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  • Google for Life Science Researchers: Searching Power* and More Patricia F. Anderson [email_address] http://www.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/ © 2008 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved. * more of what you want, less of what you don’t
  • Content
    • Part 1: Power searching
      • FRIAR
      • Levels of Evidence
      • 8-Fold Path
    • Part 2: Google tools
      • Productivity
      • Communication
      • Collaboration
  • Searching: FRIAR
    • FRIAR model for systematic review searching
      • F = frame your question (usually PICO format)
      • R = what are the 3-4 most relevant concepts
      • I = what part of the question is irrelevant to search process
      • A = find alternate terms and aliases for the most important concepts
      • R = revise, review, repeat
  • Searching: Levels of Evidence
  • Searching: Tips
    • Quotation marks
    • OR
    • Parentheses
    • Limit by site
    • Limit by filetype
    • + (plus sign)
    • - (minus sign)
    • ~ (tilde sign)
  • Searching: Tips
    • Quotation marks = Phrase searching
    • OR = Concept groupings
    • Parentheses = Multiple concept groups
    • Limit by site
    • Limit by filetype
    • + (plus sign) = Stopword searching
    • - (minus sign) = Exclude
    • ~ (tilde sign) = Thesaurus or synonym searching
  • Tip 1: Quotation marks for Phrase Searching
    • Increases specificity and relevancy, reduces numbers.
    • This is most useful when the words to be searched are ambiguous, have different meanings in various subject areas, when having the words adjacent to each other changes the meaning, or when it is important that the same word is repeated within a phrase.
  • Tip 1: Phrase Searching
      • Which works best?
        • Gehrig disease > 279,000
        • “ Gehrig disease” > 267,000
      • Which works best?
        • Guam form > 20,400,000
        • “ Guam form” > 401
      • Which works best?
        • Cell cycle analysis > 1,860,000
        • “ Cell cycle analysis” > 178,000
  • Tip 1: Phrase Searching
    • Results have fewer false positives.
  • Tip 2: OR
    • Increases sensitivity, increases numbers, improves results ranking (quality sorting).
    • Use this when you want any of the terms, not all of the terms. Be sure to capitalize the word “OR” so Google does not ignore it. Include British and alternate spellings.
    • NOTE: Tools to aid in term discovery discussed later in this presentation
  • Tip 2: OR (Example One)
    • ALS > 1,030,000,000
    • ALS OR “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” > 1,030,000,000
    • ALS OR “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” OR “Gehrig disease” OR “Gehrig’s disease” OR “Charcot disease” OR “Charcot's disease” OR “motor neuron disease” OR “motor neurone disease” >
  • Tip 2: OR (Example One)
    • Improved results ranking
  • Tip 2: OR (Example Two)
      • ectoenzyme > 48,300
      • ectoenzyme OR ectoenzymes OR ecto-enzyme OR ecto-enzymes > 52,600
      • ectoenzyme OR ectoenzymes OR ecto-enzyme OR ecto-enzymes OR NTPDase OR ATPDase OR CD39 OR "nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase" OR "adenosine triphosphate diphosphohydrolase” > 586,000
  • Tip 2: Boolean OR
    • Results have fewer false negatives.
  • Tip 3: Concept group searching with parentheses
    • Useful to group terms that should be processed together, at the same time and in the same way in the search, but which you want to combine with another concept or term.
    • Advantages : Combines increased sensitivity and specificity for maximum efficiency in searching
  • Tip 3: Concept group searching with parentheses
      • Question: Is there a training manual online for stem cell methods or protocols?
        • Concept 1 = “stem cells”
        • Concept 2 = “methods or protocols”
        • Concept 3 = “training”
      • Note: This is most useful with complex questions, questions with many separate concepts, for which initial simple searches provide erratic quality results.
  • Tip 3: Concept group searching with parentheses
      • Question: Is there a training manual online for stem cell methods or protocols?
        • Concept 1 = "stem cell" OR “stem cells” OR ESC OR mESC
        • Concept 2 = methods OR methodology OR protocols OR assay
        • Concept 3 = training OR “how to” OR howto OR tutorials OR curriculum OR manual
  • Tip 3: Concept group searching with parentheses
    • Question: Is there a training manual online for stem cell methods or protocols?
      • Concept 1 = "stem cell" OR “stem cells” OR ESC OR mESC
      • Concept 2 = methods OR methodology OR protocols OR assay
      • Concept 3 = training OR “how to” OR howto OR tutorials OR curriculum OR manual
    • Can you put all those terms on one line like this?
