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Searching PubMed & Web of Sciences for Brain Behavior & Cognitive Science

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  • Results not properly focused; look at search details
  • Results not properly focused; look at search details
  • Rethink your search to come up with more & better search terms
  • Words in black are new & are MeSH
  • After determining your set of search terms, the next step for building your search is to establish how you want to combine your terms in order to get the most relevant results.Boolean operators, which are AND & OR, allow you to combine terms in different ways.In the example on the left, I’m using OR to combine two related terms. This is helpful when you’re are searching for a concept and you want to combine all keywords related to that concept. Here I’m searching for all articles about bad breath OR all articles about halitosis. This will give me a large result set.The example on the right shows what happens when you combine search terms using the Boolean operator AND. Using AND is used to combine different concepts. This search will return only the results that cover bad breath and toothbrushing. This will be a smaller result set than either of the individual search terms. A search for depression may return 10,000 results and a search for heart attack could return 20,000 results, but out of those possible 30,000 articles, you may only find that 5,000 of the results discuss both topics within the same article.
  • Starting to get more focused, on-target results
  • Filters help focus search results appropriately
  • Can also click on any author name to get list of everything that the person has written that’s indexed in PubMed.
  • Easily look of an article when you have the information; check “bad” or incomplete citations, or look up everything that an author has written & is indexed in PubMed.
  • Dropdown lists for journal & author names: when possible, choose from list. You can enter as much or as little information as you want. To find an incorrect citation, put in only the info that you think is correct: for ex, author name, journal, some words in article title.
  • Psych 331 Database searching 2014

    1. 1. Library Resources for Psych 331: Research Methods in Brain, Behavior & Cognitive Science Carol Shannon, Neuroscience Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library Susan Turkel, Psychology & Sociology Librarian, Hatcher Graduate Library Taubman Health Sciences Library Hatcher Graduate Library
    2. 2. Session Overview • How to Search: – PubMed – PsycINFO – Web of Science • Time to work on course assignment
    3. 3. Looking for information on Brain stimulation & social cognition
    4. 4. SEARCHING PUBMED Access from Psych 331 research guide or library web page
    5. 5. PubMed : Searching with keywords neural response species (human/ animal) emotions / psychology cognition / cognitive strategies brain stimulation and social cognition invasive non-invasive stimulation Alzheimer disease age / aging
    6. 6. FINDING MESH TERMS MEdical Subject Headings
    7. 7. Use subheadings with care; they can focus your search dramatically. Shows where term is on the “tree” & what other terms will be included in your search (every term below).
    8. 8. PubMed : Revised search terms, keywords + MeSH cognition cognitive disorders species (i.e., human/ animal) social psychology age aging brain stimulation and social cognition Alzheimer disease social perception dementia transcranial magnetic stimulation/ electric stimulation
    9. 9. Boolean Operators OR = More results Combine Synonyms AND = fewer results Combine Concepts (Alzheimer disease OR dementia) dementia AND electric stimulation Alzheimer disease dementia dementia electric stimulation
    10. 10. REVISED SEARCH (alzheimer disease OR dementia) AND (electric stimulation OR brain stimulation) AND (social perception OR cognition OR cognitive disorders)
    11. 11. ADDING FILTERS: Age, Language, Species, Article Type, Etc.
    14. 14. Practice • 1. Scenario: You want to find out what the research says about sex differences in drug addiction. Write down at least three keywords that you would use to search this topic: – – – – – • 2. How would you limit your search to results from 2008-present? – • Sex factors Recurrence Addictive behavior Substance related disorders, drug abuse, drug dependence Specific drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, alcohol Click the Publication Dates – Custom Range and enter 2008-2013 3. Locate the article by Jill B. Becker entitled Sex differences in drug abuse. – How did you locate this citation? Single citation matcher – What are 3 MeSH terms used to index the article? cocaine, estrogen, narcotics, nicotine – Does UM have electronic access? Yes – What is the PMID of the article? 17904621
    15. 15. SEARCHING WEB OF SCIENCE Access from Psych 331 research guide or library web site
    16. 16. Practice • 1. Scenario: You want to learn more about gender differences of opioid addicts- specifically concerning treatment options. Write down at least three keywords that you would use to search this topic: – – – – – • 2. If you wanted to refine your search to obtain results from a specific discipline, what button/feature would you select? – • heroin gender differences drug abuse opioid dependence predictors Click the Web of Science category you wish to view - press ‘Refine’ 3. Locate the article by Robert N. Jamison entitled Gender differences in risk factors for aberrant prescription opioid use. – How many times has this paper been cited thus far? 19 – Does UM have access to this article? Yes – How would you find more articles by this author? Click on author name or search by author on front search page.
    17. 17. Questions? Carol Shannon Susan Turkel