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1 PubMed National Library of Medicine (including MEDLINE and life science journals)
  • 1. PubMed National Library of Medicine (including MEDLINE and life science journals)

2. Permission Permission from The National Library of Medicine touse screen prints from PubMed isgratefully acknowledged by the Shreveport Nursing Library, NSU Libraries, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1/26/2005. 3. To access notes for slides

  • Permission is granted to NSU faculty and students to teach from this PowerPoint slide show, including the notes, which may be edited or used verbatim.
  • To access the notes, you must have MS PowerPoint installed on your PC:
  • Go to the Shreveport Nursing page
  • Click Online Tutorials
  • Click PubMed PowerPoint
  • Click File
  • Click Save As and save to a floppy or to your hard drive
  • Open the PowerPoint slide show from your floppy or hard drive
  • Click View
  • Click Notes Page (and then you will be able to edit if you wish)

4. Class Outcomes for PubMed

  • Be able to identify full-text icons
  • Be able to use official subject terms
  • Be able to limit and expand searches
  • Be able to use Boolean operators
  • Be able to locate PubMed tutorials

5. Outcomes contd

  • Be able to truncate and search for phrases
  • Be able to combine and review searches
  • Be able to search for journal titles using the NSU Journal List
  • Be able to use Library Catalog to determine print holdings

6. Click Library 7. Click Shreveport Nursing 8. Click Nursing Databases 9. Drag Down and Click on PubMed 10. Full-text Icons Orange / green banner - electronic full text available from PubMed Central Green banner electronic full textfrom others 11. Click MeSH Database 12. Notice the links to tutorials 13. Type your search term in the for box, and click GO 14. Click Radiologic technology 15. Checkmark the definition, and then, click the Send to button 16. Notice our MeSH term in the Search PubMed box and the definition. Then clickSearch PubMed. 17. Click Go and we retrieve 12164PubMedhits. 18. Drop-down to MeSH and typepatient care in the for box 19. Checkmark the MeSH term, then the Send to button. 20. Click Search PubMed 21. Notice the number of hits:91. Click Limits . 22. Limit to English and Humans. Click Go. 23. Notice the no. of hits:67. Notice thatlimitsnow display. 24. Type in 1999 and 2005 and click Go 25. No. of hits:24. No. of pages:2. 26. Click on the green icon 27. Click on the providers icon 28. Drag down to read full-text or click Full Text (PDF) 29. Heres the PDF version 30. Notice the journal abbreviations 31. Copy the journal abbreviation. Then, click Journals Database . 32. Paste the abbreviation in the for box.Then, click Go. 33. Print the screen or write down the journal name and ISSN 34. Click on NSU Journal List 35. Copy and paste the journal title into the Find box.Click Search. 36. Click Search Your Catalog for the print holdings 37. We needV.25, No. 1(Jan./Feb. 2003) of Radiology Management 38. Look for the Holdings:V.25, No. 1 (Jan./Feb. 2003) 39. Limit to only items with abstracts 40. Click the authors name to get to the abstract. 41. Click on Related Articlesfor similar material 42. No. of Related Articles:699 43. Click Links to link to print holdings of other libraries 44. Drop-down to LinkOut 45. Click on Libraries 46. Click on N for Northwestern 47. Click on the Print Collection link for Northwestern 48. Compare thecitationto theholdingsstatement 49. Note the complete holdings statement 50. Keyword Searching We need it, too! 51. Click Help 52. Click Phrase Searches 53. Beware of using double quotes for Phrase Searches Radiologic Technician 48 hits Radiologic Technician 48 hits But Radiologic Technicians 81 hits Radiologic Technicians 8 hits 54. Beware of Truncation:*

  • Use the asterisk * to replace letters in a term:
  • Radiologic Technicians OR Radiologic Technician 124 hits
  • Radiologic technicians 81 hits
  • Radiologic technician 48 hits
  • Radiologic technician* 8 hits [the * turns off term mapping and explosion of MeSh term]

55. Click History 56. Use Search #s to Combine Searches and Set Limits 57. No items found?Click on a suggestion. 58. At bottom of screen, we see MeSH terms and Definitions. ClickMeSH termfor MeSH sub-headings. 59. Checkmark subheadings 60. No. of hits:1688 61. 1688 hits to 12,167 hits 62. Limit to Major Topics and No Explosions 63. 1032 hits vs. 1688 hits 64. Combine 3 searches:170 hits 65. No. of hits: 16 66. Major Points

  • Look for the full-text icons (electronic or print)
  • Use the MeSH database for official terms,subheadings, and restrictions
  • Use the tutorials in PubMed to become an expert searcher
  • Use the Limits button to narrow search (decrease the number of hits)

67. Major Points, contd

  • Use the Journals database to get the complete journal title and ISSN
  • Search the NSU Journal List for the complete journal title to get to full-text articles
  • Compare citation to Library Catalog print holdings statement for print journals

68. Major Points contd

  • Click on PubMeds Help button to learn about truncation, phrase searching, and more!
  • Be aware that double quotes and the asterisk * can retrieve different hits!
  • Use the History button to combine and review searches
  • Capitalize Boolean operators, AND, OR, NOT
  • Explode terms to increase or broaden the search