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010_030 - Moving Around: The Flash animation contains a screen shot of the PubMed Tutorial and points out the tools for navigating through the Tutorial. Descriptions of these navigation tools are included in the text of 010_030.html.

010_180 - Navigating PubMed: The Flash animation contains a screen shot of the PubMed home page and points out the various parts of the page such as the database selection menu, search box, and various links. Detailed descriptions of the parts of the page are included in the text of 010_180.html.

015_050 - Review: Understanding the Vocabulary: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - Searching for the term Eye in PubMed will retrieve which of the following terms? Answer Choices - a. Eye, chin and forehead, b. Eye, eyelids, cornea, iris and all other terms indented under Eye in the MeSH hierarchy, c. Eye (only). The correct answer is b. Eye, eyelids, cornea, iris and all other terms indented under Eye in the MeSH hierarchy. Return to 015_050.html.

015_060 - Review: Understanding the Vocabulary: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - During the indexing process, NLM indexers add which of the following types of terms to MEDLINE records? Answer Choices - a. Medical Subject Headings, b. Author-supplied keywords, c. Synonyms for all subject terms, d. All of the above. The correct answer is a. Medical Subject Headings. Return to 015_060.html.

015_070 - Review: Understanding the Vocabulary: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - On a MEDLINE record, what does an asterisk after a MeSH term indicate? Answer Choices - a. The term is a provisional MeSH heading, b. More information is available at the bottom of the record, c. The term reflects a major topic of the article. The correct answer is c. The term reflects a major topic of the article. Return to 015_070.html.

020_045 - Details: The five [Show Me] Flash animations highlight the information available on the Details display. The Details display for a search is available by clicking on the Search Details link on the results screen or on the Advanced Search page. Return to 020_045.html to see the list of information included on the Details page.

020_050 - Automatic Term Mapping (continued): The Flash animation starts with the results page for the sample search, cardiac surgery after renal transplant. The [Show Me] steps through clicking on the details tab to see that the search has been mapped to ("thoracic surgery"[MeSH Terms] OR ("thoracic"[All Fields] AND "surgery"[All Fields]) OR "thoracic surgery"[All Fields] OR ("cardiac"[All Fields] AND "surgery"[All Fields]) OR "cardiac surgery"[All Fields]) AND after[All Fields] AND ("kidney transplantation"[MeSH Terms] OR ("kidney"[All Fields] AND "transplantation"[All Fields]) OR "kidney transplantation"[All Fields] OR ("renal"[All Fields] AND "transplant"[All Fields]) OR "renal transplant"[All Fields]). The explanation for this translation is included in the text of 020_050.html.

020_060 - Automatic Term Mapping (continued): The Flash animation contains two [Show Me] demonstrations. The first [Show Me] steps through using the details button to see that the search for the journal of cell biology is translated as "J Cell Biol"[Journal Name]. The second [Show Me] uses the details button to show that the unqualified search for cell translates as two different subjects (cells and cellular phone) not the journal Cell. The explanation for these translations are included in the text of 020_060.html.

020_070 - Automatic Term Mapping (continued): The Flash animation contains two [Show Me] demonstrations on full author searching. The first [Show Me] demonstrates a full name search in natural order (julia s wong). The second [Show Me] demonstrates using a comma to differentiate a last name, when the first and last name are ambiguous (james, ryan). Return to 020_070.html.

020_080 - Automatic Term Mapping (continued): The Flash animation contains three [Show Me] demonstrations on author searching. The first [Show Me] demonstrates a search for last name plus first initial (wheeler d). The second [Show Me] demonstrates turning off the automatic truncation, using double quotes and the [au] tag ("wheeler d" [au]). The third [Show Me] demonstrates using the [au] tag to search for a last name only. Return to 020_080.html

020_130 - Citation Sensor: The Flash animations show the appearance of the Citation Sensor when entering citation-like data into the PubMed search box. Details are included on 020_130.html.

020_200 - Related Citations (continued): The Flash animations demonstrate finding related articles for a selected citation and then limiting the set of related citations. Detailed explanations of the steps used can be found at 020_200.html.

020_202 - Review - How It Works: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question – Which feature allows you to learn how your search query was translated including information about MeSH heading mappings, error messages, and stopwords? Answer Choices - a. Details b. Index c. History d. Preview The correct answer is a. Details. Return to 020_202.html.

020_204 - Review - How It Works: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - The search, smith dl plos biology will search for: Answer choices - a. Each word in All Fields. b. Each phrase in All Fields. c. The author name and the name of the journal, as well as the journal title words in All Fields. d. The author name and biology as a MeSH term. The correct Answer is c. The author name and the name of the journal, as well as the journal title words in All Fields. Return to 020_204.html.

