Sunday, March 11, 2007

Ovid MEDLINE Tutorial

Find it! An Ovid MEDLINE Tutorial

This tutorial is a step-by-step guide for using Ovid MEDLINE. You will learn how to correctly formulate your clinical question, perform searches in Ovid MEDLINE using MeSH terms, save your searches, export your search results to EndNote and RefWorks, and a lot more! This tutorial also includes video demos.

This excellent tutorial was created by my colleague Lei Wang, a very talented Instructional Design Librarian at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale School of Medicine.

Give it a try!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

PubMed® Subject Subset Strategies Updated for 2007

NLM announced that the following subject subset strategies have been recently revised: AIDS, Bioethics, Cancer, Complementary Medicine, Systematic Reviews, and Toxicology.

All PubMed subject subset strategies are reviewed at least once a year to see if modifications are necessary. Modifications may include revisions due to changes in MeSH vocabulary, adding or deleting terms, and changing parts of a strategy to try to optimize retrieval. The History of Medicine subset was revised in October 2006.