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Finding Veterinary Information in PubMed

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February 07, 2012

Finding Veterinary Information in PubMed

Covers some strategies to help extract the best veterinary information from PubMed. Not a substitute for talking to a flesh-and-blood librarian.

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Zach Sharrow

February 07, 2012
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  1. FINDING VET INFORMATION IN PUBMED

  2. IS A DATABASE OF MEDICAL LITERATURE DEVELOPED BY THE NATIONAL

    LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. IT INDEXES OVER 5,500 JOURNALS AND COMPRISES OVER 21 MILLION JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOKS.1
  3. IS A DATABASE OF MEDICAL LITERATURE DEVELOPED BY THE NATIONAL

    LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. IT INDEXES OVER 5,500 JOURNALS AND COMPRISES OVER 21 MILLION JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOKS.1 IT’S BIG
  4. INCLUDES A LITTLE LESS THAN 200 CORE JOURNALS IN VETERINARY

    MEDICINE.2 THAT’S ABOUT 3.33% OF THE TOTAL.
  5. PubMed Vet Journals Everything Else

  6. HOW DO WE FILTER OUT THE REST?

  7. 1. THE VETERINARY SCIENCE SUBSET

  8. IT’S AN EXTREMELY LONG, PRE-MADE SEARCH STRING

  9. IT’S AN EXTREMELY LONG, PRE-MADE SEARCH STRING YES, THAT’S REALLY

    IT IN THE BACKGROUND
  10. IT’S EASY TO USE:

  11. JUST PUT VETERINARY[SB] IN THE SEARCH BAR IT’S EASY TO

    USE:
  12. YOU CAN ADD OTHER SEARCH TERMS, TOO IT’S EASY TO

    USE:
  13. 2. MeSH TERMS

  14. IS THE CONTROLLED VOCABULARY USED IN PUBMED. WHENEVER ARTICLES ARE

    ADDED TO PUBMED, THEY ARE ASSIGNED TERMS THAT DESCRIBE THEM
  15. YOU CAN USE THOSE TERMS TO LIMIT THE RESULTS THAT

    YOU GET FROM PUBMED
  16. LET’S LOOK AT THE SEARCH BAR AGAIN.

  17. USING THE DROPDOWN…

  18. …TO SELECT MeSH…

  19. …WE CAN SEARCH FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE veterinary medicine (FOR EXAMPLE)

  20. LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN

  21. LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN

  22. THIS SECTION HAS…

  23. THIS SECTION HAS… the term, with a short definition

  24. THIS SECTION HAS… subheadings

  25. THIS SECTION HAS… other restrictions

  26. None
  27. THIS SECTION SHOWS RELATED TERMS. EACH HAS ITS OWN PAGE

  28. None
  29. THIS IS THE SEARCH BUILDER.

  30. THIS IS THE SEARCH BUILDER. IT’S THE BEST PART.

  31. TO BUILD A SEARCH WITH MeSH TERMS…

  32. …CHECK OFF THE SUBHEADINGS AND/OR OTHER OPTIONS YOU WANT…

  33. …CHECK OFF THE SUBHEADINGS AND/OR OTHER OPTIONS YOU WANT… (YOU

    DON’T HAVE TO USE ANY OF THEM)
  34. ...CHOOSE THE OPERATOR YOU WANT… (“AND” = NARROW “OR” =

    BROADEN “NOT” = EXCLUDE)
  35. …AND CLICK “ADD TO SEARCH BUILDER.”

  36. None
  37. YOU CAN ADD MORE TERMS HERE, TOO.

  38. None
  39. COOL, RIGHT?

  40. OTHER MeSH TERMS WORTH EXPLORING • “ANIMALS” (NARROWER TERMS GO

    DOWN TO SPECIES LEVEL) • “ANIMAL DISEASES” • “ANIMAL TECHNICIANS” • “ANIMAL NUTRITION SCIENCES” • “VETERINARY DRUGS” • “VETERINARY [SUBHEADING]”
  41. YOU CAN ADD MULTIPLE TERMS FROM MULTIPLE SEARCHES USING THE

    SAME STEPS. THE SEARCH BUILDER WILL KEEP TRACK OF WHAT YOU ADD EACH TIME.
  42. YOU MADE IT TO THE END! (HERE ARE SOME PUPPIES)

  43. REFERENCES & CREDITS [1] U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2011).

    Pubmed overview. retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmedtutorial/010_050.html [2] Whitaker, S. (2011). Pubmed MEDLINE searching: Veterinary medicine [Brochure]. retrieved from http://vmls.mlanet.org/sites/default/files/documents/VMLS_PubMed_brochure_2011june.pdf Penguin image by Roger Sperberg, retrieved from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emperor_Penguin_Adelieland.jpg Puppy image by Bodlina, retrieved from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:4weeks_old.jpg Slideshow created by Zach Sharrow Health Sciences Librarian Lincoln Memorial University zachary.sharrow@lmunet.edu