020_206 - Review - How It Works: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - If PubMed cannot find a match for the term lethal dose in the MeSH or Journal Translation Tables, it will: Answer Choices - a. Search the term in all fields: lethal dose[All Fields] b. Split up the phrase and take each word (lethal AND dose) through the Automatic Term Mapping process. If neither individual word exists separately in the MeSH, journal or author tables, PubMed will then search each word in All Fields and combine the results: lethal [All Fields] AND dose [All Fields]. c. Search for a synonym of the term d. Not search the term. The correct answer is b. Split up the phrase and take each word (lethal AND dose) through the Automatic Term Mapping process. If neither individual word exists separately in the MeSH, journal or author tables, PubMed will then search each word in All Fields and combine the results: lethal [All Fields] AND dose [All Fields]. Return to 020_206.html.

020_210 - Filters: The Flash animation demonstrates the Filters feature on the PubMed results pages. The text of 020_210.html describes the functions in detail.

020_215 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Article (Publication) types is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_215.html.

020_220 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Text Availability is demonstrated. The text of 020_220.html describes the function in detail.

020_230 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Publication Date is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_230.html.

020_240 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Species is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_240.html.

020_250 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Language is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_250.html.

020_255 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Sex is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_255.html.

020_260 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Subjects (Subset Strategies) is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_260.html.

020_265 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Journal categories is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_265.html.

020_270 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Ages is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_270.html.

020_275 - Filters (continued): Filtering by Search Fields is demonstrated. For a detailed description see 020_275.html.

020_390 - Boolean Logic (continued): The Flash animation demonstrates the use of Boolean operators and nesting through the search for common cold AND (vitamin c OR zinc). The details about using Boolean logic are on 020_390.html.

020_400 - History: The Flash animation shows how to access the options in the search history number menu on the Advanced Search page. Details about the features are outlined in the text of 020_400.html.

020_410 - History (continued): The Flash animation steps through a demonstration showing how to use History to combine searches using search numbers. The example shows combining the search melanoma and the search sunscreen using their search numbers, #1 AND #2. Details about the steps used are outlined in the text of 020_410.html.

020_420 - History (continued): The Flash animation steps through a demonstration showing how to apply Filters to searches in History. The example shows applying age limit, adolescent, and the date limit, published since 2004, to the previous search of melanoma AND sunscreen. Details about the steps used are outlined in the text of 020_420.html.

020_440 - Phrase Searching: The Flash animation demonstrates how the use of double quotes in the search for "pressure point" changes the translation to "pressure point" [All Fields]. The explanation for this translation is included in the text of 020_440.html.

020_460 - Truncation: The Flash animation contains three [Show Me] demonstrations. The first shows how the search for mimic* is translated as mimic[All Fields] OR mimic/antagonist[All Fields] OR mimic/block[All Fields] OR mimic/enhance[All Fields] OR mimic/represent[All Fields] OR mimic'[All Fields]... The second [Show Me] demonstrates the limit of 600 variations when using truncation through the example tox*. This search returns the warning "Wildcard search for 'tox*' used only the first 600 variations. Lengthen the root word to search for all endings." The third [Show Me] points out that the use of truncation turns off automatic term mapping so the search for brain cancer* translates as (brain cancer[All Fields] OR brain cancers[All Fields]) and does not map to the MeSH term Brain Neoplasms. The details about truncation are on 020_460.html.

020_465 - Review - Building Blocks: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - Which of the following strategies will retrieve citations on the topic of allergies to eggs or peanuts? Answer Choices - a. allergies NOT peanuts AND eggs b. (peanuts or eggs) and allergies c. allergies AND peanuts OR eggs d. allergies AND (peanuts OR eggs). The correct answer is d. allergies AND (peanuts OR eggs). Return to 020_465.html.

020_470 - Review - Building Blocks: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - What is the truncation symbol in PubMed? Answer choices - a. question mark (?) b. number sign (#) c. colon (:) d. asterisk (*) The correct answer is d. asterisk. Return to 020_470.html.

020_500 - MeSH Database (continued): The nine [Show Me] Flash animations point out accessing the MeSH database and searching for a term; suggestions offered; parts of the summary display; available links; and parts of the full displays in the MeSH database using the example term osteoarthritis. Descriptions of these displays are included in the text of 020_500.html.

020_510 - MeSH Database (continued): The Flash animation demonstrates the steps to use the MeSH database to select MeSH terms to retrieve articles that discuss the diagnosis of Bursitis in the knee joint where knee joint is the main focus of the article. Full details of the steps are included in the text of 020_510.html.

