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06.06.12

  1. 1. Searching at 70 mph Tips for finding facts by the bedside Metropolitan New Library Council Hospital Library Services Program June 12, 2006 Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, MD
  2. 2. Searching at 70 mph ● Introductions ● Search engines ● Mobile computers ● Q&A
  3. 3. Google is brilliant because... ● They use the web’s peer-review process to organize information ● The user interface is text ● But... everyone thinks they are a good driver
  4. 4. The creators of Yahoo! could have been librarians
  5. 5. The creators of Yahoo! could have been librarians
  6. 6. The user interface is text
  7. 7. The user interface is text
  8. 8. Use clinical words wherever possible
  9. 9. Use clinical words wherever possible
  10. 10. Use “site:” to restrict search to certain websites
  11. 11. Use “site:” to restrict search to certain websites
  12. 12. Use Google Scholar for reviews and seminal papers
  13. 13. Localise Google Scholar
  14. 14. Localise Google Scholar
  15. 15. Use Google Images for PowerPoint presentations (don’t forget copyright)
  16. 16. Problems ● Google’s success is leading to positive feedback loop rather than independent peer-review ● Coverage is not comprehensive ● User success leads to false confidence ● How should librarians approach organizing resources in a post-Google world?
  17. 17. What is a mobile computer? ● Ultramobile – Handheld computer – Smartphone ● Advantages – portable – battery life – always on – easy sharing
  18. 18. Why it is here to stay ● Handheld computers become smartphones, and every clinician is already carrying a phone – Aziz et al (PMID 16109177) gave smartphones to surgeons and improved responsiveness to nurses ● No charge left behind – Moulton et al (PMID 16385275) gave handheld computers to trauma surgeons and increases charge capture
  19. 19. Evidence-based medicine: UpToDate Good, comprehensive, traditional www.uptodate.com
  20. 20. Evidence-based medicine: MedHand Impressive technology, simple to manage www.medhand.com
  21. 21. Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com
  22. 22. Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com
  23. 23. Evidence-based medicine: InfoRetriever Quick answers to clinical questions www.infopoems.com
  24. 24. Personal information ● Do not underestimate the organizer software ● The more they write the more they find ● Copy and paste abstracts
  25. 25. Local knowledge ● Plucker and RepliGo versions of local protocols ● Beaming
  26. 26. Local knowledge ● Plucker and RepliGo versions of local protocols ● Beaming
  27. 27. Q&A ● Mohammad Al-Ubaydli me@mo.md ● Copies of the presentation are available at www.handheldsfordoctors.com

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