Two classes on important library resources will be taught this week:
Thursday, March 26, Finding Electronic Journal Articles (Liz Strother)
Learn how to use library resources for locating free electronic journal articles.
Friday, March 27, PubMed Basics (Julie Schiavo)
Introduction to searching PubMed, the premier database from the National Library of Medicine, for dental/biomedical information. Tips for refining your searches and managing results will also be taught.
Both classes will be held at noon in the Dental Library conference room. Please call 941-8158 or email email@example.com to reserve a seat.
Did you know:
1. You can save your PubMed search.
2. Run the same search each week (or month) for updated articles (My NCBI).
3. Store your PubMed citations (and the full-text) in RefWorks.
4. Use Write-N-Cite to insert your citations into your Word document.
5. Create a bibliography for your paper.
Contact the libraryâ€™s reference department firstname.lastname@example.org where one of the librarians can assist you in setting up these available services. You can take it one step at a time.
The National Library of Medicine has updated their Pubmed tutorial. Their website also offers Quick Tours on specific topics; these videos are usually less than 3 minutes long. For local Pubmed assistance, please contact a Reference Librarian at the IschÃ© Library (504) 568-6102 / (504) 568-8339, or at the Dental Library (504) 941-8158.
In honor of our unusual weather today, I checked to see if snow is a search term in MEDLINE. And it is in MeSH. Most of the articles in PubMed (when limited to Humans) deal with snow disasters (avalanches and the like). I don’t think we’ll have to worry about that.
Two more chances to learn and one chance to celebrate:
Advanced Googling Class @ Isché Friday, October 24th from 12 noon to 1 pm
PubMed Class @ Dental Monday, October 27th from 12 noon to 1 pm
Check out the Dental Library Open House on Tuesday, October 28th from 11:30 to 1:30; Go and “Sink Your Teeth In!”
Sink Your Teeth In at the Dental Open House
Today is Tennessee Williams birthday. Unlikely as it seems, one of Louisiana’s greatest playwrights appears seven times in a search for “Tennessee Williams” in PubMed! Check out the articles here, and if you’re in New Orleans this weekend, check out the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s annual STELLA! Shouting contest this Sunday in Jackson Square.
There are 13 articles in PubMed with the keyword Mardi Gras. These articles cover eye injuries, disaster care, sexual behavior, and tattoo removal. Maybe someone at LSUHSC will use this year’s experience to add to the list?