020_520 – MeSH Database (continued): The Flash animation demonstrates the steps to use the MeSH database to find articles discussing statistics and/or prevention and control of measles outbreaks in children. Full details of the steps are included in the text of 020_520.html.

020_550 - Journal Search (NLM Catalog): The Flash animations demonstrate clicking the link to view the Journals in NCBI Databases search page, and highlighting the links to the list of journal subject terms and the LinkOut journal lists. Details are included in the text of 020_550.html.

020_560 - Journal Search (NLM Catalog, continued): The Flash animations show accessing the Journals in NCBI Databases search page; searching the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine; parts of the summary display; available links; accessing the full display and searching the journal in PubMed. Descriptions of these displays are included in the text of 020_560.html.

020_565 - Journal Search (NLM Catalog, continued): The Flash animations show selecting a set of journals from the NLM Catalog to search in PubMed. Instructions are included in the text of 020_565.html.

020_570 – Clinical Queries: The Flash animations demonstrate how to access Clinical Queries and points out that 3 search filters are available from the Clinical Queries screen. Further information about the Clinical Study Category filter is outlined in the text of 020_570.html.

020_580 - Clinical Queries (continued): The Flash animation demonstrates the steps to use the clinical study category filter to search for rash fever with the diagnosis category and the "narrow" filter. Details for the steps are included in the text of 020_580.html.

020_590 - Clinical Queries (continued). Find Systematic Reviews: The Flash animation demonstrates the steps to use the systematic reviews filter to search for inhalation therapy pneumonia. Details for the steps are included in the text of 020_590.html.

020_600 – Clinical Queries (continued). Medical Genetics searches. The Flash animation demonstrates using the Medical Genetics filter to find citations about genetic counseling for sickle cell anemia. Details for the steps are included in the text of 020_600.html.

020_620 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 1: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. See 020_620.html for the details of the steps used.

020_640 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 2: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. See 020_640.html for the details of the steps used.

020_643 - Using the Search Box to Search by Citation: The Flash animation shows a search of Exp Neurol 187 2 279. Return to 020_643.html.

020_645 - Citation Sensor: The Flash animation demonstrates PubMed's Citation Sensor. A search for choi blood 2009 is run and the matches are highlighted in yellow at the top. Details about the Citation Sensor are included in the text of 020_645.html.

020_647 - Using the Single Citation Matcher to Find Specific Citations: The Flash animation demonstrates using the Single Citation Matcher feature. A search of Experimental neurology in the journal title field, 187 in the Volume field, 2 in the Issue field and 279 in the Pagination field is shown. Return to 020_647.html.

020_700 - Search Builder: The Flash animation demonstrates the use of the Advanced Search page Search Builder feature, as described in the text of 020_700.html.

020_750 - Pharmacologic Action [PA]: The first [Show Me] Flash animation demonstrates searching for citations discussing aspirin as a platelet aggregation inhibitor. This is done using the [pa] search method. The second [Show Me] Flash animation illustrates using the MeSH database to display the substances known to have a particular pharmacologic action. More information about pharmacologic action is included in the text on 020_750.html.

020_770 - Corporate Author [cn]: The Flash animation shows how to search for corporate authorship of an article using the [cn] tag. More information about corporate authors is outlined in the text of 020_770.html.

020_780 - Personal Name as Subject [ps]: The Flash animation shows the examples of using [ps] as outlined in the text of 020_780.html.

020_790 - Place of Publication [pl]: The Flash animation shows the example of using [pl] to search for place of publication: aids AND nigeria [pl]. Return to 020_790.html.

020_810 - Secondary Source Identifier [si]: The Flash animation shows an example of searching using [si] and locating the Secondary Source ID at the bottom of the Citation display of a PubMed record. Return to 020_810.html.

020_830 - PubMed Unique Identifier [PMID] and Affiliation [AD]: The first Flash animation shows an example of searching by PMID using no tags (e.g., 7998669 9340531). The second Flash animation shows a search of cleveland [ad] AND clinic [ad], highlighting the search results with The Cleveland Clinic in the affiliation field. Return to 020_830.html.

020_840 - Grant Number [GR]: The Flash animation shows a search of G13-LM008781/LM/NLM NIH HHS/United States[gr], highlighting the Grant Support field in the Citation display of the results. Return to 020_840.html.

020_850 - Review - Searching by Field: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answers for the two review questions: 1. harvard [ad] singh 2. churchill w [ps]. Return to 020_850.html.

