PubMed provides access to MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's database of citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, health care systems, preclinical sciences, and other biomedical topics. During this class, participants will be able to do a basic keyword search in PubMed, apply filters/limits to streamline the search results, print, save, and email citations, access full-text articles, and create a MyNCBI account. Participants will learn how to find a citation with partial information using Single Citation Matcher and conduct an evidence-based search with Clinical Queries. Practice exercises will provide participants with hands-on experience during class.
During this class, participants will be able to do PubMed Advanced Searches using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and subheadings, Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), and other more advanced search techniques. Detailed explanation of all filters and management options will be offered such as formatting citations to export into Citation Manager programs (RefWorks/EndNote). Using their MyNCBI accounts, participants will learn how to set up alerts when new publications of interest are published, create bibliographies, and save searches for future use. Practice exercises will provide participants with hands-on experience during class.
PubMed en Español
PubMed en Espaρol will provide participants who are Spanish-speakers with an explanation of how PubMed works in their native language. The class will be an Intermediate level class. Practice exercises will provide participants with hands-on experience during class, which will cover the basics and some of the advanced searching techniques.
RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager. This is an introductory class in which participants will learn how to use RefWorks to create personal databases of imported references from online databases and how to store, retrieve, and format them for publication. If you spend more than an hour formatting your references for your paper's bibliography then you are working way too hard. We will show you how citing within your paper and creating your paper's bibliography can take only minutes.
Scopus / SciVal Experts
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research. SciVal Experts is a powerful tool that allows researchers to pinpoint University of Miami biomedical faculty by their specialty area. SciVal Experts is a one-stop resource to locate potential multidisciplinary team members, collaborators, or mentors at UM. SciVal Experts draws upon publications from PubMed (the past 20 years) and NIH-funded research projects from NIH RePORTER to automatically create and update dynamic faculty profiles.
The Comprehensive Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL Plus) indexes over 4,500 English-language nursing journals and publications in biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. This database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheets. Participants will learn basic and advanced search strategies, how to limit results, manage citations and folders, link to full-text, print, save or email articles and results, access evidence-based care sheets, and create a MyEbscoHost account. Participants will practice with hands on exercises during the class.
Saving Time and Effort with QUOSA
QUOSA is a superb tool for researchers and all individuals who would like to:
- Efficiently download to the desktop as many as 500 full-text articles from PubMed, Scopus, Ovid or Google Scholar – with one click!
- Search within the full text of multiple articles effectively using a highlighting feature
- Organize your collections of full text
- Export citations with one click to citation management software, such as RefWorks and EndNote
- Perform cluster analysis to see common themes within multiple full text articles
Carmen Bou-Crick (CBC)
Jenny Garcia-Barcena (JG)
Kimberly Loper (KL)
Mary Moore (MM)
Barbara Wood (BW)