New Medical Information Tools

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  • New Medical Information Tools

    1. 1. New Medical Information Tools from UWO Oct 30th , 2010 Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian rfeathe@uwo.ca Slides: www.slideshare.net/featherr Website: www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/clinicaloutreach/ Libraries
    2. 2. Libraries How would you get the PDF? Pluye P, et al. Seven reasons why health professionals search clinical information-retrieval technology (CIRT): toward an organizational model. J Eval Clin Pract. 2007 Feb;13(1):39-49. Review. PubMed PMID: 17286722.
    3. 3. 129.100.*.* Off-Campus Access
    4. 4. Option A: Log in at www.lib.uwo.ca Option B: Use the EZ Proxy button Option C: Use customized bookmarks created with the EZ Proxy Link Generator: https://www.lib.uwo.ca/offcampus/ezform.html How to Log In
    5. 5. Accessing Full-Text • Once logged in to the proxy server, look for the “Get it @ Western” button
    6. 6. Full-Text from PubMed Remember to use the PubMed link from the library website.
    7. 7. Get it @ Western Option 1: Link to Full-Text Option 2: Check the catalogue
    8. 8. Libraries Agenda: New Information Tools • Two third-party search engines for PubMed – GoPubMed – Pubget • Medical image collection – SMART Imagebase • Clinical Support Tool – Dynamed (& Dynamed mobile)
    9. 9. Libraries Situation: The Bibliographic Analysis • You need an overview of scholarly activity within your field
    10. 10. Libraries PubMed search
    11. 11. Libraries GoPubMed: www.gopubmed.org
    12. 12. Libraries Situation: The Rush Job • You need the full-text of an article RIGHT NOW
    13. 13. Full-Text from Pubget Remember to use the Pubget link from the library website & to log in to the proxy server.
    14. 14. Libraries Need an image? Medical Illustration © 2010 Nucleus Medical Media, Inc., www.nucleusinc.com
    15. 15. Libraries SMART Imagebase: Scientific & Medical Art • Includes animations and interactive tutorials • For non-commercial use (teaching, presentations, closed websites, etc...) • Connect to SMART through the clinical outreach page (select tab “Multimedia”): www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/clinicaloutreach/
    16. 16. Libraries New Point of Care Tool: DynaMed
    17. 17. Libraries DynaMed • Evidence-based • Over 3000 clinical topics (monitors content of 500 plus journals) • Updated daily • Drug information from AHFS • Includes calculators, decision trees, dose converters, patient handouts • Mobile versions available
    18. 18. Libraries DynaMed Searching • What is the treatment for denture-related oral candidiasis?
    19. 19. Libraries Recap • What third-party search engine will analyze PubMed results for you? • How do I see full-text PDFs (for UWO subscriptions) in my PubMed results sets? • How can I get images from SMART without the watermark? • How can I install DynaMed on my mobile?
    20. 20. Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian rfeathe@uwo.ca Slides: www.slideshare.net/featherr Website: www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/clinicaloutreach/

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