030_020 - Searching Results Screen: The Flash animation contains six [Show Me] demonstrations that point out the default Summary display format for citations as described in the text. Return to 030_020.html.

030_030 - Display Settings: The Flash animation demonstrates how to access the Display Settings menu to change the display format, number of items per page and sort order. 030_030.html.

030_040 - Display Formats (continued): The Flash animation contains several [Show Me] steps that highlight parts of the default Summary display format. More details about the Summary display format are included on 030_040.html.

030_050 - Display Formats (continued): The Flash animation contains several [Show Me] steps that highlight parts of the Abstract display format. Details about the Abstract display format are included on 030_050.html.

030_060 - Display Formats (continued): The Flash animation contains several [Show Me] steps that highlight the expandable sections of the Abstract display format. Details about the Abstract display format are included on 030_060.html.

030_150 - Send to: The Flash animation demonstrates how to access the Send to: menu to send or copy PubMed records to a file, to the Clipboard, to Collections, to E-Mail or to order. Return to 030_150.html.

030_160 - Send to File: The Flash animation steps through the process of saving selected citations to a file, as detailed in the text. Return to 030_160.html.

030_170 - Send to File (continued): The Flash animation steps through the process of saving all results to a file in MEDLINE format for use in bibliographic management software. Select File from the Send to pull-down menu and select MEDLINE format. Return to 030_170.html for the details about this demonstration.

030_210 - Send to E-mail: The Flash animation shows the use of the E-mail selection from the Send to menu to send search results to an e-mail address. From the options screen you may modify selections, add a message, enter the recipient's e-mail address, and click the E-Mail button. Return to 030_210.html for more about sending to e-mail.

030_220 - Send to Clipboard: The Flash animation steps through sending citations to the Clipboard by selecting citations using the checkboxes, and selecting Clipboard from the Send to menu. The animation also shows the link to the Clipboard that appears on the results screen when the Clipboard is populated. Details about sending citations to the Clipboard are outlined on 030_220.html.

030_230 - Send to Clipboard (continued): The demonstration shows how to access the Clipboard, remove items from the Clipboard, and combine the Clipboard results with other searches. The steps for these functions of the Clipboard are outlined in the text of 030_230.html.

030_250 - Collections: The Flash animation steps through the process creating and appending a collection in My NCBI. Details are included in the text on 030_250.html.

030_255 - Collections (continued): The Flash animation shows how to access previously created Collections from the My NCBI Collections page. Additional animations show how to merge, delete, sort, view and save collections. Return to 030_255.html for demonstrations of these functions.

030_260 - Collections (continued): Sharing Collections: The Flash animation shows how to make a collection public or private, as detailed in the text. Return to 030_260.html.

030_265 - My Bibliography: The Flash animation shows how to create a bibliography using My NCBI. Return to 030_265.html for demonstrations of these functions.

030_267 - My Bibliography: The Flash animation demonstrates the features of the My Bibliography portlet in My NCBI. Details are included in 030_267.html.

030_270 - Filters: The Flash animations point out the default filters. Details are included in the text on 030_270.html.

030_280 - Adding Filters: The Flash animation steps through the process of adding filters. Return to 030_280.html for details about adding filters.

030_290 - Adding Filters (continued): The Flash animation steps through using the Browse feature to find additional options for PubMed filters. Return to 030_290.html for details about this demonstration.

030_300 - Adding LinkOut Filters: The Flash animation steps through adding your library's holdings as a filter. Return to 030_300.html for details about this demonstration.

030_310 - Using the Filters: The Flash animation steps through using the filters from a PubMed display. Return to 030_310.html for details about this demonstration.

030_330 - Review: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - Which of the following Send to options would you use to collect citations from multiple searches for saving, printing, or ordering? Answer Choices - a. Send to Clipboard b. Send to File c. Send to Text. The correct answer is a. Send to Clipboard. Return to 030_330.html.

030_340 - Review: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - How would you print displayed results in a bibliographic format to include in a list of references? Answer Choices - a. Click the title of the article. b. Select Order from the Send to menu. c. Select Summary (text) from the Display Settings menu. The correct answer is c. Select Summary (text) from the Display Settings menu. Return to 030_340.html.

030_350 - Review: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - You have found references about hypertension and a nosebleed, and you now want to display all of the retrieved records on one page. How would you do that? Answer Choices - a. Maximize the window for your browser b. Click the Show pull-down menu and select a number higher than the final retrieval set. c. Limit your search so that retrieval is 20 or less. The correct answer is b. Click the Show pull-down menu and select a number higher than the final retrieval set. Return to 030_350.html.

