Monday, February 23, 2015

Updated PubMed Search Filter Strategies

PubMed has recently updated a number of their subject filter strategies. The following are the strategies updated.
  • Cancer
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Science  
Subject-based search filters assist searching by offering validated search strategies.

The Cancer search strategy, to take an example, uses terms from the neoplasms (and related) branches of MeSH cancer-related text words , and MEDLINE journal titles. It was created jointly by NLM and the National Cancer Institute to facilitate searching for subjects in all areas of cancer, ranging from  clinical care to basic research. This filter can also be used in a search as cancer [sb].
Example: survivors AND cancer [sb]

Another subject filter strategy is for Systematic Reviews. This strategy is intended to retrieve citations identified as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, reviews of clinical trials, evidence-based medicine. consensus development conferences, guidelines and citations to articles from journals specializing in review studies of value to clinicians. This filter can be used in a search as systematic [sb].
Example: excercise hypertension AND systematic [sb]

You can find out more about PubMed subject filter search strategies at 



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

World Cancer Day 2015

Today is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage it's prevention, detection and treatment.

RCSI Library provides access to a number of useful resources on cancer. Of particular interest may be the cancer subset on PubMed; using this filter your results will be automatically limited to cancer-related citations on PubMed. To use the the filter type 'cancer [sb]' into the search box. An example would be 'Ireland AND cancer [sb]' .

You can access PubMed through the 'Find Articles:Databases' section of the library website at http://www.rcsi.ie/library
                             
                             Other Useful Resources:






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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Journal Collection

RCSI Library now has full access to the OVID LWW Current Opinion collection. The collection consists of 24 journals spanning 26 specialities. In each of the 24 journals you'll find:

  • Full coverage of a complete medical discipline in a concise format so that you can efficiently review all important developments that affect your work.
  • Revealing insight and expert commentary from the leading authorities in each relevant speciality
  • Bulleted and annotated references provide critical commentary on noteworthy studies , keeping you tuned to the best minds, and the best thinking, in your fields.
Access the collection through the e-journal portal on the library website at www.rcsi.ie/library

 
 
 
 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Global Health: New Public Health Database

RCSI Library has subscribed to the Global Health database. Global Health is a specialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health research and practice.

Global Health contains over 1.2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present and includes publications from over 158 countries in 50 languages. All relevant non English-language papers are translated.

The database's open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 60% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, patents, theses, elctronic only publications and other difficult-to-obtain sources are included.

You can access Global Health through the Find Articles: Databases link on the library homepage at www.rcsi.ie/library


 

Monday, December 1, 2014

World Aids Day 2014


Today is World Aids Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

RCSI Library has acess to a number of HIV/AIDS resources. Of particular interest may be the Cochrane Library special collection on HIV/AIDS, a selection of Cochrane Reviews on the subject.The focus of this collection is on antiretroviral therapy and many of these reviews formed the basis for the World Health Organisation's 2013 guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV/AIDS infection.

You can access the Cochrane Library through the database section of the library website at www.rcsi.ie/library and the link to the HIV/AIDS special collection can be found on the Cochrane homepage.

Other useful HIV/AIDS information services:

Information about HIV/AIDS in Ireland: http://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/HIVSTIs/HIVandAIDS/

Worldwide HIV/AIDS stats and trends:   http://www.who.int/gho/hiv/en/

HIV/AIDS in the United States including guidelines, Clinical Trials
and drug information: http://aidsinfo.nih.gov


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Monday, November 17, 2014

New Journal Subscription

RCSI library has subscribed to Science Translational Medicine. The focus of the journal is original, peer-reviewed, science-based research that successfully advances clinical medicine toward the goal of improving patients' lives.

Examples of content in the journal include:
  • Research and commentary on models of human disease with significant implications for disease treatment
  • Investigative studies of human biology with an emphasis on disease, including small clinical trials
  • Commentary on policy, funding, education and regulatory issues
        

You can find the journal in the e-journal portal on our website -  www.rcsi.ie.library





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Friday, November 7, 2014

Medline Plus Mobile

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new version of the MedlinePlus mobile site - access it at http://m.medlineplus.gov

The newly developed site is optimised for use with mobile phones and tablets and, while the original mobile site contained only a subset of the information available on MedlinePlus, the new site contains all of the content available there.

Key features of the redesigned mobile site include:
  • Access to all the content available on MedlinePlus
  • Improved navigation using 'Menu' and 'Search' menus to access search and major areas of the site
  • Updated look and feel with a new design



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