Finding Medical Information Online

According to Microsoft’s Bing team, there are over one trillion web pages in existence. Google has indexed more than one trillion discrete web addresses. With massive amounts of information at our disposal, how do we sift through all that is available to locate information online more efficiently? This presentation provides an overview to three popular and publically-available search engines—PubMed, Medline Plus, and Google. Understanding the search features of each resource will help you locate and evaluate medical information online more efficiently.

Prepared for the regional AMWA chapter, this presentation explores advanced search techniques, such how to save and run automated searches, save articles in a collection that can be shared with colleagues, and how to measure how often an article has been cited.

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