Stay Informed!  Tools for Keeping Current with Research Publications in Your Field July 14th, 2011  ROBIN FEATHERSTONE
In 1980, reading 1 RCT per day would keep you up to date… http://trusttheevidence.net/carl-heneghan/how-many-randomized-tr...
How do you stay informed?
Agenda <ul><li>Email Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>RSS (Really Simple Syndication) </li></ul>
Objectives <ul><li>By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Set up email alerts that match your...
How do alerts work?
<ul><li>AMED </li></ul><ul><li>BIOSIS </li></ul><ul><li>CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>EMBASE </li></ul><ul><li>Medline </li></u...
What kind of alerts can I set up? <ul><li>TOPIC: Receive recent articles on a topic of interest  </li></ul><ul><li>eToC: R...
Demo  - Topic Alert <ul><li>Search PubMed for recent RCTs on gastric endoscopic ultrasonography </li></ul>
Exercise – Topic Alert <ul><li>Create an account with MyNCBI </li></ul><ul><li>Search PubMed for Reviews published on with...
Demo  – eToC (Table of Contents)  <ul><li>Set up an eTOC for the  Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology  </li></ul>
Exercise – eTOC (Table of Contents) <ul><li>Subscribe to the eTOC for the journal  Cardiovascular Research  using either t...
Demo  – Author Alert  <ul><li>Set up an alert to tell you when new articles are published by Simon N. Young from McGill </...
Exercise – Author Alert <ul><li>Set up an alert to tell you when new articles are published by Beth S. Rachlis from the Un...
Demo  – Citation Alert  <ul><li>Set up an alert in Scopus to tell you when the following article is referenced: </li></ul>...
Exercise <ul><li>Create an account and set up an alert in Scopus to tell you when the following paper is cited:  </li></ul...
10 min break
RSS = Really Simple Syndication http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2007/02/keeping_up.html http://commoncraft.com/...
How does RSS work? <ul><li>Register for a  “ feeder ”  (e.g., Google Reader) </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to  “ feeds ” </l...
Demo  – RSS from PubMed <ul><li>Search PubMed to find published articles from University of Toronto in the journals  Gastr...
Exercise – RSS from PubMed <ul><li>Create an account (if you don ’t already have one) for an RSS Reader </li></ul><ul><li>...
Demo – RSS from the Web <ul><li>Some excellent RSS feeds: </li></ul><ul><li>http://firstwatch.jwatch.org/ </li></ul><ul><l...
Recap <ul><li>You would have to read ____ articles everyday to keep up with the number of published RCTs </li></ul><ul><li...
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Stay Informed! Tools for Keeping Current with Research Publications in Your Field

  1. 1. Stay Informed! Tools for Keeping Current with Research Publications in Your Field July 14th, 2011 ROBIN FEATHERSTONE
  2. 2. In 1980, reading 1 RCT per day would keep you up to date… http://trusttheevidence.net/carl-heneghan/how-many-randomized-trials-are-published-each-year How many RCTs would you have to read today?
  3. 3. How do you stay informed?
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Email Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>RSS (Really Simple Syndication) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Objectives <ul><li>By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Set up email alerts that match your areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe and manage RSS feeds using a reader </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do alerts work?
  7. 7. <ul><li>AMED </li></ul><ul><li>BIOSIS </li></ul><ul><li>CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>EMBASE </li></ul><ul><li>Medline </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>PsycINFO </li></ul><ul><li>Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul>Which health sciences databases offer alerts?
  8. 8. What kind of alerts can I set up? <ul><li>TOPIC: Receive recent articles on a topic of interest </li></ul><ul><li>eToC: Receive electronic Table of Contents for a key journal in your field </li></ul><ul><li>AUTHOR: Monitor an important author ’s work </li></ul><ul><li>CITATION: Keep track of citations to a particular paper </li></ul>
  9. 9. Demo - Topic Alert <ul><li>Search PubMed for recent RCTs on gastric endoscopic ultrasonography </li></ul>
  10. 10. Exercise – Topic Alert <ul><li>Create an account with MyNCBI </li></ul><ul><li>Search PubMed for Reviews published on withdrawal times for colonoscopies (or a topic of interest to you) </li></ul><ul><li>Set up an email alert for new abstracts on the first Monday of each month </li></ul>
  11. 11. Demo – eToC (Table of Contents) <ul><li>Set up an eTOC for the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology </li></ul>
  12. 12. Exercise – eTOC (Table of Contents) <ul><li>Subscribe to the eTOC for the journal Cardiovascular Research using either the publisher ’ s website or … </li></ul><ul><li>Use Single Citation Matcher in PubMed to search for the contents of the journal </li></ul><ul><li>Save your search </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a monthly alert using MyNCBI </li></ul>
  13. 13. Demo – Author Alert <ul><li>Set up an alert to tell you when new articles are published by Simon N. Young from McGill </li></ul>
  14. 14. Exercise – Author Alert <ul><li>Set up an alert to tell you when new articles are published by Beth S. Rachlis from the University of Toronto </li></ul>
  15. 15. Demo – Citation Alert <ul><li>Set up an alert in Scopus to tell you when the following article is referenced: </li></ul><ul><li>Liberman, M., Liberman, D., Sampalis, J. S., & Mulder, D. S. (2006). Delays to surgery in non-small-cell lung cancer. Canadian Journal of Surgery, 49 (1), 31-36. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Exercise <ul><li>Create an account and set up an alert in Scopus to tell you when the following paper is cited: </li></ul><ul><li>Williams, M. (2008). Infection control and prevention in perioperative practice. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 18 (7), 274-278. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 10 min break
  18. 18. RSS = Really Simple Syndication http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2007/02/keeping_up.html http://commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
  19. 19. How does RSS work? <ul><li>Register for a “ feeder ” (e.g., Google Reader) </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to “ feeds ” </li></ul><ul><li>Review and organize your feeds in your feeder </li></ul>
  20. 20. Demo – RSS from PubMed <ul><li>Search PubMed to find published articles from University of Toronto in the journals Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Gut </li></ul><ul><li>Create and RSS feed of your search and add it to your feeder. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Exercise – RSS from PubMed <ul><li>Create an account (if you don ’t already have one) for an RSS Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Search PubMed to find published articles from McGill in the journals Annals of Surgery, Endoscopy and American Journal of Transplantation </li></ul><ul><li>Create an RSS feed of your search and add it to your feeder </li></ul>
  22. 22. Demo – RSS from the Web <ul><li>Some excellent RSS feeds: </li></ul><ul><li>http://firstwatch.jwatch.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cmaj.ca/rss/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.imedicalapps.com/feed/ </li></ul><ul><li>… and many, many more </li></ul>
  23. 23. Recap <ul><li>You would have to read ____ articles everyday to keep up with the number of published RCTs </li></ul><ul><li>You can subscribe to eTOCS through a journal ’s website or ______ </li></ul><ul><li>To use RSS you need a ______ & a ______ </li></ul><ul><li>Use _____ to create a citation search </li></ul><ul><li>It makes your librarian very happy when you fill out your ______ </li></ul>

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