Pubmed & endnote march2012

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Pubmed & endnote march2012

  1. 1. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYPubmed & EndnoteWeb - a match made in heavenIsla KuhnReader Services LibrarianMedical Library
  2. 2. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYintroducing the research topic • clarifying the question • setting parametersreviewing relevant literature • Identifying keywords and synonyms • Structuring your search strategy with boolean logic • Identify relevant sources (and then search them!)References • DON’T plagiarise! • Don’t lose marks through sloppy references
  3. 3. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYintroducing the research topic • clarifying the question • setting parametersreviewing relevant literature • Identifying keywords and synonyms • Structuring your search strategy with boolean logic • Identify relevant sources (and then search them!)References • DON’T plagiarise! • Don’t lose marks through sloppy references
  4. 4. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYintroducing the research topic • clarifying the question • setting parametersreviewing relevant literature • Identifying keywords and synonyms • Structuring your search strategy with boolean logic • Identify relevant sources (and then search them!)References • DON’T plagiarise! • Don’t write sloppy references • Don’t lose track of your references
  5. 5. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYintroducing the research topic • clarifying the question • setting parametersreviewing relevant literature Literature Search etc • Identifying keywords and synonyms • Structuring your search strategy with boolean logic • Identify relevant sources (and then search them!)References • DON’T plagiarise! • Don’t write sloppy references Managing References • Don’t lose track of your references
  6. 6. From Topic to Results CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARY • Topic -> question -> keywords/synonymsEffect of chocolate in prevention of heart disease...”Is consuming chocolate effective in reducing risk of heart disease?” …. Themes / PICO …………………keywords???.... synonyms???........................
  7. 7. From Topic to Results CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYIs consuming chocolate effective in reducing the risk of heart disease? P –problem / patient? I – Intervention? C – Comparison? O – Outcome? Synonyms?
  8. 8. From Topic to Results CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYIs consuming chocolate effective in reducing the risk of heart disease?P – heart diseaseI – chocolateC–O – prevention
  9. 9. From Topic to Results CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYIs consuming chocolate effective in reducing the risk of heart disease?P – heart disease / heart failure / cardiovascular disease / coronary diseaseI – chocolate / cocoa / cacaoC–O –risk / prevention / prevalence
  10. 10. Quiz 1 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYWhich will give you most hits (a more SENSITIVE search) 1. coronary disease AND heart failure 2. coronary disease OR heart failure 3. coronary disease NOT heart failure
  11. 11. From Topic to Results: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYBoolean LogicOR – to broaden your search, by combining similar terms eg “exercise” or “physical activity”Either term can be present in the resulting set of articles. Cerebral-vascular Stroke Accident
  12. 12. Quiz 2 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYWhich will give you better hits (a more SPECIFIC search)? 1. coronary disease AND chocolate 2. chocolate OR heart failure 3. coronary disease NOT chocolate 4. risk AND chocolate
  13. 13. From Topic to Results: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYBoolean Logic AND – to narrow the search by combining different topics eg “physiotherapy” and “stroke” Both terms must be present in the results. Physiotherapy Stroke
  14. 14. Quiz 3 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYWhich will give you best hits (most SPECIFIC search)?3. coronary disease AND chocolate AND risk4. (coronary disease OR heart failure) AND chocolate AND risk5. chocolate AND risk AND coronary failure6. risk AND (chocolate OR cocoa) AND (coronary disease OR heart failure)
  15. 15. From Topic to Results: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYBoolean LogicNOT – to restrict your search so that it does not contain a particular term eg“physical therapy” not “manual therapy”The first, but not the second, term must be present. Physical Manual Therapy Therapy
  16. 16. From Topic to ResultsIs consuming chocolate effective in the prevention of CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYheart disease?heart disease OR cardiovascular disease or coronary diseaseANDchocolate OR cocoa OR cacaoANDprevention OR risk or prevalenceLimits?MeSH?
  17. 17. From topic to search CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARY• Databases • PubMed • ???
  18. 18. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYlibrary.medschl.cam.ac.uk/services-databases.php www.lib.cam.ac.uk/eresources
  19. 19. From strategy to references CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARY http://www.pubmed.gov http://www.myendnoteweb.com
  20. 20. From strategy to references CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYLibrarySearch / e-journals@cambridgehttp://search.lib.cam.ac.uk/ and/or NHS ejournals? http://tinyurl.com/nhs-ejournals
  21. 21. Searching – Do’s & Don’ts CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARY• Don’t try to do the whole search in one line• Don’t imagine that your first attempt will get all the articles you need• Don’t give up!
  22. 22. Searching – Do’s & Don’ts CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARY• Do think of alternative ways of talking about your topic• Do learn from your hits and your misses• Do remember that you still have to critically appraise each article• Do ask for help
  23. 23. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARY
  24. 24. Help! CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEDICAL LIBRARYIsla Kuhn Reader Services Librarian Medical Library Box 111 Addenbrooke’s Hospital email: ilk21@cam.ac.uk phone: (01223 3) 36750 web: http://library.medschl.cam.ac.uk Thank you.

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