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Fam Med Fellows 2009 1 Oct09


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Fam Med Fellows 2009 1 Oct09

  1. 1. Welcome to the Arizona Health Sciences Library-Phoenix!
  2. 2. These are NOT the Phx stacks
  3. 3. Our Learning Objectives <ul><li>Your librarians’ names </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of library databases vs. Google </li></ul><ul><li>Key resources of the UA libraries, including Medline: OVID and PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>MS Word tips, Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your COM-Phoenix Librarians <ul><li>Jacque Doyle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>602-827-2031 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lindsey Greene </li></ul><ul><ul><li>602-827-2062 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. AHSL Mission <ul><li>To advance the education, research, clinical practice and community service goals of the Arizona Health Sciences Center and to foster informed health care practice in Arizona through: </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul>
  6. 6. Library Services
  7. 7. Library Resources Tucson and Phoenix <ul><li>30+ Information professionals (aka librarians) (2.5 in Phoenix) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to over 5,500 online journals </li></ul><ul><li>Print subscriptions to over 600 journals </li></ul><ul><li>Over 90,000 printed books and several thousand e-books </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-equipped classrooms </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>ALSO: </li></ul><ul><li>AHSL EBM Search </li></ul><ul><li>OVID Medline and more… </li></ul>
  9. 9. More Librarians <ul><li>At Teaching Hospitals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Lora and * S ally, Banner Good Sam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Kathy at PCH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Rebecca and * April, Maricopa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Molly and Billie, St. Joseph’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mary Lou and Evonda, Scottsdale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark, VAMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kay and Carol Ann, Mayo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Kathleen Carlson </li></ul></ul>* University of Arizona College of Medicine Clinical Education Librarians
  10. 10. Your UA Tucson Librarians <ul><li>David Howse </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Howe </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy Kramer </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Swift-Martin </li></ul><ul><li>Annabelle Nunez </li></ul><ul><li>and many more…Including several hospital-based Clinical Education Librarians in the Tucson area </li></ul>
  11. 11. We’ll begin with SEARCHING… <ul><li>And then move on to managing and using what you retrieve in your searches. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why Not Just Google?
  13. 13. Google Scholar ≠ Google
  14. 14. Google Scholar ( ) <ul><li>It is one of the largest databases on earth. </li></ul><ul><li>It does not include commercial content </li></ul><ul><li>It does how your library holdings. </li></ul><ul><li>It has a unique relevancy ranking </li></ul><ul><li>It may give you only a partial answer. </li></ul><ul><li>It is wise to use other sources as well </li></ul>
  15. 15. Advanced Google Searching
  16. 16. Tips from Google re Google Phrase search (&quot;&quot;) By putting double quotes around a set of words, you are telling Google to consider the exact words in that exact order without any change. Google already uses the order and the fact that the words are together as a very strong signal and will stray from it only for a good reason, so quotes are usually unnecessary. By insisting on phrase search you might be missing good results accidentally. For example, a search for [ &quot;Alexander Bell&quot; ] (with quotes) will miss the pages that refer to Alexander G. Bell. Search within a specific website (site:) Google allows you to specify that your search results must come from a given website. For example, the query [ iraq ] will return pages about Iraq but only from The simpler queries [ iraq ] or [ iraq New York Times ] will usually be just as good, though they might return results from other sites that mention the New York Times. You can also specify a whole class of sites, for example [ iraq ] will return results only from a .gov domain and [ iraq ] will return results only from Iraqi sites. Terms you want to exclude (-) Attaching a minus sign immediately before a word indicates that you do not want pages that contain this word to appear in your results. The minus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space. For example, in the query [ anti-virus software ], the minus sign is used as a hyphen and will not be interpreted as an exclusion symbol; whereas the query [ anti-virus -software ] will search for the words 'anti-virus' but exclude references to software. You can exclude as many words as you want by using the - sign in front of all of them, for example [ jaguar -cars -football -os ]. The - sign can be used to exclude more than just words. For example, place a hyphen before the 'site:' operator (without a space) to exclude a specific site from your search results. Fill in the blanks (*) The * , or wildcard, is a little-known feature that can be very powerful. If you include * within a query, it tells Google to try to treat the star as a placeholder for any unknown term(s) and then find the best matches. For example, the search [ Google * ] will give you results about many of Google's products (go to next page and next page -- we have many products). The query [ Obama voted * on the * bill ] will give you stories about different votes on different bills. Note that the * operator works only on whole words, not parts of words. The OR operator Google's default behavior is to consider all the words in a search. If you want to specifically allow either one of several words, you can use the OR operator (note that you have to type 'OR' in ALL CAPS). For example, [ San Francisco Giants 2004 OR 2005 ] will give you results about either one of these years, whereas [ San Francisco Giants 2004 2005 ] (without the OR) will show pages that include both years on the same page. The symbol | can be substituted for OR. (The AND operator, by the way, is the default, so it is not needed.) Exceptions to 'Every word matters' Words that are commonly used, like 'the,' 'a,' and 'for,' are usually ignored (these are called stop words). But there are even exceptions to this exception. The search [ the who ] likely refers to the band; the query [ who ] probably refers to the World Health Organization -- Google will not ignore the word 'the' in the first query. Synonyms might replace some words in your original query. (Adding + before a word disables synonyms.) A particular word might not appear on a page in your results if there is sufficient other evidence that the page is relevant. The evidence might come from language analysis that Google has done or many other sources. For example, the query [ overhead view of the bellagio pool ] will give you nice overhead pictures from pages that do not include the word 'overhead.' Punctuation that is not ignored Punctuation in popular terms that have particular meanings, like [ C++ ] or [ C# ] (both are names of programming languages), are not ignored. The dollar sign ($) is used to indicate prices. [ nikon 400 ] and [ nikon $400 ] will give different results. The hyphen - is sometimes used as a signal that the two words around it are very strongly connected. (Unless there is no space after the - and a space before it, in which case it is a negative sign.) The underscore symbol _ is not ignored when it connects two words, e.g. [ quick_sort ].