030_355 - Review: A Flash interactive multiple choice question. Question - You've completed a search on injuries from backpacks or backpacking. Now you wish to save and send the results of your search to a file. How would you do this? Answer Choices - a. Select File from the Send to Menu. b. Select Clipboard from the Send to menu. c. Select Details to display the PubMed translation, then copy that to the Clipboard. The correct answer is a. Select File from the Send to Menu. Return to 030_355.html.

040_015 - Saving Searches: The Flash animation demonstrates how to save a search strategy using My NCBI. See 040_015.html for the example and steps used in the demonstration.

040_020 - E-mail Update Results: The Flash animation displays the e-mail update results. Return to 040_020.html.

040_030 - Running Saved Searches and Manually Updating a Search : The Flash animations highlight functions of the Saved Searches portlet. Details are included in the text on 040_030.html.

040_040 - Changing E-mail Update Settings and Modifying a Saved Search Strategy: The Flash animations demonstrate functions of the Saved Searches portlet and Manage Saved Searches screen. Details are included in the text on 040_040.html.

040_050 - Deleting a Saved Search and Saving Searches from your Search History: The Flash animation steps through the process of deleting saved searches and saving searches from History. Details are included in the text on 040_050.html.

040_060 - Send to RSS: The Flash animation shows the use of the RSS link above the search box to generate an RSS feed from a PubMed search. Click RSS. From the options screen, select the maximum number of items to send per feed, and rename the feed, if desired. Click on Create RSS, then either drag and drop the RSS button to your feed reader, or click on the RSS button and copy and paste the URL from the resulting window to your feed reader, following the instructions on your feed reader software. Return to 040_060.html

040_080 - Review for Saving the Search: The Flash animation steps through a suggested answer for the Saving the Search exercise. The steps are described on 040_080.html.

050_025 - LinkOut: The Flash animation shows using the Free Full Text default filter, following the free article link from the Summary display, viewing the Abstract display to find LinkOut icons, and using the LinkOut menu below the abstract to find sources of the full text article. Return to 050_025.html for more about the LinkOut.

050_027 - LinkOut: The Flash animation shows using the Outside Tool feature to display links to your library from the abstract display. Specific steps are described on 050_027.html.

050_030 - PubMed Central: The Flash animation shows clicking Free in PubMed Central link from the Abstract display. The animation ends at the display of full text in PubMed Central. Return to 050_030.html for more about PubMed Central.

050_035 - LinkOut Subsets and Filters: The Flash animation shows how to search with free full text[sb]. Return to 050_035.html for more about LinkOut.

050_040 - Ordering Articles: The Flash animation shows the use of the Order Selection from the Send to menu to order the full copy of an article using Loansome Doc. Select the citations you want to order and select Order from the Send to menu to access Loansome Doc. Return to 050_040.html.

050_060 - Ordering Documents from the Clipboard: The Flash animation demonstrates how to order documents that have been added to the Clipboard by selecting the citations and selecting Order from the Send to pull-down menu. Details of the steps for ordering are outlined on 050_060.html.

060_040 - Links from Searches: The Flash animation points out how to use the Find Related Data to find information related to your search in other NCBI Databases. Return to 060_040.html for more about Links.

060_070 - Links from Records: The Flash animation shows how to use the links associated with a citation. The links used in the demonstration include Related Citations, Protein, Nucleotide, and others. Details about the steps used are outlined at 060_070.html.

070_020 - Registration and Signing In: The Flash animation shows the location of the registration and sign-in page for My NCBI. Return to 070_020.html.

070_040 - Customizing your My NCBI Homepage: The Flash animation demonstrates how to customize your My NCBI homepage. Each step is described in the text of 070_040.html.

070_050 - User Preferences: The Flash animations shows how to access My NCBI preferences and the menu options for the E-mail address, Highlighting, Abstract Supplemental Data, document delivery, auto suggest and Search details. Return to 070_050.html for details about these demonstrations.

090_030 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 1: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. See 090_030.html for the details of the steps used.

090_050 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 2, Part A: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. See 090_050.html for the details of the steps used.

090_055 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 2, Part B: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. See 090_055.html for the details of the steps used.

090_090 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 3: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. See 090_090.html for the details of the steps used.

090_110 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 4, Part A: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. See 090_110.html for details of the steps used.

090_120 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 4, Part B: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. See 090_120.html for the details of the steps used.

090_130 - Suggested Answer for Exercise 4, Part C: The Flash animation demonstrates the suggested answer for the exercise. PloS Pathogens in the Journal box, 5 in the volume box and 4 in the issue box are entered. Return to 090_130.html.

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