Video Tutorials

Friday, January 30, 2009

Find It Fast #8: Clinical Queries in MEDLINE

Although most articles indexed in MEDLINE are original research studies, it DOES index some critically appraised content, such as the Cochrane reviews, ACP Journal Club articles, etc. This tutorial will first show you how to quickly find the critically appraised content using PubMed.

When you do have to search in MEDLINE for original research studies, filters are available to help you find the best types of studies for your clinical question. This tutorial also demonstrates how to use the various clinical query filters both in PubMed and in Ovid SP MEDLINE.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Find It Fast #7: Critically Appraised Individual Articles

In this tutorial, I will show you some basics in finding "critically appraised individual articles" using resources such as the ACP Journal Club and the "Evidence-based..." series of journals.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Find It Fast #6: ACP's PIER

In this tutorial, I will show you some basics in using ACP's PIER, Physician's Information and Education Resources from the American College of Physicians.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Find It Fast #5: Clinical Evidence

In this tutorial, I will show you some basics in using Clinical Evidence, an EBP resource created by the BMJ.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Find It Fast #4: The Cochrane Library

In this tutorial, I will show you some basics in searching and browsing the Cochrane Library for systematic reviews.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Find It Fast #3: The Pyramid of Resources

Clinical information resources are usually categorized by the extent to which they are critically appraised. We often use a pyramid diagram to distinguish two different tiers of resources. This tutorial explains the differences of the two tiers and shows how various clinical resources fit into the pyramid model.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Find It Fast #2: The Clinical Question

How do you decide which information resource to use for your clinical question? Your choice is closely related to the nature of the clinical question you ask. This tutorial covers various types of clinical questions and how they are associated with different types of research studies.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Find It Fast #1: Introduction

From this week on, I am going to post a series of video tutorials on the various evidence-based practice (EBP) information resources. The series is called "Find It Fast" because all of these resources may help you find clinical information faster.

The first three episodes will explain some basic terminologies and theories we are going to use in this series of tutorials. Then we are going to focus on the following resources: the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, ACP's PIER, Clinical Evidence, Clinical Queries in PubMed and the EBP meta-search engine TRIP.

This first episode is an introduction.