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Pubmed: Intro

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Pubmed: Intro

  1. 1. How to search Pubmed? Dr Abdulmohsen Alzalabani MBChB, ABCM, MSc(Epi), MHPE Assistant Professor, Community Medicine Chairman, Medical Education Department College of Medicine, Taibah University
  2. 3. Title Author information Abstract Full-text
  3. 4. Title Author information Abstract Full-text Bibliographic databases Full-text databases Medline EMBASE CINAHL Psychinfo Ovid EBSCO ScinceDirect Proquest
  4. 5. MEDLINE <ul><li>Database of >20 million citations </li></ul><ul><li>>5000 journals are indexed </li></ul><ul><li>Biosciences and healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>90% of citations are in English </li></ul><ul><li>79% of the citations are included with the published abstract. </li></ul>
  5. 6. What is PubMed? <ul><li>User interface for MEDLINE </li></ul><ul><li>Updated daily </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible worldwide at no charge </li></ul><ul><li>http://pubmed.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://pubmed.com/ </li></ul>
  6. 7. Index Medicus MEDLINE Pubmed
  7. 8. Indexing at NLM
  8. 9. Title of the journal article Published Abstract [AB] First Author Affiliation [AD] Key Words [MH] Publication Type [PT]
  9. 10. <ul><li>Key Words: </li></ul><ul><li>Cesarean Section </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>Retrospective Studies </li></ul>Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  10. 13. MeSH vocabulary <ul><li>A. Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>B. Organisms </li></ul><ul><li>C. Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>D. Chemical and Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>E. Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>F. Psychiatry and Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>G. Phenomena and Processes </li></ul><ul><li>H. Disciplines and Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>I. Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena </li></ul><ul><li>J. Technology, Industry, Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>K. Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>L. Information Science </li></ul><ul><li>M. Named Groups </li></ul><ul><li>N. Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Publication Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Z. Geographic Locations </li></ul>
  11. 14. Non-MeSH Indexed Citations <ul><li>These records are not indexed with MeSH terms. </li></ul><ul><li>There are three sources of these types of records: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Out-of-scope articles from selectively indexed MEDLINE journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. geology article in a general scientific journal like Science or Nature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles from issues of journals published prior to selection for MEDLINE indexing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles from non-MEDLINE journals </li></ul></ul>

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