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Library resources at your fingertips 2012 slide share


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In you are new to Western (UWO), this is one way to learn about medical information resources provided by Western Libraries.

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Library resources at your fingertips 2012 slide share

  1. 1. LIBRARY RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: AN INTRODUCTION TO USING WESTERN LIBRARY RESOURCES AND MOBILE APPSNazi Torabintorabi at uwo.caResearch & Instructional Librarian (Medical Sciences Librarian)Allyn & Betty Taylor LibrarySeptember 12, 2012
  2. 2. OVERVIEW Library website overview Where to start  Types of research studies  Level of evidence hierarchy  Types of information resources  Medical Literature and databases  Point-of-Care tools (POC)  Grey literature  and more Retrieving PDFs Campus vs. Off-Campus Access Recommended Tools for Mobile Devices
  3. 3. WESTERN LIBRARIES ACCESS AccessMedicine ACP Pier Cochrane Library Diagnosarus Dynamed ePocrates Rx Essential AccessMedicine Evidence Plus
  4. 4. FROM PROGRAM GUIDE PAGES OR DATABASES PAGE Bookmark PubMed from here Bookmark Google Scholar from here
  5. 5. TYPES OF MEDICAL QUESTIONS Therapy Comparing interventions Prevention How to reduce risk Diagnosis How accurate a diagnostic test is Prognosis Likely outcome, progression or survival Etiology/Harm Caused of this condition Cost Analysis Economic analysis Quality of Life Quality of Life
  6. 6. TYPES OF RESEARCH STUDIES Therapy RCTSystematic Review or Meta Analysis when available RCT > Cohort Study > Case Prevention Control Diagnosis Prospective, blind controlled trial comparison to gold standard Prognosis Cohort Study > Case Control > Case Series/Case Report Etiology/Harm RCT > Cohort Study > Case Control Cost Analysis Economic analysis Quality of Life Qualitative studies Adapted form :
  7. 7. EVIDENCE HIERARCHY Trip Database •Cochran Library •DARE •Pubmed•Essential Evidence Plus•National Guideline Clearinghouse•ACP PIER•etc •ACP Journal Club •Pubmed •EMBASE •Scopus •etc /Research peer-reviewed articles Diagram from :
  8. 8. CLINICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES• Unfiltered medical information sources  Article databases (PubMed, AMED , EMBASE, PsycINFO, SCOPUS)Pick the right database based on Subject coverage Update frequency Publication type Language covered Index terms
  9. 9. CLINICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES• Filtered medical information sources (POC tools)  DynaMed  ACP Pier  Essential Evidence Plus  UpToDate  e-CPS  Drug Information
  10. 10. MORE ON DATABASES Environmental Health topic  EMBASE  Health Canada: Environmental and Workplace Health  Western Library guide Psychology  PsycINFO  Other psychology databases Health Economy or via Cochrane  NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED)  Health Technology Assessment (HTA) } Library
  11. 11. GREY LITERATURE  Guidelines and Policies  Theses and Dissertation  Conference processing  Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  Canadian Medical Association CPG Infobase  Greynet International  OpenGrey  OpenSIGLE: System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe  New York Academy of Medicines Current Grey Lit Report
  12. 12. OTHER INFORMATION TOOLS Search engines  Google  Google Scholar  Pubget  Trip databse Multimedia resource collection  Anatomy TV  SMART imagebase  AccessMedicine (select Multimedia)  Henry Stewart Talks  NEJM Videos in Clinical Medicine  Springer protocols Evaluation  Faculty of 1000 (F1000) Citation track and report  Journal Citation Report (JCR)  Google Scholar  Scopus  Web of Science
  13. 13. •You heard about recent research article entitled: “Clinical andBiomarker Changes in Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease”•Use Pubget and retrieve this article
  14. 14.  Use Trip Database Search for Alzheimer’s Disease AND Biomarker Limit to highest level of evidence Share your Result
  15. 15. SUMMARY SO FAR Identifying question types Identifying studies that best answer your question Searching down the levels of evidence Picking the right source of information
  16. 16. WESTERN LIBRARIES OFF-CAMPUS ACCESSOption A: Option B:Log in at Use the EZ Proxy button o Visit ote.shtml#button o Follow the instruction to install the EZProxy button for your browser
  17. 17. HOW WOULD YOU GET THE PDF?Frazier CA. (1976). Asthma, ephedrine, and Olympic eligibility. JAMA. Dec 27;236(26):2942. PMID: 1036551
  18. 18.  Once logged in to the proxy server,  look for the term ‘proxy’ in the URL address of your browser  look for the “Get it @ Western” button
  19. 19. LIBRARY TO GO Web-enable vs. Mobile Apps Recommended tools for mobile devices AccessMedicine ACP Pier  Cochrane ograms/clinicaloutreach/g Library Diagnosarus Dynamed ePocrates Rx ml Essential AccessMedicine Evidence Plus
  20. 20. SOME NOTES DynaMed  Offline access  Obtain serial number  Skypscape ePocrates  tipsAndTricks Lexi-Comp via hospitals Five steps to buying medical apps on the App Store  apps-app-store/ CNET Reviews - Handheld Buying Guide HandHeld reviews and news
  21. 21. QUESTIONS Need library related assistance? Please don’t hesitate to contact me: Nazi Torabi 519-661-2111 x88992 ntorabi at