  17. 17. Google search basics: Basic search help <ul><li>Search is simple: just type whatever comes to mind in the search box…Sometime you'll find exactly what you were looking for with just a basic query. However the following tips can help you refine your technique to make the most of your searches… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some basic facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every word matters. Generally, all the words you put in the query will be used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search is always case insensitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With some exceptions , punctuation is ignored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines for better search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it simple. Simple is good. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think how the page you are looking for will be written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the words that are most likely to appear on the page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe what you need with as few terms as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose descriptive words </li></ul></ul>
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  19. 19. AHSL Library Portal
  20. 20. <ul><li>Great Tool: AHSL Developed EBM Search Engine </li></ul>Evidence Based Medicine e.g. Cochran Systematic Reviews e.g. PubMed Clinical Studies e.g. Textbooks e.g. UpToDate
  21. 21. Levels of … Chocolate Hershey Kisses Godiva Truffles Stever’s chocolates ( Park Ave., Rochester ) Ghirardelli Chocolate Bars D ecadence Fannie Farmer Sampler Nestlé's Quik
  22. 22. AHSL Library Portal
  23. 23. On campus Off campus
  24. 24. The first time you select a resource you will have to log in with your NetID and Password:
  25. 25. Logging into AHSL Resources with your NetID <ul><li>It is best to begin your search at the AHSL home page so you will be recognized as authenticated ! </li></ul><ul><li>If you are off campus, as soon as you select a resource to use, the system will request your NetID and password. </li></ul>
  26. 26. How to find other medical databases: Go to
  27. 27. These are the medical databases: Scroll down for complete list
  28. 28. How to find online journals: Go to
  29. 29. Search for Journal Title or Textwords Can also choose “Title contains all words”
  30. 30. PubMed vs. OVID Medline <ul><li>The National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database is available from many sources. The two primary ways to access MEDLINE at UA are PubMed and Ovid . Both are available on the AHSL Web under Databases . </li></ul><ul><li>Use PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>if you want to learn a MEDLINE interface that will be always available to you, even if you leave UA. </li></ul><ul><li>when you want quick results with strategies automatically created for you. </li></ul><ul><li>when you are looking for extremely recent citations. </li></ul><ul><li>if you are off-campus and having connection issues. </li></ul><ul><li>when you also want to search for genetics and molecular biology information </li></ul><ul><li>Use Ovid MEDLINE </li></ul><ul><li>to be guided through selections for a precise search based on Medical Subject Headings, subheadings, and limits. </li></ul><ul><li>to build a search strategy in steps and by trying multiple combinations </li></ul><ul><li>For a more extensive comparison of Ovid MEDLINE and PubMed, click here , a site posted by our colleagues at Dartmouth! </li></ul>
  31. 32. PubMed Tips <ul><li>Create your My NCBI Account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize Display and Searching Limits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it easy to save and email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up Alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notice and use the tabs across the top </li></ul><ul><li>Notice and use the menu on left </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical queries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special queries </li></ul></ul>
  32. 36. Note: You can go to PubMed directly, but by starting from the AHSL home page, you will be linked from the database TO items in the Library’s collections.
  33. 44. Many Other Resources & Services <ul><li>DynaMed ( phoenix/dynamed ) </li></ul><ul><li>MD Consult/First Consult </li></ul><ul><li>Up To Date (on campus only) </li></ul><ul><li>EBM Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books and Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Obtaining materials from Tucson </li></ul><ul><li>And more… </li></ul>All found from:
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  35. 46. Ask your librarians.. <ul><li>One-to-one sessions on PubMed, DynaMed, or whatever interests you! </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation on special projects searches </li></ul><ul><li>Critical appraisal </li></ul>
  36. 47. Contact Us on via our email form: <ul><li>“ Ask a Health Librarian” </li></ul> Or call 602-827-2062
  37. 48. Now moving from finding and saving… managing, organizing and using what you find...
  38. 50. RefWorks <ul><li>With your OVID or PubMed Search Window still open, log in to RefWorks via the AHSL Home Page, or directly here: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handout at: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create your account </li></ul><ul><li>Run your search and save to file </li></ul><ul><li>Import file into RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Create your bibliography and access it from anywhere and in any format (APA, etc.) </li></ul>
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  40. 55. <ul><li>Creating </li></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Changing </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting for effect </li></ul><ul><li>Etc…. </li></ul>
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  42. 60. Our Learning Objectives <ul><li>Your librarians’ names </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of library databases vs. Google </li></ul><ul><li>Key resources of the UA libraries, including Medline: OVID and PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>MS Word tips, Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
  43. 61. tHANK YOU! We look forward to working with you!