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A Tale of Two Databases: Embase and PubMed

Two of Becker Medical Library’s most popular biomedical databases are Embase and PubMed. While there are similarities between the databases, there are also benefits to using both to be comprehensive in locating the most literature. Additionally, while users may be less familiar with Embase than PubMed, we particularly recommend using Embase in situations where coverage  [Read more]

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ECRI Institute launches Guidelines Trust, replacing National Guidelines Clearinghouse

ECRI Institute announced earlier this month that its new site for locating clinical guidelines, ECRI Guidelines Trust, is now available free of charge. As mentioned in a previous post, ECRI was the primary contractor for the previous AHRQ site, National Guideline Clearinghouse website, which was discontinued in July 2018. ECRI Guidelines Trust provides clinicians and healthcare  [Read more]

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Resource Spotlight: Suggest a Purchase

Becker Library welcomes recommendations for additions to its collection. A Suggestion for Purchase form is available on the website. Faculty members are encouraged to request the purchase of required and suggested textbooks and books for student class work for course reserves. Journal and database recommendations are contingent on budget availability. If the budget is already  [Read more]

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How to save personalized lists in the library catalog

When searching in the library catalog you can save useful resources to a list. To do this, you will need to log in to your library borrower’s account in the library catalog. (If you do not have an account, contact askbecker@wustl.edu for quick and easy set-up.) Click on screenshots below to enlarge if needed. Once you  [Read more]

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Using Smart Groups in EndNote

Endnote is a citation management software that helps you organize the results of a literature search. It can be frustrating to look through a library for relevant articles. One tool to help with this is Smart Groups. A Smart Group organizes references based on search criteria. For example, if you have a particular author you  [Read more]

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Resources for Locating Clinical Guidelines

In the absence of the National Guideline Clearinghouse website, locating clinical guidelines for evidence-based decision making can be done easily using the resources and tips described below. Use the filters and limits options provided by biomedical databases like gov, Embase, or CINAHL Plus to easily limit search results to Guidelines or Practice Guidelines using the  [Read more]

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Explore the revised and updated Becker Systematic Review Guide

Are you considering embarking on a systematic review project? The newly revised and updated Becker Library Systematic Review Guide walks you through the process of working on a systematic review—from developing your research question and forming a project team, through conducting the literature search and writing your manuscript. Highlights of the guide include: Becker Systematic  [Read more]

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What is Grey Literature?

The definition of grey literature is: “That which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers1.” Some reasons to search for grey literature are: Minimizing publication bias when conducting a systematic review Finding studies that have not yet been  [Read more]

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