FSU College of Medicine Beginner’s Guide. Navigating the Library Web Site – page 2 PubMed, an Introduction – page 8 Ovid, an Introduction – page 15 MDConsult, an Introduction – page 20 FIRSTConsult, an Introduction – page 26 InfoRetriever, an Introduction – page 31
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- Left Column –
COM Library News, Announcements, Services
- Center Column –
COM Library Information Resources
- Right Column –
Related resources from the FSU Library, Medical Informatics, Course Materials
- Rollover Box –
Displays a short description of the item under the cursor
- Scroll Box –
Alphabetic list of online medical resources
- Link to EZProxy –
Off-Campus authentication to use licensed resources
1. From the Library Home Page click on:
“Off-Campus Access (EZProxy)”
3. Enter your COM Network username and password
2. Click on: “Login to COM EZProxy”
4. The College of Medicine EZProxy URL is inserted into the web address
From the Library Home Page click on: “Find it Quickly – Start Here”
Scroll down for more detail.
This chart has active links to top resources.
E-JOURNALS: COM List of biomedical titles and University-wide List (Serials Solutions).
COM list of biomedical titles. WebFeat searches many of them.
MEDICAL WEBSITES AND PDA WEBSITES: sets of web pages with links to sites on various topics.
PRINT: University Libraries online catalog of print resources and many web resources.
Enter WebFeat by clicking the link in the center section of the library home page.
SEARCH ANY OR ALL OF THESE e-BOOK RESOURCES:
General Clinical Needs
Information for Patients
Basic Sciences(Years 1 & 2)
Medical Specialties(Years 3 & 4)
Enter PubMed by double-clicking in the scroll-box on the library home page.
Type search terms into box on the main page.
Save searches in My NCBI ‘cubby.’
Large number of hits.
Click on ‘Details’ to show how PubMed translated the search. (You can modify the search by typing in the text box.)
Click on ‘Limits’ to filter
Limits added in
- Clinical Trials
- Adults over 19 years
- Human subjects
- Indexed in the
last 2 years.
Number of hits is still quite large. (1220 from previous 240,165)
Add ‘AND diet therapy’ to the search terms. (AND, OR, & NOT operators must be in all capitals.)
Number of hits is a manageable 39. (down from previous 1220 and 240,165)
‘Details’ has been updated.
Select ‘Abstract’ view.
Click on FSU icon to link to full text of the article.
Enter OVID by double-clicking in the scroll-box on the library home page.
Ovid times out after 15 minutes of inactivity and you may see this page if this happens.
No ID/password is needed.
Click on the “Start Ovid” button to start a new session.
You will have to start your search over.
Select a database.
Select from terms that OVID found in thesaurus. ‘Explode’ includes subordinate terms, ‘focus’ narrows to the main term.
OVID can translate ordinary words to medical terms (MeSH)
Sub-headings are also listed with numbers of hits.
OVID displays the selected term in a ‘tree’ of related terms, giving the number of hits for each term.
Limits were applied to reduce the number of results from 19797 to 174.
Link to complete reference and/or full text when a link to full text is available. When a link to full text is not available in Ovid, the SFX link may help you locate it.)
The complete reference gives more information about the article (which can also be searched to find more related articles).
Enter MDConsult by double-clicking in the scroll-box on the library home page.
Entering MDConsult -
Generic – no user name or password is needed.
Personal – create your own username and password. You can customize MDConsult for your personal interests.
Also your personalized username and password allows access when the ‘Generic’ button is not available.
Guided tour / tutorial
140+ medical journal titles are in MDConsult.
Included in the COM eJournals list.
Find the contents of a journal issue by using the search engine.
Journal title –
Thesaurus ‘off’ –
Publication date –
Mosby’s Drug Consult with indexes.
Frequent updates and news.
Patient handouts are available in English and in Spanish
Search all sections for “heart attack.”
Enter FIRSTConsult by double-clicking in the scroll-box on the library home page.
Enter InfoRetriever by double-clicking in the scroll-box on the library home page.
Examples of Calculators
Level of Evidence is given for each guideline.
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