McGoogan News

Embase adds PICO search feature

By Roxanne Cox

A new PICO search feature enables a more evidence-based approach to literature searching by clearly separating a clinical question into the 4 elements of a PICO search (Patient, Intervention, Comparison/Control and Outcome). The new PICO search form will automatically combine search terms within each element and between each element using the correct Boolean operators (OR and AND, respectively).

The PICO search form also lets you browse the Emtree thesaurus without leaving the page—see where terms fit within the Emtree hierarchy and read information, such as Dorland’s definitions, without needing to toggle back and forth to ‘Browse Emtree’. Once the Emtree term is added to the search query, you can quickly select the synonyms to add to the search query in a single step, significantly speeding up the process of building comprehensive searches.

Access Embase from the library’s homepage under Literature Databases.

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Resources for dealing with distress from violence

In order to offer support to the UNMC/NebraskaMedicine community’s wellness and resilience after Sunday morning’s attack in Orlando, McGoogan Library has added a guide listing resources to contact for information and support. The guide links to information useful for you when caring for yourself, your family, and your patients. Additional information can be requested through the Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS) at no charge. You can access the guide at: http://unmc.libguides.com/distress.

Resource spotlight: Procedures Consult

By Alison Bobal

Procedures Consult is an online tool that offers easy access to complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures required in today’s hospital setting. Procedures Consult covers the procedures required by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) and conforms to ACGME standards to help physicians and residents to consistently achieve the best patient outcomes. This tool enhances efficiency and consistency of medical procedures education.

Procedures Consult contains high-quality illustrations and multi-media for each procedure, highlights patient safety guidelines and includes indications, contraindications, anatomy and equipment. It also includes self-directed procedures training and testing – with trackable results.

The Procedures Consult modules available at UNMC are Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.

Resource spotlight: PsycINFO

By Alison Bobal

PsycINFO is the largest database devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It is produced by the American Psychological Association and includes more than four million records covering almost 2,500 journals (99% are peer-reviewed), books, book chapters and selected dissertations.

The content in PsycINFO is selected by APA experts based on quality and relevance to the field. The database is updated weekly and it includes features such as First Posting for journal records, ensuring access to the earliest publication of a journal article. The coverage dates back to 1597 with comprehensive coverage from the 1880s. Publications included in the database come from more than 50 countries.

The McGoogan Library of Medicine’s subscription to PsycINFO is on the EBSCO platform which allows you to search PyscINFO alongside other databases such as CINAHL and MEDLINE to help expand your search results.