Keeping Current with the Literature


              Mark MacEachern
           Liaison Services Librarian
           Healt...
The problem

•   Pubmed alone indexes approximately 5200 US journals
•   MEDLINE contains 18+ million citations
•   About ...
The problem is not new
So, how much time would it take?



           627.5
         hours / month
So, how much time would it take?
What can I do?

1.   Table of Contents alerts (PubMed, OvidSP, ISI)
2.   Literature alerts (PubMed, OvidSP, ISI)
3.   Goog...
Definition aside – RSS

• Really Simple Syndication
• Communication medium (like email)
• RSS feeds – coupled with client ...
RSS




Common Craft. RSS in Plain English (http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english)
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Find Journal(s)
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Find Journal(s)
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Find Journal(s)
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Save Search
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Save Search
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Save Search
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Save Search
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – RSS
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – RSS
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – RSS
1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Google Reader
2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Conduct
                     Search
 ((periodontal diseases) OR (periodontium) OR (p...
2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Conduct
                     Search
2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Save
                   Search
2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Save
             Search – MyNCBI
2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Receive
                     Email
2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – RSS
2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – RSS
3. Google Alerts




e.g.: (smoking OR smoker OR tobacco) AND dental implants
                 e.g.: “mark maceachern”
3. Google Alerts
3(a). Google News Alerts
3(a). Google News Alerts (email)
4. Blogs – Dental




http://www.thenewdentistblog.com/
4. Blogs – Dental




http://implantblog.wordpress.com/
4. Blogs – Dental




http://dentaltechnologyblog.blogspot.com/
4. Blogs - General




http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/
5. Twitter




http://twitter.com/
6. iTunes U – Dentistry
6. iTunes U – Dentistry
7. iGoogle




http://www.google.com/ig
8. Synthesized Litearture – ADA EBD




             http://ebd.ada.org/
8. Synthesized Literature – Cochrane
Questions?

Mark MacEachern / UM Librarian / markmac@umich.edu
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Keeping Current With The Literature

  1. 1. Keeping Current with the Literature Mark MacEachern Liaison Services Librarian Health Sciences Libraries markmac@umich.edu
  2. 2. The problem • Pubmed alone indexes approximately 5200 US journals • MEDLINE contains 18+ million citations • About 2000-4000 citations are added each week • 670 943 added in 2007 (NLM data)* *http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/bsd_key.html
  3. 3. The problem is not new
  4. 4. So, how much time would it take? 627.5 hours / month
  5. 5. So, how much time would it take?
  6. 6. What can I do? 1. Table of Contents alerts (PubMed, OvidSP, ISI) 2. Literature alerts (PubMed, OvidSP, ISI) 3. Google alerts 4. Blogs 5. Twitter 6. iTunes U (podcasts) 7. iGoogle 8. Read synthesized literature – Cochrane – ADA EBD
  7. 7. Definition aside – RSS • Really Simple Syndication • Communication medium (like email) • RSS feeds – coupled with client aggregators – provide a way to keep track of frequently updated, web-based content… • …without having to constantly go to individual websites to see if they’ve changed • Updated web content automatically comes to you – Blogs, News, TOCs, Searches, Grant opportunities, etc.
  8. 8. RSS Common Craft. RSS in Plain English (http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english)
  9. 9. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Find Journal(s)
  10. 10. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Find Journal(s)
  11. 11. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Find Journal(s)
  12. 12. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Save Search
  13. 13. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Save Search
  14. 14. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Save Search
  15. 15. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Save Search
  16. 16. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – RSS
  17. 17. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – RSS
  18. 18. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – RSS
  19. 19. 1. TOC Alerts – PubMed – Google Reader
  20. 20. 2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Conduct Search ((periodontal diseases) OR (periodontium) OR (periodont*) OR (periodontics)) AND (((diabetes mellitus) OR (diabetes insipidus) OR (diabet*) OR ("dm 1" OR "dm i" OR "dm 2" OR "dm ii")) OR ((glycosylated hemoglobin a) OR (a1c OR "hb a1c" OR hba1c) OR (blood glucose) OR ("blood sugar") OR ("glucose control") OR ("glucose level") OR ("sugar control") OR ("sugar level") OR (hyperglycemia) OR (hypoglycemia) OR (glycemi*) OR (glycaemi*) OR (hyperglyc*) OR (hypoglyc*)))
  21. 21. 2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Conduct Search
  22. 22. 2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Save Search
  23. 23. 2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Save Search – MyNCBI
  24. 24. 2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – Receive Email
  25. 25. 2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – RSS
  26. 26. 2. Literature Search Alert – PubMed – RSS
  27. 27. 3. Google Alerts e.g.: (smoking OR smoker OR tobacco) AND dental implants e.g.: “mark maceachern”
  28. 28. 3. Google Alerts
  29. 29. 3(a). Google News Alerts
  30. 30. 3(a). Google News Alerts (email)
  31. 31. 4. Blogs – Dental http://www.thenewdentistblog.com/
  32. 32. 4. Blogs – Dental http://implantblog.wordpress.com/
  33. 33. 4. Blogs – Dental http://dentaltechnologyblog.blogspot.com/
  34. 34. 4. Blogs - General http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/
  35. 35. 5. Twitter http://twitter.com/
  36. 36. 6. iTunes U – Dentistry
  37. 37. 6. iTunes U – Dentistry
  38. 38. 7. iGoogle http://www.google.com/ig
  39. 39. 8. Synthesized Litearture – ADA EBD http://ebd.ada.org/
  40. 40. 8. Synthesized Literature – Cochrane
  41. 41. Questions? Mark MacEachern / UM Librarian / markmac@umich.edu

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