Advanced Searching in PubMed Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address]
Before we begin...
Before we begin... <ul><li>Use the Advanced search to access: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Search History </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Agenda – 5 Scenarios, 5 Tools <ul><li>The Comprehensive Search </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Subject Headings (MeS...
Search Scenario #1: The Comprehensive Search* <ul><li>You have to find EVERY article on a particular topic </li></ul><ul><...
Comprehensive Search Strategies <ul><li>Search more databases than just PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a RefWorks* (or si...
Scenario <ul><li>You are hired by a faculty researcher who is conducting research on hearing loss in AIDS patients. They a...
Exercise <ul><li>Spend about two minutes to conduct a quick search on the topic: AIDS and hearing loss </li></ul>
 
Search Scenario #2: The Clinical Question <ul><li>You need to answer a question quickly at the point-of-care </li></ul><ul...
Clinical Question Strategy <ul><li>Use Clinical Queries to find the best studies to answer your question </li></ul>Enter y...
Scenario <ul><li>A patient with rotator cuff tendinitis asks if you know of any new therapies that would be safe to try.  ...
Search Scenario #3: The Regular Update <ul><li>You want to stay up to date on the latest publications, but don’t have time...
Regular Update Strategy <ul><li>Start an account with PubMed (MyNCBI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up your search to run auto...
Scenario <ul><li>You’ve been seeing a lot of patients recently with rotator cuff tendinitis and would like to stay up to d...
Exercise <ul><li>Register for an account with My NCBI </li></ul><ul><li>Return to your PubMed search on rotator cuff tendi...
Search Scenario #4: The Precise Search <ul><li>You just want one article </li></ul><ul><li>You’re searching for items from...
Precise Search Strategy: Single Citation Matcher Enter as much information as you can and PubMed will find the closest mat...
Scenario <ul><li>Your preceptor asks you to read an article in the journal  Lung  about a respiratory syndrome affecting s...
Search Scenario # 5: The Rush Job  <ul><li>You need the full-text of an article RIGHT NOW! </li></ul>
Rush Job Strategy: Pubget <ul><li>Pubget will display full-text PDFs for Western’s subscriptions within your results set <...
Exercise <ul><ul><li>Search Pubget -  http://pubget.com/search  -  to find an article about discharge instructions after c...
Recap <ul><li>The Comprehensive Search </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) </li></ul></ul></ul><...
Questions Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address]
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  1. 1. Advanced Searching in PubMed Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address]
  2. 2. Before we begin...
  3. 3. Before we begin... <ul><li>Use the Advanced search to access: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Search History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limits </li></ul></ul>Home
  4. 4. Agenda – 5 Scenarios, 5 Tools <ul><li>The Comprehensive Search </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Clinical Question </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Queries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Regular Update </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail updates </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Precise Search </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single Citation Matcher </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Rush Job </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pubget </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Search Scenario #1: The Comprehensive Search* <ul><li>You have to find EVERY article on a particular topic </li></ul><ul><li>You are assisting a research team or are writing a thesis </li></ul>* Consider attending the research workshop, “Smart Searching for the Health Sciences” on Nov. 20 th from 9:30 to 11:30 am
  6. 6. Comprehensive Search Strategies <ul><li>Search more databases than just PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a RefWorks* (or similar product) account to manage your citations </li></ul><ul><li>Design a search strategy that can be reproduced </li></ul><ul><li>Test your strategy to make sure you retrieve the right articles </li></ul><ul><li>Use both keywords and subject headings </li></ul>* Consider attending the research workshop, “Advanced RefWorks” on Nov. 18 th from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
  7. 7. Scenario <ul><li>You are hired by a faculty researcher who is conducting research on hearing loss in AIDS patients. They ask you to find every article published on the subject. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Exercise <ul><li>Spend about two minutes to conduct a quick search on the topic: AIDS and hearing loss </li></ul>
  9. 10. Search Scenario #2: The Clinical Question <ul><li>You need to answer a question quickly at the point-of-care </li></ul><ul><li>You need to find information to answer a particular patient’s question </li></ul>
  10. 11. Clinical Question Strategy <ul><li>Use Clinical Queries to find the best studies to answer your question </li></ul>Enter your keywords and select the type of question that you want to answer
  11. 12. Scenario <ul><li>A patient with rotator cuff tendinitis asks if you know of any new therapies that would be safe to try. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Use Clinical Queries to find some new studies on treatments for rotator cuff tendinitis </li></ul>
  12. 13. Search Scenario #3: The Regular Update <ul><li>You want to stay up to date on the latest publications, but don’t have time to search everyday </li></ul>
  13. 14. Regular Update Strategy <ul><li>Start an account with PubMed (MyNCBI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up your search to run automatically and the results sent to your email </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Scenario <ul><li>You’ve been seeing a lot of patients recently with rotator cuff tendinitis and would like to stay up to date on the most recent publications about treatments </li></ul>
  15. 16. Exercise <ul><li>Register for an account with My NCBI </li></ul><ul><li>Return to your PubMed search on rotator cuff tendinitis </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Save Search” </li></ul><ul><li>Name your search and select “Save” </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your e-mail update preferences </li></ul>
  16. 17. Search Scenario #4: The Precise Search <ul><li>You just want one article </li></ul><ul><li>You’re searching for items from a reference list or for a particular article that someone mentioned to you </li></ul>
  17. 18. Precise Search Strategy: Single Citation Matcher Enter as much information as you can and PubMed will find the closest matching article(s)
  18. 19. Scenario <ul><li>Your preceptor asks you to read an article in the journal Lung about a respiratory syndrome affecting survivors of the World Trade Center disaster. They can’t recall anything more about the article. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Use Single Citation Matcher to find the article </li></ul>
  19. 20. Search Scenario # 5: The Rush Job <ul><li>You need the full-text of an article RIGHT NOW! </li></ul>
  20. 21. Rush Job Strategy: Pubget <ul><li>Pubget will display full-text PDFs for Western’s subscriptions within your results set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pubget.com/search </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Exercise <ul><ul><li>Search Pubget - http://pubget.com/search - to find an article about discharge instructions after cataract surgery </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Recap <ul><li>The Comprehensive Search </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Clinical Question </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Queries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Regular Update </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail updates </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Precise Search </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single Citation Matcher </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Rush Job </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pubget </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Questions Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address]

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