Learning Outcomes & Objectives

Class Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:
Advanced Endnote  
  1. Import journal abbreviations into term lists
  2. Customize an output style
  3. Create indexed project field
  4. Manage images, tables, and figures
  5. Construct a paper with built-in templates
Advanced Pubmed  
  1. Recognize the fields in a PubMed citation
  2. Search the fields with direct entry commands
  3. Apply right-hand truncation when appropriate
  4. Use Searching Tool features, including Limit and Search Fields
  5. Improve development of search strategies
  6. Use My NCBI to set advanced search filters
All About OVID  
  1. Recognize Ovid as an option for searching any of the following databases:
    1. Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
    2. International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
    3. PsycINFO
    4. MEDLINE
    5. 1950 to Present with Daily Update
    6. Daily Update
    7. In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations
    8. Old MEDLINE 1950 to 1965
  2. Execute a search in the advanced mode of any of the Ovid databases;
  3. Understand the difference between subject heading and textword searching;
  4. Limit a search by lnaguage, year of publicaiton, and other limit options;
  5. Use special features: Find Citation, FInd Similar, Find Citing Articles;
  6. Review the options for viewing full text of articles;
  7. Save searches;
  8. Switch to another Ovid database;
  9. Print, save, or email the results of a search.
Answering Clinical Questions in Real TIme  
  1. To identify concepts from clinical questions which are “searchable” in clinical information resources.
  2. To review clinical information resources and highlight their strengths and weakness for specific information needs.
  3. To use the features of Ovid MEDLINE and PubMed/MEDLINE which improve efficiency of searching and viewing results.
  4. To access help with any of the resources reviewed in class.
Biomedicine and Beyond: Searching Web of Science & Google Scholar  
  1. Understand the unique features of citation databases
  2. Execute a cited reference search in a citation database
  3. Perform a (general) search
  4. Sort search results
  5. Display, print and/or email search results
  6. Save and run a search query
Firefox and iGoogle  
  1. Personalize access and improve efficiency in using the internet with Firefox and iGoogle.
  2. Learn to download and setup Firefox Browser
  3. Identify add-ons, including the library's LibX toolbar.
  4. Set up a Google account and use iGoogle as a gateway to search tools, "gadgets", and news alerts.
Getting Started At The Library And Finding Full Text Online  
  1. Learn to navigate the HSL web page
  2. Know how to access online journals
  3. Identify databases where fulltext is available
  4. Discover other library services
Introduction to CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health)  
  1. Understand the scope of content indexed in CINAHL
  2. Execute an advanced search
  3. Limit a search by language, year of publication, and type of article
  4. Save articles to the Folder
  5. Review the options for viewing full text of articles
  6. Switch to another EBSCO database
  7. Print, save, or email the results of a search
  8. Demonstrate Citation and Export features
Introduction to EMBASE  
  1. Understand scope & content of EMBASE.com, including integration of unique MEDLINE content
  2. Understand why and when to use all of the various Search modules: Basic, Advanced, Field, Disease, Drug & Author Search
  3. Learn how to build, edit and manage search queries and records
  4. Be able to navigate the EMTREE subject thesaurus and use it as an effective search tool
  5. Comfortably browse the EMBASE journal collection to locate desired content quickly
Introduction to EndNote  
  1. Use the basic EndNote commands and menus to:
    1. Open an established database;
    2. Create a new database;
    3. Create grroups in X3 and add a new record;
    4. View and edit records; and
    5. Search for a set of references.
    1. Use EndNote while writing a paper with Microsoft Word or WordPerfect to:
      1. Insert or delete a citation; and create a bibliography
      2. Remove codes or share an EndNote library
      1. Search PubMed or the Library of Congress catalog via EndNote
      2. Search Ovid MEDLINE and export references to EndNote
      3. Search PubMed and import references to EndNote
      4. Store a full text pdf file with its EndNote Library record using automatic and manual methods
      5. Compress your EndNote X3 Library for emailing or to carry with you.
      6. Update the EndNote program, or connection, import filters, or output styles.
       Introduction to EndNote Web & CIteULike  
      1. Register for or download necessary components to get started.
      2. Execute basic functions:
        1. Create a new library;
        2. Create a new reference;
        3. View, edit, or delete a reference;
        4. Sort or organize references;
        5. Save a document with a reference;
        6. Search for a set of references;
        7. Create a bibliographic citation for a reference.
      3. Search for references in PubMed or other recognized sites and save a reference to your library.
      4. Export references for use with EndNote desktop and Cite While You Write in MS Word
      5. Collaboration Features
      6. CiteULike – share references and store PDFs for later use
      Introduction to PubMed  
      1. Learn the unique features of PubMed version of MEDLINE
      2. Perform basic subject, author and journal title searches
      3. Review Advanced Search optionso refine search results
      4. Use the Clipboard to save selected articles
      5. Register and use the My NCBI feature
      6. Save items to a My NCBI “Collections”
      7. Use search history feature to modify Related Article results
      8. Use Article Linker to access full text
      9. Select, display and print citations
      Introduction to Reference Manager  
      1. Easily navigate references in a database with commonly used features
      2. Build a database by importing references and entering references manually
      3. Search Ovid Medline online and download results directly into Reference Manager
      4. Search a Reference Manager database
      5. Use term lists for easy global editing and creating synonyms
      6. Build bibliographies in your word processor or directly from Reference Manager
      Introduction to the Web of Science  
      1. Understand the unique features of citation databases
      2. Execute a cited reference search in a citation database
      3. Perform a (general) search
      4. Sort search results
      5. Display, print and/or email search results
      6. Save and run a search query
      Searching for the Evidence  
      1. Recognize options for limiting literature search retrieval to valid and reliable research studies appropriate for clinical decision making;
      2. Search The Cochrane Library, FIRSTConsult, InfoRetriever, Ovid’s EBM Reviews – ACP Journal Club databases, and other clinical information support resources;
      3. Limit an Ovid MEDLINE search by using saved quality filtering searches;
      4. Search PubMed MEDLINE using “Clinical Queries” and learn to set up NCBI filters for EBHC.