      • "stem cell" OR “stem cells” OR ESC OR mESC methods OR methodology OR protocols OR assay training OR “how to” OR howto OR tutorials OR curriculum OR manual
      • NO!!! There are three different ideas here. If you try this, you will get strange (& probably useless) results because Google won’t be able to tell them apart.
    • Can you search each group separately, and then tell Google to mix and match the results of the 3 searches?
      • I wish, but not yet.
  • Tip 3: Concept group searching with parentheses
    • So what can you do? This -- collect each group of terms by placing parentheses around them to show the beginning and end of a single concept group.
    • Question: Is there a training manual online for stem cell methods or protocols?
      • Concept 1 = "stem cell" OR “stem cells” OR ESC OR mESC
      • Concept 2 = methods OR methodology OR protocols OR assay
      • Concept 3 = training OR “how to” OR howto OR tutorials OR curriculum OR manual
    • Becomes this:
      • ( "stem cell" OR “stem cells” OR ESC OR mESC) (methods OR methodology OR protocols OR assay) (training OR “how to” OR howto OR tutorials OR curriculum OR manual)
  • Tip 3: Concept group searching with parentheses
    • ("stem cell" OR “stem cells” OR ESC OR mESC) (methods OR methodology OR protocols OR assay) (training OR “how to” OR howto OR tutorials OR curriculum OR manual)
  • Tip 3: Concept group searching with parentheses
    • Note: You can use parentheses embedded within parentheses to describe complex concepts or streamline the use of repeated terms.
      • ("stem cell" OR “stem cells” OR (stem (ESC OR mESC))) (methods OR methodology OR protocols OR assay) (training OR howto OR tutorials OR curriculum OR manual)
  • Tip 4: Limit by site
    • This is useful when you want to control the quality of the search results, when you know a site that is likely to have what you need, and also when you want to find again a known document.
  • Tip 4: Limit by site - inurl variant
    • ("flow cytometry" OR FCM) (inurl:protocol OR inurl:lab OR inurl:cyto) site:edu
  • Tip 5: Limit by filetype
    • Especially useful when you have reason to suspect that the answer you need will be in a certain format
      • white papers
      • presentations
      • technical standards
      • scholarly articles.
  • Tip 5: Limit by filetype
      • ("stem cells" OR "stem cell" OR (stem (ESC OR mESC)) filetype:ppt
  • Tip 5: Limit by filetype
    • immunoglobulin filetype:mov
    • DMEM MSDS filetype:pdf
  • Tip 5: Limit by filetype
    • FACS protocol filetype:pdf
  • Tip 6: + (plus sign) = stopword search
    • Use the plus sign to force the inclusion of stop words.
      • Which works best?
        • type i diabetes
        • type +i diabetes
        • "type i diabetes"
        • "diabetes type i"
    • Use this to search foreign words with diacritics exactly as spelled.
      • É mail fragile compared to +émail fragile
  • Tip 6: + (plus sign) = stopword search
    • Émail fragile compared to +émail fragile (phrase means “fragile enamel” in French)
  • Tip 7: - (minus sign)
    • Use the minus sign (-) to exclude terms from results when there is a clustering of irrelevant results.
      • Most useful when you are new to searching a topic.
      • Also useful to isolate identity of a specific individual with a common or shared name.
  • Tip 7: - (minus sign)
    • ("david pinsky" OR "david j pinsky" OR "pinsky david" OR "pinsky d" OR "pinsky dj") -beastie -lawyer -litigation -glaad -music
  • Tip 7: - (minus sign)
    • Demo of effectiveness of quick and dirty porn filter:
      • Deaf ears -xxx -porn -pornography -paid
      • Results without filter = 1,320,000; with filter = 881,000
  • Tip 8: ~ (tilde sign)
    • Searches the selected term in thesaurus-mode (Google only). Results include a variety of related terms.
      • ~standard
  • Tip 8: ~ (tilde sign)
    • Searches the selected term in thesaurus-mode (Google only). Results include a variety of related terms.
      • cancer survivor or ~cancer survivor
  • More Search Strategy Tips
    • Compare results from multiple search engines
    • Use advanced search features
    • Use concept and term suggestions
    • Use reviewed search results/links
    • Use special search engine features
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • Just because you don’t find what you want, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
    • Often it means that whoever wrote about it used different words to describe the idea than the words you have chosen.
