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  1. Free, Reliable Internet resources in Medicine Fred Pond, MLS Vice Rector, Library & Internet Medical Resources Dartmouth Medical School USA

  2. Free, Reliable Internet Resources in Medicine Where can you find them?

  3. The Internet is: • Big, but is usually overwhelming • Powerful, but requires effort & patience

  4. Today’s Presentation • Focuses on three types of information on the Internet • Identifies methods to find exactly and specifically what you want to find

  5. Internet Resources in Medicine • Internet Directory • Internet Textbook • Internet Database of Journal Articles

  6. Internet Directory • Medical Matrix • http://www.medmatrix.org

  7. Medical Matrixhttp://www.medmatrix.org

  8. “Full content, unrestricted access, Internet clinical medicine resources.“ Medical Matrix assigns ranks to Internet resources based on their utility for point-of-care clinical application. Quality, peer review, full content, multimedia features, and unrestricted access are emphasized in the rankings. Free, requires registration. Medical Matrixwww.medmatrix.org

  9. Internet Textbook • eMedicine • http://www.emedicine.com/

  10. Peer-reviewed online medical references and textbooks-- as emergency medicine, dermatology, wilderness, medicine, pediatrics, neurology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and radiology. Searchable. Also includes consumer level texts. Free, requires registration. eMedicine  http://www.emedicine.com/

  11. Internet Database of Journal Articles • PubMed/Medline • www.pubmed.gov

  12. Contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,000 biomedical journals in 70 languages. Free, no registration. Comprehensive, 11 million citations dating back to the mid-1960's Offers web access to reliable free journals. PubMed/MEDLINE http:www.pubmed.gov

  13. PubMed/Medline AN EFFECTIVE METHOD OF SEARCHING MEDICAL JOURNAL LITERATURE

  14. How to Search PubMed • Use MeSH Browser • Consider subject term subheadings • Use Limits to reduce retrieval • Combine terms to find references on two or more topics

  15. MeSH Browser • Helps identify correct subject heading • ‘Translates’ our clinical terms to ‘academic’ terms • e.g.. Use Neoplasm instead of Cancer • e.g Use Cross Infection instead of Nosocomial infection

  16. Subheadings • Located under MeSH Browser, click on ‘detailed’ display after searching term • Choose correct subheading relating to the focus of your search • Drug therapy, rehabilitation, therapy • Blood, diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology • Adverse effects, contraindications, poisoning • Subheadings differ with the different terms

  17. 5177 !

  18. Limit Your Search • Human • Language • Years; e.g. 1995-2001 • Patient age • Abstracts

  19. Infant, <30 days Infant, >30 days to 2 yrs Child, preschool,2-5 Child, 5-12 yrs All Child, 0-18 yrs Adolescent, 13-18 Adult, 18-44 yrs Adult, middle age 45-64 yrs Aged, 65-79 yrs Aged, over 80 yrs Adult, all years Patient Age Groups

  20. 6 !

  21. Combine subject terms • Use to combine two or more subject terms • For Example: penicillins & urinary tract infections

  22. Finding full text articles • Display abstract to see publisher icon • Visit publisher web site