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1 PUBMED Patricia Reynolds, MLS Director, Bishopric Medical Library March 10, 2005

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4 Search Bar This bar is used for constructing your search This bar is used for constructing your search Enter key words – the fewer the better do not use “and” or any other connecting words Enter key words – the fewer the better do not use “and” or any other connecting words Statin stroke

5 Using the Limits Tab

6 Limit Publication Types

7 Select More Limits 1.Pick language 2.Choose humans 3.Limit publication date 4.Subset – if needed This option will eliminate letters, case histories, etc.

8 Short Review Use as few search terms as possible Use as few search terms as possible Set your limits Set your limits Language Language Humans Humans Publication dates – you can enter just years Publication dates – you can enter just years Subsets – types of journals Subsets – types of journals Ages – only if for neonates and children Ages – only if for neonates and children Check on “abstracts only” if you are looking for articles and more general topics. Check on “abstracts only” if you are looking for articles and more general topics. Publication types – if you want to limit to review articles or other specific types of articles. Publication types – if you want to limit to review articles or other specific types of articles. YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE YOUR LIMITS AT ANY TIME YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE YOUR LIMITS AT ANY TIME

9 This second bar deals with how your search appears on the web page. All items with a green or orange bar in this icon are free full text – click on the icon

10 Make Changes and Selections Check all those articles that you wish to examine more fully then click display Always click on the DISPLAY button to select your view Change the Show number

11 The best tool on the bar “Send to” Command

12 Review Select the number of articles you want to see on one web page next to the word “show” Select the number of articles you want to see on one web page next to the word “show” Check the boxes next to the citations which meet your needs Check the boxes next to the citations which meet your needs Use the DISPLAY button to only display items you have checked. Use the DISPLAY button to only display items you have checked. When you have completed this, only those citations you have chosen will show on one page. When you have completed this, only those citations you have chosen will show on one page. Us the “Send To” box to add your search to the clipboard, save it as a file, or it to another. Us the “Send To” box to add your search to the clipboard, save it as a file, or it to another.

13 This is the screen if you checked 4 citations and click on send to text PMID is the PubMed Identification # Each citation has a unique PMID

14 This is the screen if you have sent the articles to the clipboard The clipboard holds your articles for 8 hours

15 Use the clipboard smartly This is a filtering technique This is a filtering technique Add articles to the clipboard as you go Add articles to the clipboard as you go Then go to clipboard and select those that you want to keep Then go to clipboard and select those that you want to keep Articles can be deleted later Articles can be deleted later Using the “related articles” feature allows seamless searches with the clipboard. Using the “related articles” feature allows seamless searches with the clipboard.

16 This is the screen that appears when you send to

17 Use the History Tab Search History will be lost after eight hours of inactivity. Search History will be lost after eight hours of inactivity. To combine searches use # before search number, e.g., #2 AND #6. To combine searches use # before search number, e.g., #2 AND #6. Search numbers may not be continuous; all searches are represented. Search numbers may not be continuous; all searches are represented. Click on query # to add to strategy Click on query # to add to strategy

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19 Preview Index Tab This option allows you to have more choices in selecting your search terms. This option allows you to have more choices in selecting your search terms. You can search a term in a vast array of headings and select the right one for your search. You can search a term in a vast array of headings and select the right one for your search.

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22 AND, OR, NOT???? Boolean logic refers to the logical relationship among search terms, and is named for the British-born Irish mathematician George Boole. Boolean logic refers to the logical relationship among search terms, and is named for the British-born Irish mathematician George Boole. AND is a limiting term – makes the search results smaller AND is a limiting term – makes the search results smaller OR is a combining term – makes search results larger OR is a combining term – makes search results larger Not is a nullifying term – eliminates items entirely from search Not is a nullifying term – eliminates items entirely from search

23 Statin Stroke Search results AND Statin articles in PubMed Stroke articles in PubMed Statin and stroke - 218

24 Statin stroke OR Statin articles in PubMed Stroke articles in PubMed Statin and stroke (diff-218) Eliminates duplicates

25 Statin stroke NOT Statin articles in PubMed Stroke articles in PubMed Statin and stroke DVT

26 Related Articles One of the MOST useful tools in PubMed One of the MOST useful tools in PubMed Use related articles feature to narrow and refine your search Use related articles feature to narrow and refine your search Use the clipboard and add new articles as you progress through related articles. Use the clipboard and add new articles as you progress through related articles.

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28 Links Links provide hyperlinks to full text books online through the National Library of Medicine. Links provide hyperlinks to full text books online through the National Library of Medicine. This service also links to other databases and full text material in the National Center for Biotechnical Information This service also links to other databases and full text material in the National Center for Biotechnical Information

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30 Abstracts and Full Text The library has linked its electronic and print collection to PubMed. The library has linked its electronic and print collection to PubMed. Whenever possible you will have a direct link to the full text of the article. Whenever possible you will have a direct link to the full text of the article. You will need passwords if you are accessing remotely. You will need passwords if you are accessing remotely. Click on this icon Click on this icon

31 Click on the blue bar for full text online

32 Online Full Text Journals Online full text journals come from the following vendors: Online full text journals come from the following vendors: Proquest Proquest OVID OVID MDConsult MDConsult Individual Subscriptions Individual Subscriptions Have your various passwords available Have your various passwords available

33 We Have Much More to Explore Please come back on March 24th


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