PubMed – Behind the Screens
Presented by Linda Barnett, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Linda provided an overview of PubMed’s LinkOut feature, from how to use it to a look at the utility for entering and updating your library’s holdings. She also demonstrated its use as a search tool. In the second half of her presentation, she explained how PubMed does automatic mapping in relation to keyword and phrase searching, and the effect this has on your search results.
Critical Appraisal: What Does All That Stuff Mean, Anyway?
Presented by Lindsay Glynn, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Lindsay explained the difference in experimental and observational study types, from clinical trials to cohort studies, from systematic reviews to meta-analysis. She reviewed PICO, 2 x 2 tables, and selected calculations that can be helpful to know when trying to evaluate the value of an article.
Librarians at the Click of a Button
Presented by Alison Reid and Sue Fahey, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Alison revealed the results of her and Sue’s tests of a range of Virtual Reference products, their criteria for evaluating the packages, and which packages passed and failed. She and Sue then did a live demonstration of their recommended package.
Trends in e-Book Usage and the HSL Experience
Presented by Pam Morgan, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Pam summarized the trends in e-book usage that she had discovered through the literature review she had done as part of her e-book study. She then highlighted some of the findings of her analysis of the Health Sciences Library’s e-book collection.