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Searching the Literature Dr. Kasar P.K. Professor PSM NSCB Medical College Jabalpur Health Action by People. Why search the literature? To learn New facts New techniques To avoid mistakes To present information. How do you proceed? Ask your teacher Undergraduate textbooks

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Searching the Literature

  • Dr. Kasar P.K. Professor PSM
  • NSCB Medical College Jabalpur
  • Health Action by People
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Why search the literature?

  • To learn
  • New facts
  • New techniques
  • To avoid mistakes
  • To present information
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How do you proceed?

  • Ask your teacher
  • Undergraduate textbooks
  • Read your textbook
    • Postgraduate books
  • Go to pertinent references
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Reference works

  • Review articles
  • Monographs
  • Thesis (published, unpublished)
  • Journals - Review journals
        • Journals with original articles
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Bibliographic References

What has been published, where and when?

What in a nutshell is the work?

Refer Index journals and publications

Cumulative index medicus

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MEDICAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC SERVICES

  • Medline
  • Embase
  • AIDSLINE
  • Clinpsych
  • Healthstar
  • Toxline
  • Biosys
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Review journals- ( examples)

Clinics of North America series

Year Book series

Annual Review series

Progress in … series

Recent progress series

Recent awareness series

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Original articles

Lancet

British Medical Journal

New England Journal of Medicine

American Journal of Medicine

National Medical Journal’ Journal of Association of Physicians India

Indian Journal of Community Medicine

Over 4000 journals are peer review and indexed. Many journals are now available both in print and electronic editions

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The index journal provides information on

  • The title of the article
  • The authors
  • Journal
  • Year of Publication
  • Abstracts(almost always)
  • You can search by Key word,year, subject, author etc.
  • Index journals are available both in print version and
  • Electronic Edition
  • CD ROM versions, Online versions
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Online information retrieval

  • The internet and the World Wide Web ( www)
  • What is available in the net?
  • The world wide web is a source of information on everything
  • under the sun.
  • Over 100 million computers are connected electrically
  • Information is located in many computers (host server) on
  • any topic.
  • It can be accessed at will
the world wide web
The World Wide Web
  • Over 100 million computers networked
  • Host servers act as repositories
  • Any time access of information
  • Information on any topic
  • Quality of information varies
search engines
Pub-Med Medline

Medweb

Altavista

Webcrawler

CDC

MedExplorer

Indian Medlars

Infoseek

yahoo

hotbot

netscape

exite

google

Search Engines
medline
MEDLINE
      • The most popular medical index
      • Electronic adaptation of Index- Medicus
      • Published by NLM, Bethesda
      • Available in CD-ROM and internet
  • Updated every month
quick search
Quick Search

When using Quick-Searching feature a simple search is done by word, parts of words. When searching for words, the Quick-Searching feature will match whole words or parts of words

  • For example: Bibliograph Would match

Bibliographies, Bibliography, Bibliographical, or anything else containing 'Bibliograph'.

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BiographyDoes Not MatchBiographies, Biographical, or any similar variation that does not contain the whole word as typed in the search.
advanced search
Advanced Search
  • Multiple word searches
  • Entire phrases searches
  • Boolean searches
  • Other searches

can be done from Advanced Search.

boolean searches
Boolean Searches

Available Keywords

andExample: Pulmonary and TuberculosisDescription: All search results will contain both terms " Pulmonary” and “Tuberculosis"

orExample: Renal or Kidney

Description: Results will contain either the term "renal" or the term "kidney".

boolean searches1
Boolean Searches

Available Keywords

  • notExample: Tuberculosis not potts Description: Results will contain the term "tuberculosis" but not the term "potts".
  • near

Example: Pulmonary near TuberculosisDescription: All search results will contain terms " Pulmonary tuberculosis”

literature search request
Literature Search Request
  • Indian Medlars http://indmed.nic.in/

Provide requested literature after search on payment

  • HAP India http://www.hapindia.org/

Provide requested literature after search free

web address
Web Address
  • Indian Medlars http://indmed.nic.in/
  • PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • http://www.cdc.gov/
web address1
Web Address
  • Webcrawler http://www.webcrawler.com/
  • Medexplorer http://www.medexplorer.com
  • Altavista http://www.altavista.com/
  • Hotbot http://www.hotbot.com/
link to web address
Link to Web Address

Link to different Search Engines, Journals, Institutions,Organizations etc available on

http://kasarpk.tripod.com

thank you

Thank You

Good luck for nice Search