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1 PubMed: Outline Coverage MeSH, mapping and subheadings Simple search Limits Displaying and managing results MeSH database Single citation matcher

2 Coverage MEDLINE: (abstracts & MeSH) OLDMEDLINE: 1949 to 1965 (no abstracts or MeSH) “in process” citations: very recent before MeSH is added publisher supplied citations: will never have MeSH added

3 MeSH, mapping & subheadings MeSH = Medical Subject Heading Controlled vocabulary used in MEDLINE Examples of mapping: –car  automobiles –heart attack  myocardial infarction Subheadings = aspects of a topic –drug therapy –history –trends

4 Simple search

5 Combined search

6 Limits

7 Displaying & managing results All vs. Review Display (Summary, Abstract, Medline) Show (number of records per page) Sort by (date, author, journal) Send to (clipboard, , save, print)

8 MeSH database Definition Year added Subheadings – vary depending on MeSH Major topic Do not explode Hierarchy Entry terms Previous indexing Related terms

9 Single citation matcher


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