|Easy EBM Filters for MEDLINE Searches||.||
Whether you prefer Ovid MEDLINE or PubMed, you can quickly and easily limit your search retrieval to articles that contain the best research evidence to help meet your daily need for valid patient care information. Best research evidence, combined with clinical expertise and your patient's values, are the criteria of evidence-based medicine (EBM). Best research evidence criteria vary based on the four categories of clinical information: diagnosis, therapy, etiology and prognosis. Criteria vary by study design, e.g., cohort vs. randomized controlled clinical trial; and by critical assessment measures, e.g., confidence intervals, absolute risk reduction, etc. Criteria for each of the four categories of information have been identified and made available to you for your searches. Please go to calder.med.miami.edu, click on the MEDLINE option under “Quick Links” to the left of the page, and:
Ovid - For an Ovid MEDLINE search:
To have the EBM Permanent Searches added to your Ovid individual password, please contact the Systems Department at 305-243-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PubMed - For a PubMed search:
While doing a search in one of the Ovid databases accessible medical center wide, click the "Ask a Librarian" link beneath the "Limit" options for assistance with your search or for answers to any ready reference questions you may have. Librarians at the Reference desk will respond to your search as soon as possible, usually the same day.
During January, 2004, the new, expanded Science Direct platform became accessible University-wide and several other important, frequently requested paid electronic journal subscriptions were activated. The expansion in the Science Direct platform consists largely of ready, unlimited access to hundreds of titles that were previously available on a limited basis and only via individual Science Direct passwords. Following are some of the more heavily used Science Direct titles, as well as new titles from BioMed Central, Cell Press, Nature, Blackwell, Springer-Verlag, Wiley, and others that are now readily accessible via the A-Z list and CALLCAT on the Library's website calder.med.miami.edu:
Effective April 1, 2004, the current $6 charge per article for the Library to borrow an article from another library for a patron has increased to $10, and the charge for CLASSIC members to refer their requests for items not in our collections has increased from $11 to $15. These increases are due to the new Transaction Service Processing Fee imposed March 15, 2004 by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), Inc. Each year, the Library must report hundreds of the articles we borrow from other libraries to the CCC and pay a royalty fee of about $25 per article. Now, in addition, the Library must pay the new processing fee. We regret the imposition of this new charge, but are happy to report that the number of articles we need to borrow from other libraries continues to decline as the number of electronic journals continues to expand.
The Otto G. Richter Digital Library now includes a database of UM faculty publications from 1998-2002 at scholar.library.miami.edu/facpubs02/. Citations can be searched by name and by department or school, and they can be easily reformatted. Lists of journals in which the publications appear are also available. Check it out!
The Library is delighted to report that Henry L. Lemkau, Jr., MLS, JD, Director and Chairman, has been elected Fellow of the Medical Library Association in recognition of his distinguished contributions to medical librarianship and MLA. The MLA Board of Directors will present the award on Monday, May 24, 2004 at the MLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
The Library extends a warm welcome to Koichi Tasa, MSLS, who assumes the new archivist position March 1, 2004. This newly created, two-year faculty position is responsible for organizing the extensive archives of Emanuel M. Papper, M.D., Ph.D., the father of modern anesthesiology and dean emeritus of the School of Medicine, and digitizing important documents for the Archives' website at calder.med.miami.edu/papper/ for the benefit of scholars and historians world-wide. Mr. Tasa, who earned his Masters degree in library science from Columbia University in 1990, comes to the University with extensive experience in processing and digitizing materials in all formats gained at Columbia University, New York University and the New York Public Library.
On January 1, 2004, Gediminas (Geddy) Paulaitis, RN, BSN, MBA, AHIP, Reference and Education Librarian since 1995, assumed additional duties as the new Associate Director for Access Services. In this capacity, Mr. Paulaitis has administrative responsibility for the access services provided by the seven members of the Circulation Department during the 102.5 hours each week the Library is open to patrons. Since January, Mr. Paulaitis improved turnaround time for shelving materials and implemented a program of alerting patrons to the electronic availability of journals for which the Library has a print subscription as well.
During February, Faculty of 1000, a "next generation literature awareness tool," became accessible University-wide at www.facultyof1000.com/. This research service:
During January, three works by Len Janklow, donated by Dr. Maurice Rich to the Library's permanent art collections, were placed on display: