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1 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences College of Medicine, Medical Library Library Orientation

2 Library Staff 252-0088Fax 41039 Senior Medical Librarian Shakil Ahmed KhalilExt 41078 Librarian(s) Syed Attaullah ShahExt 41038 Amtul Aziz ShaziaExt 47882 Malik Mueen NawazExt 47882 Circulation Desk Syed Shafiq Islam Ext 47882 Admin./Secretary Maria Theresa L. TiamzonExt 47882

3 Library Hours Saturday to Wednesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Extended Hours 5:00 PM – 10:00PM Closed on public holidays Eid Al Fitr Eid Al Adha National Day Closed on school holidays see Academic Calendar

4 Role of Librarians in the Library Move from traditional print to multimedia Provide information for research, education and patient care User education and motivation Information resource centre Save you time!

5 Library Services Computer –Internet –Software support –Library catalogue Photocopying Printing Scanning Faxing

6 Library Services Interlibrary Lending Service –Health Sciences Library, NGHA –AGCC Medical Libraries –Aga Khan University, Pakistan Document delivery Bibliographic search Reference information, citation assistance Internet, CD, Symphony OPAC Guided library tours for groups or individuals

7 Library Resources Books –1,160 titles –4, 076 + volumes –Major subject headings CDs, DVDs, VHS –400 titles Databases –Over 2, 500 online journals –Ebooks –Wilson Museum of Anatomy

8 Library Databases PubMed/MEDLINE MD Consult Up-to-date Science Direct Dynamed WHO Database OVID SAGE Journals Blackwell Springer Access Medicine

9 Library Website –Online access to library catalogue –User policies and guidelines –Online tutorials –Access to Journals and Books Databases –Online requisition for articles –Online book ordering –Book reservations –Re-Issuing the book

10 Library Operations Collection Development –Selection and purchase of resources Technical Processing –Classification –Cataloguing, Data Entry –Organization Circulation –User registration –Check-in/check-out of materials –Issue overdue notices

11 User Registration Faculty Membership Application Student Membership Application

12 Library Security 3M Library Security System The global leader in library security solutions, 3M helps libraries protect their valuable assets against theft and collection loss with state-of-the-art detection systems and circulation accessories.

13 User Education Catalogue search –Author, title, subject, call number, keyword Database search –Journal articles EBooks search Wilson Museum of Anatomy EndNote Reference Manager

14 Information Literacy: Search Strategies The ability to identify –what information is needed –understand how the information is organized –identify the best sources of information for a given need –locate those sources –evaluate the sources critically –share that information It is the knowledge of commonly used research techniques.

15 Information Literacy: Search Strategies Choose the best search for your information need –I need help defining my topic. –I need to understand the scope of the topic. –I need to investigate alternative or related topics. –I need to refine or narrow my topic. –I need quality results and information.

16 Search Strategies Limit Search –By type of article –By date –By age group –By language

17 Search Strategies Exact phrases in quotes “focal nodular hyperplasia” “diabetes mellitus” Using AND, OR, NOT Using brackets or parentheses ( ) “Medication errors” AND “quality improvement” NOT (Ambulatory OR “nursing home”)

18 Search Strategies

19 PBL and the Medical Library Student-centred learning process –learn to deal with problems that will be faced in professional practice Students –High degree of maturity and motivation –Collaboratively solve problems and reflect on experiences –Encouraged to take a proactive role in learning –Ensure lifelong learning –Make maximum use of the library's resources


21 PBL and the Medical Library Library –Unique features and major goals of the PBL –Not just as provider of books and other library material Instructors in the use of modern technology Accessing, organizing, and managing information –Library instruction is a required part of the curriculum –Provides Study space Technology support (computers, printers etc.) Learning resources Supervised by skilled librarians Ample opening hours

22 Role of Librarian in PBL Curriculum Librarians –Facilitators –Evidence experts –Intellectual property/copyright gurus –Connection hubs –Technology consultant

23 Medical Subject Heading (MeSH)

24 MeSH: Your key to MEDLINE/PubMed National Library of Medicine's vocabulary thesaurus –Indexing articles from 5,200 biomedical journals –Set of MeSH terms that describe the content of the item MeSH terminology –Finds descriptors of interest without assuming knowledge of vocabulary structure and rules –Arranged in alphabetic and hierarchical structure –Consistent way to retrieve information –Use different terminology for the same concepts –Build a search strategy

25 MeSH: Your key to MEDLINE/PubMed Concept Structure in MeSH Cardiomegaly[Descriptor]1 Cardiomegaly[Concept, Preferred]2 Cardiomegaly[Term, Preferred]3 Enlarged Heart[Term]4 Heart Enlargement[Term]4 Cardiac Hypertrophy[Concept, Narrower]2 Cardiac Hypertrophy[Term, Preferred]3 Heart Hypertrophy[Term] 4

26 EndNote

27 EndNote (reference software) Search online bibliographic databases –Ovid –PubMed –the Library of Congress Organize references, images and PDFs Create bibliographies and figure lists in predefined style instantly Maintenance of a database of references Downloading references from other databases Insert references directly into a Word 2003/2007 document

28 Thank you!

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