Saturday, March 4
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (REPEAT SESSION)
CE Credits: 4
Searching Secrets: Tips, Techniques and Strategies to Conquer and Customize PubMed and VetMed Resource
Instructor: Heather Moberly (TAMU Medical Sciences Library)
Location: Computer Lab, TAMU Medical Sciences Library
Foundational PubMed for Practitioners
We will begin by putting PubMed into perspective. What is PubMed, what does it do well for veterinarians, and what does it do poorly. We cover PubMed searching, emphasizing basic searching and filtering functions; it is designed to improve your results and decrease your searching time. Hands-on activities include basic searching, filtering, and setting up Medical Sciences Library Get It For Me and My NCBI accounts.
PubMed for Practitioners
Expanding on the Foundational PubMed for Practitioners, we generate searches and introduce advanced searching techniques using information from real-life cases. We will create questions from the cases and search for information to answer them. Hands-on activities include practicing searching, creating saved searches and email alerts from the My NCBI account, and setting up a PubMed Loansome Doc account and linking it to the Medical Sciences Library Get It For Me.
VetMed Resource for Practitioners
PubMed covers most of the core journals in veterinary medicine but sometimes you want, or need, to search more comprehensively. VetMed Resource is a veterinary information portal that includes news, datasheets, events calendars, full-text articles, and access to CAB Abstracts, the most comprehensive index to veterinary literature. This class provides an overview of VetMed Resource and emphasizes searching CAB Abstracts through hands-on activities. VetMed Resource requires a subscription. A&M DVM alumni are eligible for free access through the Medical Sciences Library. Other attendees will be given a login for a free one-month trial.
Create and become functionally familiar with Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library Get It For Me services, National Library of Medicine My NCBI, and National Library of Medicine Loansome Doc accounts.
Describe the differences between PubMed and VetMed Resource and identify appropriate times to use each.
Interpret real-life cases to construct PubMed and VetMed Resource searches
Classes are taught in a computer lab and equipment is provided. Participants need to bring login information to access a work or personal email account. Additionally, participants who are already registered for a Medical Sciences Library Get It For Me account or My NCBI accounts are asked to bring their login information with them. Please advise in advance if an accessible computer workstation or assistive software is requested. Wi-Fi access for participants not affiliated with A&M is not guaranteed. Participants may bring their own laptops or tablet devices if they have access to the A&M Wi-Fi network.