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PubMed Rocks! Healthy People 2020 info. from PubMed

We already know that PubMed is awesome and available to us for life-long learning, but did you know that PubMed has pre-designed searches to focus on the Healthy People 2020 goals??  Follow these steps:

  1. Once in PubMed, scroll so you're below the search box and at the area with the headings that include: Learn, Find, Download, and Explore. Under Explore select Legacy PubMed (available until at least 10/31/2020)Screenshot of step 1 with Legacy PubMed circled under Explore Menu
  2. Once at the Legacy version of PubMed, under PubMed Tools, select Topic-Specific Queries
    Sreenshot of PubMed homepage with Topic-Specific Queries circled
  3. Select Healthy People 2020 from the list of options
    screenshot showing Healthy People 2020 circled under Topic-Specific Queries
  4. Under View by Topic Area, scroll down the screen and select the + by Oral Health
    Screenshot of View by Topic Page stating: Scroll down to the Oral Health Section and expand it by clicking the +
  5. Click on the PubMed Search icon by the Oral Health Objective you're researching
    Screenshot showing PubMed search icons and stating to "Select the PubMed search icon next to the objective you want to study"

Getting Evidence-Based Articles from PubMed

There are numerous ways to retrieve evidence-based resources from PubMed.  Below are a couple of suggestions.  ***Remember the hierarchy of evidence (EBM Pyramid) when considering these suggestions.***

Suggestion #1 - Clinical Queries - Sytematic Reviews:

  1. Get to PubMed from one of the library's links
  2. Scroll below the PubMed search box, and under Find select Clinical Queries
    Screenshot of step 2
  3. Run your search in Clinical Queries, and when results display, select See All under the initial list of results under Systematic Reviews
    Screenshot of PubMed Clinical Queries Results with Systematic Reviews circled and See all circled under the initial results

Suggestion #2 - Clinical Queries, Clinical Study Categories

  1. Get to PubMed from one of the library's links
  2. Under PubMed Tools select Clinical Queries
    Screenshot of PubMed's homepage with Clinical Queries circled under PubMed Tools
  3. Run your search in Clinical Queries, and when results display, select See All under the initial list of results under Clinical Study Categories.
    You can likely leave Clinical Queries on its default setting for Therapy/Broad - this means you're looking for research on treatment (change the filter as necessary if looking for information on diagnosis, etiology, etc.).  You can also change it to Therapy/Narrow to increase your specificity, if getting too many results. 
    Screenshot of PubMed Clinical Queries results list, with Clinical Study Categories circled, and See all circled beneath the results
  4. Once your results list is displaying, if you have too many results, scroll to the bottom of the left-hand filters and select the option of Show additional filters.  Click on Additional filters, and click on Journal, and select Dental Journals. 
    Screenshot of PubMed's lefthand filters toward bottom of filter list
  5. *Nothing happened yet! Click on the check box next to Dental Journals that is now displaying on your left-hand menu to limit your results.
     
    Screenshot of step 5 stating to check box next to Dental Journals