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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Define the Question. information….where would you search first….
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 vocabularySearching Overview
Exam* information….where would you search first….
Eye*Using Boolean logic to combine your search strategy
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. information….where would you search first….
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 information….where would you search first….
or MeSH to save the guess work and be more efficient!
Medical Subject Headings Tips information….where would you search first….
1.Restrict to Major Topics
2. DO NOT EXPLODE
3. Send to SEARCH BOX WITH AND