Free, Reliable Internet resources in Medicine Fred Pond, mls



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Free, Reliable Internet resources in Medicine

  • Fred Pond, MLS

  • Vice Rector, Library & Internet Medical Resources

  • Dartmouth Medical School

  • USA


Free, Reliable Internet Resources in Medicine

  • Where can you find them?



The Internet is:



Today’s Presentation

  • Focuses on three types of information on the Internet

  • Identifies methods to find exactly and specifically what you want to find



Internet Resources in Medicine



Internet Directory

  • Medical Matrix

  • http://www.medmatrix.org



Medical Matrix http://www.medmatrix.org



Medical Matrix www.medmatrix.org

  • “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.



Internet Textbook

  • eMedicine

  • http://www.emedicine.com/





eMedicine  http://www.emedicine.com/

  • Peer-reviewed online medical references and textbooks-- as emergency medicine, dermatology, wilderness, medicine, pediatrics, neurology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and radiology.



Internet Database of Journal Articles

  • PubMed/Medline

  • www.pubmed.gov





PubMed/MEDLINE  http:www.pubmed.gov

  • Contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,000 biomedical journals in 70 languages.

  • Free, no registration.



PubMed/Medline





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



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










Subheadings











Limit Your Search

  • Human

  • Language

  • Years; e.g. 1995-2001

  • Patient age

  • Abstracts









Patient Age Groups

  • Infant, <30 days

  • Infant, >30 days to 2 yrs

  • Child, preschool,2-5

  • Child, 5-12 yrs

  • All Child, 0-18 yrs



















Combine subject terms

  • Use to combine two or more subject terms

  • For Example: penicillins & urinary tract infections

















Finding full text articles



















Full Text Journals on PubMed

  • A Journal list of free full text articles in PubMed is available at: (fill in)

  • User registration, a subscription fee, or some other type of fee may be required to access the full text of articles for some journals. Policies vary by provider and by journal.





More Search Methods



Author Search

  • Family name, first & second initials

  • No first names

  • For example.. IVANOV SJ







Journal Search

  • Click on Journal browser

  • Enter journal title or abbreviation, e.g.

  • >BMJ

  • >British Medical Journal









Finding complete references

  • Find the abstract to a journal reference you want to know more about.













Saving Searches

  • Save a complicated search to conduct at a later time

  • Requires free registration

  • Can be customized to your needs.















For More Information

  • Overview

  • HELP/FAQ (frequently asked questions)

  • Tutorial

  • News/Noteworthy







Internet Directory

  • Medical Matrix

  • http://www.medmatrix.org





































Internet Textbook

  • eMedicine

  • http://www.emedicine.com/























Free Books on the Internet

  • http://www.pubmed.gov









Thank you!




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