December 1, 2009 • 6:34 pm
The link below has some tips for beginning as well as more advanced PubMed searchers.
10 + 1 PubMed tips by a clinical librarian Laika
“PubMed is the platform that offers free access to 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals. 18 million, that is a tremendous amount of literature! And that is one of the main problems: the sheer amount makes it very difficult to “pick the needle from the haystack”.”
Filed under: PubMed, Research databases, Tutorials, Library, PubMed, searching, tips
August 6, 2009 • 10:50 am
The number of papers published on massage using the search terms “massage and clinical trial” and “find all search terms”.
Searching CINAHL and Psycinfo simultaneously in EBSCO gave me these numbers
1990-1999 = 213
2000-2004 = 595
2005-2009 = 1371
These are my numbers. There is no control for “other” types of massage such as cardiac, prostate or other use of rubbing/massage.
A selection team would weed out none MT related uses. How ever in CINAHL and PsychInfo there is, in my experience, less noise in the results than what comes from Medline searches.
This article posted here goes in to detail of the issues around searching for MT research.
Filed under: MT research issues, Research databases, EBSCO, massage therapy, research
April 17, 2009 • 11:11 am
Canadians now have online access to the world’s largest library of systematic reviews of health care treatments.
The Cochrane Library is now available on the web at www.thecochranelibrary.com, opening up a renowned international vault of reputable reviews of medical studies.
Cochrane studies are peer-reviewed and not funded by third parties, such as pharmaceutical companies. They offer abstracts for health care professionals and 300-word summaries in plain English.
Filed under: Announcements, Evidence Based Practice, Library, Research databases, Resources
April 15, 2009 • 11:05 pm
PubMed has developed and released a new online tutorial that will show you how to search PubMed®.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand PubMed’s scope and content.
- Understand how the MeSH vocabulary is used to describe and retrieve citations.
- Build a search using MeSH and PubMed search tools (Details, Limits, History, etc.)
- Manage your results using display, sort, the Clipboard, save, print, e-mail and order features and My NCBI filters.
- Save your search strategies.
- Link to full-text articles and other resources.
- Use special queries and other PubMed/NCBI tools.
Filed under: PubMed, Research databases, Resources, Tutorials
For best results, use the Advanced Ovid Search option. Search for each term separately, starting with the relevant disease or disorder (if applicable). Then, use the Search History to combine searches with boolean logic. Click here to see a video demonstration (1 min 45 sec).
Filed under: OVID, Research databases, Tutorials
You can do a search that maps to MeSH terms. In Advanced Search, above the three search fields, check the “Suggest Subject Terms”. Search one term at a time (i.e. ignore the other 2 search fields) for best results. Use the “Search History/Alerts” link to combine searches with boolean logic.
Click here to see a video demonstration (3 min 21 sec).
If you can’t find the “Suggest Subject Terms” checkbox, click on the MeSH link in the top blue bar instead.
Filed under: EBSCO, Research databases, Resources, Tutorials
February 11, 2009 • 5:11 pm
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November 12, 2008 • 3:59 pm
Brad Hiskins a well known sports massage therapists in Australia has developed a web site devoted to soft tissue therapy. On this web site he has created a research database of over 588 articles related to Massage Therapy
Check it out there, once you are there you can see a drop down menu with all the different categories available.
Filed under: Research databases