    • Note : Tools following may also be useful for developing a systematic review search in MEDLINE.
    • For these and more, see : http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/refine3.html
      • Image: The Pathology Blues: http://www.pathguy.com/lectures/bluesget.htm
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • Google Suggest
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • Grokker
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • Soovle
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • Kartoo
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • Kosmix
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • CureHunter.com
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • MedStory
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • eMedicine
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • GoPubMed (screenshot)
  • Tools for Term Discovery
    • GoPubMed (menu view - granular display of groupings)
  • More Google
    • Google More
      • Includes images, news, blogs, video, maps, patents, and a lot more.
      • Complex searches done in main Google will usually repeat if you click on the button for the other service.
    • For special attention:
      • Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com
      • Google Reader: http://reader.google.com
      • Google Alerts: http://www.google.com/alerts
    • Find more:
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_products
      • http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/
      • http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html
  • Get More Google
    • Screenshot of results page, with arrows pointing to “More” Menu, and embedded results displays for “Scholarly articles” and “News results”
  • Get More Google
    • Navigating the menu
  • Get More Google (Tip 2: Example Two, rev.)
    • CD39 OR apyrase OR "Ecto-Apyrase" OR NTPDase OR "NTPDase-1" OR NTPDase1 OR ATPDase OR "Ecto-ATPase" OR EC3.6.1.5 OR ENTPD1 OR "ENTPD-1" OR "ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase" OR "nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase" OR "adenosine triphosphate diphosphohydrolase" OR "ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase" OR "vascular ATP diphosphohydrolase”
      • Google Web: 838,000 (vs 684,000 for CD39 alone)
      • Google Scholar: 15,500
      • Google Books: 938
  • Get More Google: CD39 (Web)
  • Get More Google: CD39 (Scholar)
  • Get More Google: CD39 (Books)
  • Get More Google: CD39 (Images)
  • Google Scholar
    • Screenshot of Google Scholar homepage
  • Google Scholar: Preferences
    • Remember to customize your Google Scholar preferences.
  • Google Scholar: Preferences: Libraries
    • Set your preferences to find out if something is in the UM Libraries.
  • Google Scholar: PubMed
    • … but often the results are still from PubMed, but won’t let you at our journal articles then.
  • Google Books
    • Screenshot from Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Google Books
    • Screenshot from Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research showing search in book results
  • Google Alerts
    • Screenshot of alerts page: send updates form simple Google searches to your email account
  • Google Alerts
    • Create an alert
  • iGoogle
    • Sample tab: Research Tools Beta:
      • http://tinyurl.com/5tepgz
  • RSS Feed Readers: Google Reader
    • Google Reader:
      • http://www.google.com/reader/
      • Easy, free RSS reader application
      • Must have or create a Google e-mail account
      • Uses a web interface
  • RSS Feed Readers: Google Reader
    • The basics: new, add, groups, newest on top, limited listings of new …
  • RSS Feed Readers: Google Reader
    • Adding your “subscription” to the feed (in this case, your PubMed search).
  • RSS Feed Readers: Google Reader
    • Read the feed
  • RSS Feed Readers: Google Reader
    • Settings (or “Manage Subscriptions”)
  • RSS Feed Readers: Google Reader
    • Choose options from tabs (defaults to Subscriptions)
  • RSS Feed Readers: Google Reader
    • Group your feeds in folders. NOTE: “New folder” is at bottom of list.
  • RSS Feeds from Google Searches
    • Only from Google News
  • RSS Feeds from Google Searches
    • Looks like this:
  • RSS Feeds from PubMed Searches
    • PubMed menus “Send to” includes option for RSS Feed
  • RSS Feeds from PubMed Searches
    • Instructions page for creating RSS feed
  • RSS Feeds from PubMed Searches
    • How to find the XML button
  • RSS Feeds from PubMed Searches
    • What the feed looks like
  • Google Apps
    • For communication and collaboration
  • Google Docs
    • For collaboration
  • Google Talk
    • An IM snd SMS client that includes chat, voice and video options
  • Contact information
    • Patricia F. Anderson
      • Emerging Technologies Librarian
      • Health Sciences Libraries
      • [email_address]
      • Follow me: http://friendfeed.com/pfanderson/
    • These slides will be at:
      • http://www.slideshare.net/umhealthscienceslibraries