Please click here to see a demo of how to conduct a PubMed search that combines two MeSH terms and uses the title/abstract command ([tiab]). Note that there never is a space between the search word(s) and the commands (i.e. “Manipulation, Osteopathic[Mesh], osteopath*[tiab]).
The Cochrane Library Tutorials
To view the list of tutorials, click on “click here to see available tutorials” below and to the right of the heading for “The Cochrane Library.” Helpful tutorials provide an introduction to The Cochrane Library, cover tips on advanced and MeSH searching, and cover setting up saved searches and e-mail alerts. Click on “launch module” to view a tutorial.
This demo shows how to search for information on drugs and diseases. It also shows how to conduct a search for information on drug interactions.
The Medical Letter Inc. demo
Click on the features to learn about them. Our institutional site license provides access to The Medical Letter newsletter, Treatment Guidelines newsletter, an adverse drug interactions program, an online handbook for antimicrobial therapy, and continuing medical education (CME) opportunities. Handheld editions of The Medical Letter and Treatment Guidelines newsletters may be freely downloaded to PDAs with Palm OS.
Click on “Overview” for a thirty-minute demo on how use Micromedex 2.0. Use the “next slide” and “previous slide” buttons to skip forward and backward within the demo. Micromedex is a comprehensive medical reference on drugs, diseases, acute care, toxicology, alternative medicine, and patient education and care. It includes information on drug interactions, IV compatibility, and drug comparisons. Also includes a drug identification tool, calculators, and formularies. Disclaimer: According to license restrictions, this resource can only be used for educational and training purposes by Lincoln Memorial University students and faculty in the health sciences and is not to be used for any clinical care, emergency, or commercial purpose. Do not access this resource from a clinical setting.
Helpful PubMed tutorials cover searching PubMed by author, searching with the MeSH Database, combining MeSH terms using the MeSH Database, and applying subheadings and other features of the MeSH Database.
PubMed’s My NCBI feature
My NCBI allows one to save searches and save articles within PubMed. One can also create filters for searching your saved items. Helpful tutorials cover saving searches, saving articles (see “collections”), and receiving e-mail alerts for articles from your favorite journals.