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Search Himmelfarb Library's customized PubMed interface to locate clinical and evidence-based information and review articles and link to the library's full-text journal collections.

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PubMed @ Himmelfarb

PubMed @ Himmelfarb provides a simple method for sorting different types of articles and evidence and provides links to articles in Himmelfarb Library's full-text collection. PubMed @ Himmelfarb filters automatically group articles into categories based on their methodology and apply an English language limit.  

The categories appear on the right sidebar after you execute a PubMed search: 

  • Practice Guidelines
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Cohort & Case-Control
  • Background/Reviews

NOTE: In order to use PubMed @ Himmelfarb filters and see Full-Text It @ Himmelfarb links, you must access PubMed via the custom link to PubMed available on this page and on the Himmelfarb homepage . 

If you have questions about PubMed @ Himmelfarb, please confact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu).  

Questions & Answers

How is PubMed @ Himmelfarb different from that available at www.pubmed.gov?

PubMed @ Himmelfarb provides links to Himmelfarb Library's full-text journals and a simple method for sorting different types of articles and evidence. We recognize that finding high-quality information for clinical decisions and education can be time-consuming due to the quantity of information available. The goal of these PubMed filters is to reduce your searching time in order to allow more time for you to read and analyze available information.  

What is different about PubMed @ Himmelfarb?

PubMed @ Himmelfarb integrates 'Find It @ Himmelfarb' links for each article in PubMed.  'Find It @ Himmelfarb' links connect users to full-text articles if available.  In instances where a full-text copy is not available, a Documents@Go link will display and can be used to order a full-text copy.    

PubMed @ Himmelfarb sorts articles into five groups which are listed under five links on the right-hand side of the search results area. The five groups are:

  • Practice Guidelines
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Cohort & Case-Control
  • Background/Reviews

How were the results' groupings selected?

The groupings reflect Himmelfarb Library's instruction in searching PubMed for clinical information as well as the Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  To support the identification, analysis, and use of different types of journal articles, the filters are designed to help users find different article and study types quickly.  

I already set my own preferences using 'My NCBI'. How will this affect those settings?

If you have set up preferences using 'My NCBI', you will continue to see your personal preferences. If you would like to use PubMed @ Himmelfarb, then simply sign out of your My NCBI account and access PubMed @ Himmelfarb OR customize your account using the following settings.

To add the Find It @ Himmelfarb button to your My NCBI account:

  1. Access PubMed then click on Sign in to NCBI in the upper right corner of the screen, and enter or create your My NCBI account information.
  2. Cick on My NCBI in the upper right corner of the screen, then Select NCBI Site Preferences.
  3. Click on Outside Tool, then select 'George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library'.

To add Himmelfarb Library's filters to your My NCBI account: 

  1. Access PubMed then click on Sign in to NCBI in the upper right corner of the screen, and enter or create your My NCBI account information.
  2. Locate the filters box in the lower right portion of the screen, then select Manage Filters. 
  3. Click on Create Custom Filter, then copy/paste one of the search strategies and provide the name for the search strategy (e.g. Practice Guidelines, Systematic Reviews, etc.).

 

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