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Tutorials and Searching Guides

Database Searching Guides

AccessMedicine: In-depth demonstration of the features of AccessMedicine.

Cochrane Tutorials: A group of tutorials on using Cochrane.

Current Protocols: Registration is required.  At "Send me more info about Wiley?" select NO unless you wish to receive emails from them.  The contents of the training video on the left allows you to skip directly to Features, Browsing or Searching.

CRD Database (National Institute for Health Research UK/University of York – Centre for Reviews and Dissemination):A searching guide on using CRD Databse which incorporates the DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects), NHS EED (NHS Economic Evaluation Database), and HTA (Data supplied by 52 members of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)).

dbMHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex):This tutorial incorporates searching dbLRC, dbMHC, and dbRBC all from the National Library of Medicine.

DynaMed on a Blackberry: This tutorial provides information on searching DynaMed using a Blackberry.

DynaMed on iPhone or iPod Touch: This tutorial provides information on searching DynaMed using the iPhone or iPod Touch.

EBSCOhost CINAHL Basic Tutorial: Provides information on CINAHL navigation and basic search strategies.

EBSCOhost CINAHL Advanced Tutorial: Provides information on CINAHL advanced searching techniques.

EBSCOhost MEDLINE with Full Text Searching: Provides information on searching the MEDLINE database in EBSCOhost.

EBSCOhost Using CINAHL and MeSH Headings: Provides information on using a controlled vocabulary to search CINAHL and MEDLINE to retrieve relevant citations on a topic.

LexisNexis Academic (Lexis-Nexis)

LexisNexis Academic: Finding News by State or Region
LexisNexis Academic: Find a Specific Document
LexisNexis Academic: Find a Specific U.S. Legal Case
LexisNexis Academic: Find a Company Profile

MDConsult: From within an MDConsult session, click on the Help link in the upper right-hand corner of the page for FAQs and more information on navigating, searching, and browsing in MDConsult.

MEDLINE on OvidSP: An interactive tutorial shows the step-by-step process of using Ovid.

MICROMEDEX Main Interactive Tutorial: This tutorial goes over the general features of using the MICROMEDEX Drug Information Database.  See the other tutorials listed below for more in-depth instructions on using specific sections of MICROMEDEX.

Calculators Tool
CARENOTES
Drug Comparison Tool
Drug Identification Tool
Drug Interactions Tool
International Drug Information Interactive Tutorial
IV Compatibility Tool
NEOFAX/PEDIATRIC
TOX and DRUG Product Lookup

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Searching Guides and Tutorials: Learn how to search databases such as BLAST, Cn3D, dbGaP, Disease Genes, Genome Workbench, Map Viewer, PSI-BLAST, 3D Modeling, 3D Structures.

NursingConsult: From within a NursingConsult session, click on the Help link at in the upper right-hand corner of the page for FAQs, information on navigating and searching, patient education handouts, and much more.

Ovid Documentation: Includes user guides, search tips, search features, and more.

Ovid Quick Reference Cards: Provide a handy-sized quick overview of search features.

Proquest Overview: Includes information on searching ProQuest Dissertations & Theses and Nursing & Allied Health Source.

PubMed Basics Help Card: This card guides the user through a basic search using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and filters in PubMed.

PubMed/MeSH Tutorials: This quick reference card highlights PubMed features that help the user retrieve relevant results.

PubMed Handouts from the NNLM: These informative tri-fold handouts provide instructions on using the new PubMed.


PubMed Quick Tours - Each of these animated tutorials can be viewed in 5 minutes or less:

Stat!Ref Tutorial: An presentation on using the Stat!Ref database to find information.

TOXNET and Beyond Training Class Schedule and Workbook: Choose Workbook to see a detailed guide to searching TOXNET resources.

UpToDate Tutorial: This tutorial gives users instruction in using UptoDate to find medical information.

Web of Science

Search Tips Tutorial
Citation Reporting and the H-Index Tutorial
Cited Reference Searching Tutorial