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Searching is iterative. We find that a little trial and error with these pre-specified search strategies can pay off with quick access to information you need. Lane has created 6 unique search engines — check out which one to use.

What you wantWhere to SearchWhat to TypeExamples
Article by CitationLane Search

[PubMed ID]

[Author last name] [Title word] [Title word]

Enter author's last name plus a few identifying title words. If you still can't find it, try removing or altering one of the terms.

["specific phrase"]

[Word 1] [-Word2]

[Word Stem*]

19418233

siebern insomnia non-pharmacologic

 

"eating disorders"

eating -disorders

pharma*

Articles by Specific TopicLane Search

[Word 1] [Word 2] [Word #]

Start with two or three descriptive terms and narrow large search results with extra terms if necessary.

If you enter multiple words, the search engine assumes an AND between each word, and will search for resources that contain all terms.

MeSH subject terms suggested as you type.

[Title word] [Abstract word]

If you find relevant articles, re-do the search using the terminology from titles & abstracts you have found.

["specific phrase"]

[Word 1] [-Word2]

[Word Stem*]

deep venous thrombosis
Articles to Answer Clinical Questions Clinical/PICO Search

[Patient Condition] [Intervention] [Condition] [Outcome]

Use the PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) search boxes to hone your query.

Enter terms for Patient and Intervention.
If you generate too many hits, try adding first to Outcome and then Comparison.
With too few hits, try just entering terms for Patient.

MeSH subject terms suggested as you type.

On search results page, use the filters on the left , like "PubMed Systematic Reviews", to narrow your results to the best evidence.

 
Bioresearch InformationBioresearch

[Gene's name]

["specific phrase"]

[Word 1] [-Word2]

[Word Stem*]

KLF14
Search Inside TextbooksTextbooks Search

[Word 1] [Word 2] [Word #]

Start with two or three descriptive terms and narrow large search results with extra terms if necessary.

If you enter multiple words, the search engine assumes an AND between each word, and will search for resources that contain all terms.

MeSH subject terms suggested as you type.

["specific phrase"]

[Word 1] [-Word2]

[Word Stem*]

 
Library Information
Hours, Directions, Spaces, Classes, etc.
Lane Search

[Word 1] [Word #]

If you enter multiple words, the search engine assumes an AND between each word, and will search for resources that contain all terms.

MeSH subject terms suggested as you type.

["specific phrase"]

[Word 1] [-Word2]

[Word Stem*]

hours directions
Resources from the Lane Catalog

eJournals, eBooks, Article Databases, Clinical Decision Tools, Images,Videos, Software, Health Statistics

Lane Search

[Word 1] [Word #]

If you enter multiple words, the search engine assumes an AND between each word, and will search for resources that contain all terms.

MeSH subject terms suggested as you type.

["specific phrase"]

[Word 1] [-Word2]

[Word Stem*]

journal medical association
References to Lane historical collections and Stanford Archives
Articles, Books, Chapters, Events, Finding Aids, Images, Journals, Moving Images, Objects, Organizations, People, Theses, Wilson SoM History by Dr. Wilson, etc.
History Search

[Word 1] [Word #]

If you enter multiple words, the search engine assumes an AND between each word, and will search for resources that contain all terms.

MeSH subject terms suggested as you type.

["specific phrase"]

[Word 1] [-Word2]

[Word Stem*]

Palo Alto
Anatomical imagesBassett Images Search

[Word 1] [Word #]

If you enter multiple words, the search engine assumes an AND between each word, and will search for resources that contain all terms.

MeSH subject terms suggested as you type.

["specific phrase"]

[Word 1] [-Word2]

[Word Stem*]

thorax

 

 

Lane Search

Searches articles from PubMed and Scopus, AND citations from the full Lane Library Catalog.

Searches Library Catalog for ALL resources (eJournals, eBooks, Article Databases, Clinical Decision Tools, Images, Videos, Software, Health Statistics)

NOTE: It does not provide an exhaustive literature search. Please AskUs or schedule a consultation with your departmental liaison for help.

Article RankingCatalog Resource Ranking

From HIGHEST to LOWEST

  1. Exact article title matches
  2. Terms matching the beginning of a title
  3. Terms found anywhere in the title
  4. Terms found in the title & abstract
  5. Publication year
  6. Alphabetically by title

From HIGHEST to LOWEST

  1. Words in the title of a resource
  2. Multiple words matching the query
  3. Core material
  4. Non-core material
  5. Alphabetically

 

Clinical Search

Designed specifically for the clinician, it finds clinical evidence fast with Lane's relevance ranked article results from PubMed, UpToDate, Cochrane, DARE, BMJ and more. Our clinical query assistant gives you MeSH suggestions as you type to quickly help you write good clinical questions.

EBP experts use PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) to develop answerable patient-centered questions.

Most people search by using very simple queries. By importing terms from your PICO question to your literature search, you can more effectively hone in on clinical research pertinent to your patient's problem.

Article Ranking

From HIGHEST to LOWEST

  1. Evidence-based resources (Cochrane Reviews, DARE, ACP Journal Club & BMJ Clinical Evidence)
  2. PubMed Clinical Trials, Recent Reviews, Treatment, Diagnosis, Prognosis, HARM, Etiology & Epidemiology
  3. AAFP Patient Handouts & Medline Plus
  4. Exact article title matches
  5. Terms matching the beginning of a title
  6. Terms found anywhere in the title
  7. Terms found in the title & abstract
  8. Publication year
  9. Alphabetically by title

Textbooks Search

Search inside a number of clinical textbooks arranged by specialty. Do your search and when a hit number is seen beside a textbook link, click on it to see the results.

Bioresearch Search

This search configuration sends your search string to PubMed plus over 200 other bioresearch information sources including: citation databases, clinical trial databases, electronic journal publishers, experimental protocols, funding sources and patent databases.

History Search

History search configuration sends your search string to Lane Catalog and several other internal systems Lane curators have been building references to our historical collections and Stanford Archives.

Curators use a uniform set of tags to categorize the items in the collection (e.g., articles, Books, Chapters, Events, Finding Aids, Images, Journals, Moving Images, Objects, Organizations, People, Theses, Wilson SoM History by Dr. Wilson).

Bassett Images Search

Bassett Search draws from a 3-D photographic images database of anatomical images of the human body.

The database is named after Dr. David Bassett, a professor of anatomy at Stanford Medical School, pioneered many innovations in dissection. Beginning in 1948, working in collaboration with an early 3-D photographer, they compiled a 24-volume Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy.

In 2008 Lane library catalogued the 1,547 three-dimensional photographic images of human anatomy and in early 2009 introduced two dimensional versions of all those images on our website.

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