Posted on April 29, 2009 by Sandy Swanson
Looking for more ways to spread the word? Check out this post in the Cornflower: Using social software to deliver Swine Flu information
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Posted on April 16, 2009 by Sandy Swanson
I’m restricted to Internet Explorer on the job, but I love being able to customize Firefox at home.
Dennis O’Reilly at the Worker’s Edge passes on some hints for optimizing Google searching with his post Three Firefox add-ons enhance Google. The add-ons:
- GoogleEnhancer, which pulls some of the Advanced Search options into drop-down boxes next to the Google Search box and offers ways to customize the Google results screen
- Googlepedia, to run your Google search in Wikipedia and display the results on the right side of your Google results screen
- Search Cloudlet, providing tag clouds for Google results
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Posted on April 15, 2009 by Sandy Swanson
Laika’s MedLibLog posts an article summarizing a blog-and-twitter discussion of UpToDate in How Evidence Based Is UpToDate really?
The post presents a variety of opinions, as well as taking a brief look, from an evidence-based point of view, at a study cited on UpToDate’s webpage relating improved patient outcomes to hospitals’ use or non-use of UpToDate. (Laika gives it a grade C: retrospective, observation based, half of the authors are from UpToDate.)
I found the use of Twitter almost as interesting as the topic of the post; a resource that seems to be more “main-stream” every day. In my town, one can follow the weather and news reporters’ tweets as another stream of information.
via The Krafty Librarian
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Posted on April 11, 2009 by Sandy Swanson
Mayo Clinic Library has posted an online tutorial for PubMed Advanced. It can be embedded in a web page or blog, like this:
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