Internal Med orientation to Library Resources


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  • Cochrane search strategy: #1 (statin* OR "Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors") and (familial NEAR/3 hypercholesterolemia) and (child* OR youth OR adolescent) ("Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II"[Mesh] OR "familial hypercholesterolemia"[tiab]) AND ("Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors"[Mesh] OR "Hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA Reductases"[Mesh] OR "Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors "[Pharmacological Action] OR statin*[tiab]) AND ("Child"[Mesh] OR "Adolescent"[Mesh] OR "Infant"[Mesh] OR child*[tw] OR adolescent[tw] OR youth[tw]) Mention issues with limits like: age group, humans vs animals, publication type
  • Internal Med orientation to Library Resources

    1. 1. Orientation to Library Resources for Internal Medicine July 29th, 2010 Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian, UWO [email_address] Erin Boyce Clinical Librarian, LHSC [email_address] Slides: Libraries
    2. 2. Library Trivia <ul><li>Q: How many items are in Western Libraries’ collections? </li></ul><ul><li>A: 9 million print items </li></ul><ul><li>Tens of thousands of e-journals </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of thousands of e-books </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Off-site access to UWO’s collection </li></ul><ul><li>Library services for Internal Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Key Internal Medicine information sources </li></ul>
    4. 4. Off-Site Access Why are they asking me to pay??
    5. 5. Proxy Server 129.100.*.*
    6. 6. How to log on <ul><li>Option A: Log in at </li></ul><ul><li>Option B: Use the EZ Proxy button </li></ul><ul><li>Option C: Use customized bookmarks created with the EZ Proxy Link Generator: </li></ul>
    7. 7. Accessing Full-Text <ul><li>Once logged in to the proxy server, look for the “Get it @ Western” button </li></ul>
    8. 8. Full-Text from PubMed Remember to use the PubMed link from the library website.
    9. 9. Get it @ Western Option 1: Link to Full-Text Option 2: Check the catalogue
    10. 10. Full-Text from Pubget Remember to use the Pubget link from the library website & to log in to the proxy server.
    11. 11. Exercise 1 – Finding Full-Text <ul><li>Access the PDF of the following article: </li></ul><ul><li>Van Wyck DB, Alcorn H Jr, Gupta R . Analytical and Biological Variation in Measures of Anemia and Iron Status in Patients Treated With Maintenance Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20638166. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Library Services <ul><li>University Library </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing of collections </li></ul><ul><li>Web access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Search consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Library </li></ul><ul><li>On-site assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Literature searches & consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loan </li></ul><ul><li>Local print collection </li></ul>
    13. 13. Library Services <ul><li>University Library </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Library </li></ul>
    14. 14. Key Internal Medicine Resources <ul><li>What information tools have you used? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Selected Internal Medicine Info
    16. 16. Live Demo
    17. 17. Exercise 2 – Drug Information <ul><li>You consider prescribing Tacrolimus to a patient who is taking Fluconazole, Gabapentin and Aspirin. Search the following tools to identify any potential interactions: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lexi-Interact (UpToDate) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MICROMEDEX </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-CPS </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Exercise 3 – Clinical Query <ul><li>Is the use of statin therapy for treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia safe for children and adolescents? </li></ul><ul><li>In groups, please search the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cochrane Library </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PubMed (Clinical Queries) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PubMed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EMBASE </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Clinical Query: Search Results Source Results Cochrane Library 2 Cochrane Reviews PubMed 205 Citations total PubMed Clinical Queries (therapy/narrow) 39 Clinical Studies 12 Systematic Reviews EMBASE 203 Citations total
    20. 20. Level of Evidence Pyramid Qualitative Studies Trip searches both
    21. 21. Exercise 4 – Image Search <ul><li>You’re preparing for a presentation on heart attack due to atherosclerosis. Find some images or animations to add to your slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Caveat: Without breaking copyright </li></ul>
    22. 22. Medical Illustration © 2010 Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.,
    23. 23. Recap <ul><li>EZ Proxy for off-site access </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western or Pubget for full-text access to articles </li></ul><ul><li>University Library for collections </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Libraries for on-site assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Medicine Program page for selected information tools </li></ul>
    24. 24. For Help Robin Featherstone [email_address] Ext: 86383 Erin Boyce [email_address] Ext: 35860 Alla Iansavitchene [email_address] Ext: 56037 <ul><li>On-site assistance: Taylor Library </li></ul><ul><li>On-site assistance: University Hospital, LHSC </li></ul><ul><li>On-site assistance: Victoria Hospital, LHSC </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive electronic & print collections </li></ul><ul><li>Local reference collection </li></ul><ul><li>Local reference collection </li></ul><ul><li>Searching consultations (Educational) </li></ul><ul><li>Literature searches </li></ul><ul><li>Searching consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Literature searches </li></ul><ul><li>Searching consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase requests </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops & Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops & Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops & Instruction </li></ul>