Opt100 Introducing unique information sources for Optometry September 2006 Outline Where to begin looking for information How to structure an information search When to use specific resources If you were searching for Optometry related information….where would you search first….
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Opt100Introducing unique information sources for OptometrySeptember 2006
OFF-CAMPUS, ALWAYS LOGIN TO PROXY FIRST THEN
SUBJECT GUIDE – OPTOMETRY
OLRC Home page
Define the Question.
Analyze the concepts.
Create a logical search strategy using the available tools.
Run the search & view the results.
Refine or expand the search. Use controlled vocabulary
Database. Check Help before using
(vision OR eye*) AND (exam* OR test* OR screening) AND (child* OR youth* OR infant*)
Find using TRELLIS online catalogue
Looking for journal articles in PubMed.
Search 1. Keyword search.
(vision OR eye*) AND (exam* OR screening) AND (child* OR youth* OR infant*)
Too many articles. Not on topic!
Use controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings
or MeSH to save the guess work and be more efficient!
Medical Subject Headings Tips
1.Restrict to Major Topics
2. DO NOT EXPLODE
3. Send to SEARCH BOX WITH AND