Advanced PubMed Techniques
This PubMed class will cover a number of advanced concepts that librarians can add to their PubMed toolkit. Upon completion of the session, attendees will be able to describe: the order of Automatic Term Mapping and the implications on searching; Author searching; Finding drug information to treat diseases; Pharmacologic action terms; Coordinating MeSH terms (like the Indexers do) to focus a search; Tools for finding Evidence Based Medicine in PubMed; Identify systematic reviews; Phrase searching and Customizing their My NCBI account. This session uses a mixture of lecture, demonstration, hands-on exercises.
- Students will be able to describe the order of Automatic Term Mapping and how it can affect search results
- Students will be able to describe the format of the two Author Indexes
- Students will understand how to format author names in order to run an efficient author search
- Participants will be able to explain the meaning of pharmacologic action [PA] as used in the MeSH database
- Participants will be able to describe when to use a [PA] term versus a [MH] term
- Participants will be able to describe how to build searches to find citations about drugs to treat diseases
- Participants will be able to describe specific indexing techniques that can be used to search for citations about cancer.
- Students will be able to explain how study design is indexed in MeSH to assist with identifying systematic reviews
- Students will be able to describe the location of and how to use the phrase index
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