A Practical Guide to PubMed is a guide that provides a clear overview of the many possibilities that PubMed has to offer. PubMed (www.pubmed.gov) provides free access to MEDLINE and is the most widely used medical search engine.
In this completely revised edition of A Practical Guide to PubMed concise and clear chapters cover the following topics:
¿ How do I formulate a good search questions?
¿ What search options does PubMed offer and which search strategy provides me with the best results?
¿ How can I broaden or narrow down search results?
Faridi van Etten is employed at the medical library of the Academisch Medisch Centrum (Academic Medical Center) and regularly teaches courses on this topic. Rikie Deurenberg works as an information specialist at the Kwaliteitsinstituut voor de Gezondheidszorg (Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement) CBO.
A Practical Guide to PubMed is a book that is indispensable to specialists, family doctors, company and insurance physicians, physical therapists and other paramedics, nursing staff and anyone who is in training for these professions.