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
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 • 2:27 pm
CEBM as one of the best evidence based practice website out-there keeps on getting better. They have recently made significant improvement to their website.
Take a look here
Filed under: Evidence Based Practice, Knowledge translation, Tutorials
February 4, 2009 • 5:35 pm
If you are interested in one particular clinical area you can sign up for RSS feed direct from the clinical area you are interested in.
Take a look at this video to see how it works
(please click on the heading of this post if you cant see the whole screen)
Filed under: RSS feeds, Tutorials
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Filed under: PubMed, Resources
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