Surgery orientation to library resources


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Surgery orientation to library resources

  1. 1. Orientation to Library Services & Resources for Surgical Residents Alla Iansavitchene, BSc, MLIS, Clinical Librarian, LHSC, Victoria Hospital Robin Featherstone, BA, MLIS, Clinical Medicine Librarian, University of Western Ontario
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>1. LHSC Library Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced information services to support your information needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Western Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-site access to Western’s collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key surgical information sources </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 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>Literature searches (done for you) </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing support, consultation, workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Local collection </li></ul><ul><li>“ Location, location, location,” - on-site assistance </li></ul>
  4. 4. Part I. LHSC Library Services – who we are, what we do <ul><li>Manager; Clinical librarians (5); Reference librarian; Library technicians (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Split between UH & VH (and LRCP), but work as one team </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian portfolios • Medicine Services, Surgery Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Clinical librarian – site - UH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Clinical librarian – site - VH </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What does LHSC library do exactly? <ul><li>Conventional library services we provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books, journals, inter-library loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access, tech support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The major services rendered, in addition to conventional library and information services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current awareness services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demystify literature searching </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What can the library do for you? <ul><li>The LHSC HSL </li></ul><ul><li>Support for... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature/ Database Searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Support and Consultation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information skills training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Awareness Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loans of articles or books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Space and Access </li></ul>
  7. 8. Literature/database searching <ul><li>Health Sciences Library staff will: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide consultation on search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Carry out detailed research based on your needs (ie, SR, review article, presentation, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Request literature search: </li></ul><ul><li>in person, </li></ul><ul><li>by phone, </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail, or </li></ul><ul><li>on-line Literature Request Search Form ( accessible from LHSC Intranet ) </li></ul>
  8. 9. The approach <ul><ul><li>Start by articulating your problem as a question or sentence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example of a literature search request. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Literature Search Request: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I would like a literature search conducted on methods of conservative treatment for distal radial fractures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m working on a research project and I am interested in quality trials, involving mainly adults .” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Literature/database searching cont’d <ul><li>Specialist at Health Sciences Library will: </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a reference interview to clarify the depth and level of information required </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate a research strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Carry out research using the most suitable method </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and use the most appropriate sources of information for particular type of question </li></ul><ul><li>Use search engines, indexes, abstracts and other tools to retrieve information </li></ul><ul><li>- Present the findings in the required format (ie. MS Word, Excel, or download to the Reference Manager citation management software, etc.) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Publishing support <ul><li>LHSC Health Sciences Library offers support to individuals wishing to contribute to the field of health sciences through formal publication. </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial on publishing in the Health Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Online publishing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation with a clinical librarian: </li></ul><ul><li>- Journal Selection; </li></ul><ul><li>- Impact Factor; </li></ul><ul><li> - Data Management (RefWorks, Reference Manager); </li></ul><ul><li> - other </li></ul>
  11. 12. Reference Assistance <ul><li>I am running a journal club, and I need some current articles on screening for prostate cancer. Tests include digital rectal examination (DRE), the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and the transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy (TRUS) – can you help me with my search strategy? </li></ul><ul><li>I have a quote here with no citation. Can you find me the original article? </li></ul>Ask A Librarian!
  12. 13. Information skills training <ul><ul><li>Classes we currently run: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database searching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medline, PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Library </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence-based Practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and more </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>New classes can be </li></ul><ul><li>developed based on recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>from library clients </li></ul><ul><li>Register online! </li></ul>
  13. 14. Where is the library? <ul><li>LHSC Health Sciences Library has 4 sites: </li></ul><ul><li>University Hospital: B3-248 </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria Hospital: ELL-315 </li></ul><ul><li>London Regional Cancer Program: A4-912 </li></ul><ul><li>South Street Hospital: (unstaffed) E-503 </li></ul>
  14. 15. You get access to… <ul><li>A quiet study space </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>GroupWise e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of books and journals </li></ul><ul><li>Service Hours: </li></ul><ul><li>UH & VH: 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access to all sites! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UH: Sign up for card access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VH: Call 52281 for security to open the door </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Part II. Western Libraries <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>
  16. 17. Off-Site Access Why are they asking me to pay??
  17. 18. Proxy Server 129.100.*.*
  18. 19. 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><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Accessing Full-Text <ul><li>Once logged in to the proxy server, look for the “Get it @ Western” button </li></ul>
  20. 21. Full-Text from PubMed Remember to use the PubMed link from Western Libraries’ website.
  21. 22. Get it @ Western Option 1: Link to Full-Text Option 2: Check the catalogue
  22. 23. Full-Text from Pubget Remember to use the Pubget link from the library website & to log in to the proxy server.
  23. 24. Exercise – Finding Full-Text <ul><li>Access the PDF of the following article: </li></ul><ul><li>McCalden RW, Charron KD, Yuan X, Bourne RB, Naudie DD, MacDonald SJ. Randomised controlled trial comparing early migration of two collarless polished cemented stems using radiostereometric analysis . J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 Jul;92(7):935-40. PubMed PMID: 20595110. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Key Internal Medicine Resources <ul><li>What information tools have you used? </li></ul>
  25. 26. Selected Surgery Info
  26. 27. Live Demo
  27. 28. Exercise – Clinical Tools <ul><li>Find evidence summaries for surgical interventions for abdominal aortic aneurysm </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ACP Pier </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DynaMed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UptoDate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Exercise – Image Search <ul><li>You’re preparing a presentation on tracheostomy procedures – find some images or animations to use in your presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Caveat: Without breaking copyright </li></ul>
  29. 30. Medical Illustration © 2010 Nucleus Medical Media, Inc., SMART Imagebase
  30. 31. Recap <ul><li>What’s the difference between the hospital and university libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you request a literature search? </li></ul><ul><li>What tool retrieves full-text PDFs in your PubMed results sets? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you find DynaMed on the Western Libraries’ website? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find licensed images for presentations? </li></ul><ul><li>It makes Alla and Robin really happy when you fill in your _____? </li></ul>
  31. 32. 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, UWO </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 (done for you) </li></ul><ul><li>Searching consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Literature searches (done for you) </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>