 articles added each week  (J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013: 20:363) Growth of database:  1960: 94,449 articles/citations/references  1970: 212,752  1980: 272,588  1990: 388,215  2000: 486,856  2010: 828,527  (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/medline_cit_counts_yr_pub.html)
  5. 5. GETTING ARTICLES FROM PUBMED Some (very few) are free online Most would need to be obtained from a library  Public library  Medical/Hospital/University library
  6. 6. PUBMED HELP
  7. 7. What is MedlinePlus?MedlinePlus:  Use it to find reliable consumer health information:  Medical encyclopedia  Pamphlets from health organizations such as American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association  Drug information  Organizations that support various diseases/health conditions  Clinical trials  Videos, online tutorials & other cool tools!  Constantly updated
  8. 8. IMPORTANT LINKS PubMed:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ MedlinePlus  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
  9. 9. QUESTIONS?

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