The Anne Ross Library EBSCO journal holdings are now linked with Google Scholar. This means that if your search results return a journal article that is included in one of our subscription databases, you will be alerted with the link for 'myUMHS' appearing to the right of the article description. See the section below on 'How do I set up Google Scholar?' for instructions on setting this up.
Search Google Scholar for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books,
abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional
societies, online repositories, universities, and websites. While there is overlap between Google Scholar, Discovery Search, and individual library databases, it’s always helpful to have a variety
of research tools at your disposal.
Google Scholar links to many online
journal articles, but it does not link to all of the articles available
in the Anne Ross Library's online databases. By the same token, you may find
sources in Google Scholar that aren’t available through the library.
Google Scholar yields broad and comprehensive search results for
your topic, especially when looking for sources from different
disciplines. It is also useful for identifying related research or
for locating sources that have cited published articles you may have authored. The Search Alert tool is an additional benefit for staying up-to-date with information being published on your topic.
How do I set up Google Scholar?
You will need to do a one-time
set-up for your account to access full-text articles available through the Anne Ross Library.
Go to scholar.google.com
Be logged into your personal Google account
Click Settings in Google Scholar
Click Library Links
Search for UMHS-SK or University of Medicine and Health Sciences
If you access Google Scholar directly at scholar.google.com without
logging in and creating library links, full-text linking will not be
available. Follow the myUMHS link for instant access to any available article.
If you require further assistance to set this up please contact the library.
Labels: Anne Ross Library, database searching, Google Scholar, information search techniques, new library resources, UMHS, UMHS library services
Navigating the Medical Literature with Medline & DynaMed
Join us for this EBSCO training event on
Thursday February 7, at 12:00 -1:00 in the Western Classroom.
Labels: Anne Ross Library, database searching, database training, DynaMed, EBSCO, information literacy, information search techniques, Medline Complete, UMHS events
Take your searching skills to the next level with MeSH!
What is MeSH? MeSH simply means Me
eadings and is a taxonomy of medical subject terms compiled and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Searching the medical journal literature via our EBSCOHost
platform utilizing specific medical subject heading terms rather than keywords, can result in a more efficient, productive, and successful search. Please invest a few minutes of your time viewing this tutorial and then do a practice search or two in our full text EBSCO databases. UMHS / IUON subscribes to these online resources with full text for the benefit of our students and faculty.
Raising your level of expertise in essential information searching skills will serve you well throughout your medical career. Remember ~ dynamic evidence-based medical practice depends first on finding
the current best evidence!
Labels: database searching, information literacy, IUON, journal databases, keyword searching, medical information search, MeSH, searching skills, subject searching, UMHS-SK
Now when you login to our EBSCOhost databases
you will notice a new button to access a mobile friendly version of the search interface!So now you should all be good to go!
You have mobile access to our Library Catalogue
and now all the other EBSCO journal databases such as Medline & CINAHL with Full Text
Check out the Toolkits
as well for links to information on mobile 'Apps'
for medicine and nursing.
Labels: Caribbean medical education, database searching, hand-held computer applications, IUON, mobile access, mobile applications, mobile medicine, UMHS-SK, University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Search the actual image content of over 34,000 open access articles from PubMed Central
One can chose to search the full text of the article; or just the title, abstract or image caption. However,the Yale Image Finder
is unique in that it uses 'optical character recognition'
(OCR) which allows you to search even within an image
Labels: anatomical images, database searching, medical images, open access journals, PubMed Central, Yale Image Finder