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Clinical Reasoning Library Workshop
Transcript of Clinical Reasoning Library Workshop
Carrie Salazar, eLearning and Instruction Librarian
Finding information on the
Start at the NECO Library
Then to go EyeGuides for helpful optometry resources.
To find information on the patient's disease, these are some helpful eBooks.
Wills Eye Manual
Duane's Clinical Ophthalmology
Finding Books and eBooks
of your patient's disease using the library's catalog.
Evidence Based Medicine
on the Condition
Google doesn't automatically filter the reliable sources.
Google is commercially used to advertise.
Wiki isn't a primary source.
Anyone with a Wikipedia account can edit information.
EyeGuides are research guides specific to optometry resources.
Once you open Wills Eye Manual, you can search for your patient's condition.
To find books and eBooks, go back to the library home page and type your patient's condition into the
'quick catalog search.'
The search will include only NECO's holdings.
To limit your search to only eBooks, go to the right filter box and choose
There's an EyeGuide for your Clinical Reasoning Project.
Once you've found the eBook you want to read, just click on
to gain access.
There are a few access points to get to eJournals and databases.
Use the filter sidebar to help you narrow your search.
The databases automatically link to NECO, and will let you know if the article is in our collection.
Find a peer reviewed article related to your patient's condition. Don't forget to use the Boolean technique to help narrow or broaden your results.
You have a few sources to find clinical trials
PubMed Clinical Queries
Cochrane is limited to one user at a time. Don't become frustrated if you can't log-in.
PubMed Clinical Queries
and search for your patient's condition.
Community and Practice Guidelines
Resources for Clinicians
If you go to the
There's a list of American Optometric Association reference guides to some conditions.
Community and Patient Education
On the Resources for Clinicians guide, there's a page for
Other helpful tips
Remember: not all information sources are created equal
of where your information is coming from.
Are they qualified?
Could they have a hidden agenda?
was it written?
Who is the intended
The bottom line: you need to make sure
your source is
Poor, inadequate, and/or unreliable information could
put your patients' health at risk!
Some reliable online searches
If you find yourself using Google look for these types of resources:
Please use your
and the password
when you are off-campus and need to access Library resources.
What is Evidence Based Medicine?
Source: Florida State University Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial http://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=medicalinformatics.ebmTutorial
Types of Evidence:
• Clinical Trials
• Observational Studies:
Journals and Databases
VisionCite is a periodical citation index by the Illinois College of Optometry Library.
is a fancy term for using conjunctions such as
AND, OR, and NOT
to eliminate the results you don't want.
= all the results with terms CATARACTS and GLAUCOMA.
narrows a search, resulting in fewer hits.
= all the results with either just cataracts, just glaucoma, or cataracts AND glaucoma.
broadens a search, resulting in more hits.
= all the results with cataracts and excluding glaucoma.
excludes terms that you do not want to include
You can use parentheses for an even more precise search.
This search will include all terms
[cataract and retina] and [glaucoma and retina]
Truncating: adding an asterisk (*) at the end of a word stem will retrieve all words that begin with that stem.
This search will retrieve results with:
Resources for Clinicians
find information on patient education and practice guidelines.
You'll find information on symptoms, risk factors and treatment.
Cite your sources!
If you don't properly cite the sources you use -- including books, online resources, charts, photos, etc. -- it's considered plagiarism.
Citing and Writing Eyeguide
as a guide to help you with
properly citation styles and links to helpful tools.
Zotero: The secret to quick citation formatting
in person: face-to-face anytime
by appointment: for BIG research questions
Interlibrary Loan or ILL
When do I use it?
Use it when requesting articles the NECO Library DOES NOT have electronically or physically.
use find it at NECO
We have it, do not use ILL
We do not have it, request it