Instruction in the Use
of Library Resources

Medline | PubMed | MD on Tap | PDA Resources| Web of Science | Internet | EndNote

Showing you how to use online and print resources effectively is one of our most important functions. Our goal is to teach you efficient ways of:

Health sciences librarians provide instruction in a variety of settings:

We are currently offering instruction on the following topics:

Effective Medline Searching (90 minutes)
Covers searching Medline database via PubMed search engine. Medline is the world’s premier biomedical database produced by the National Library of Medicine. It consists of citations to the world’s health-related literature. Includes the basics of searching as well as how to locate the full-text of relevant articles and an explanation of the relationship of Medline to other information resources.
Advanced Medline Searching (60 minutes)
Designed for users who have some experience searching Medline. Sessions will be tailored to the needs of the group and will include more detailed discussion of MESH, Medline’s controlled vocabulary, and tips on how to make your retrieval more precise.

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Searching Medline & Web-Based Resources for Public Health and Epidemiology Literature (90 minutes)
Covers Medline search techniques and terminology to help you target the epidemiology literature. Overview of searching the Internet for epidemiology and public health information.
Searching PubMed for Evidence-Based Medicine (90 minutes)
Searching PubMed using "clinical queries" feature. Review use of subheadings, etc.
Searching PubMed on Tap (Medline for the PDA) (30 minutes)
Learn to search the Medline database via your PDA (palm or pocket pc). This requires an internet connection on your PDA.

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Overview of Medical PDA Resources (30 minutes)
Learn about medical resources for the PDA, including MDCo, AccessMedicine, ClinicalKey, and eMedicine, among others.
Citation Searching with the Web of Science (Science Citation Index) (60 minutes)
Need to know how many times your article has been cited? Want to find out who has cited another article? This class will teach you to follow research forward by identifying who and how many times an article has been cited using ISI’s Web of Science.
Overview of Internet and Library Resources (60 minutes)
Learn how to find full-text journal articles, online books, and other online resources that are available via the Health Sciences Library’s Web site. Also includes an explanation of how to search for other credible Internet resources and the use of UH’s Voyager Library Catalog.

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EndNote Training (2 hours)
Introduction to the use of EndNote Bibliographic Software. Save and manage bibliographic citations imported from Medline and other databases. Create bibliographies for publications, grants, reports, etc. which can be easily formatted for different styles of publication.