Ptolemy and Gerstein Library User Guide Logging in
Via Ptolemy: 1. Navigate to http://www.ptolemy.ca/ 2. Click on “NEW! Simple Login” 3. Enter your username and password for your account number (this will begin with 'pt', 'co' or 'as') and click “Login” 4. Under “Medical databases” click on the service you’d like to use.
Via University of Toronto website: 1. Navigate to http://www.ptolemy.ca/ 2. Click on “U of T Gerstein Science Library Homepage” 3. Under “Medical databases” click on the service you’d like to use. 4. Click on the option that says: “No UTORid? You can still log in with your library card or Tcard barcode and pin” 5. Where it says: “Library Card Barcode:” enter your Ptolemy username. 6. Where it says “PIN:” enter your Ptolemy password. 7. Click “Login”. 8. You will be taken back to the database that you had originally clicked on.
PubMed From PubMed itself it takes about 45 minutes to go through entire tutorial http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmedtutorial/ Basic Reference card http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/pmtri.pdf
Ovid From Duke University Medical Center Library: http://www.mclibrary.duke.edu/training/ovid/ Basic Reference card http://content.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein/subjectguides/ovidmedline_card.pdf
PubMed 1. Perform a search (see above) 2. Click “Save Search” 3. If you have an account, enter the username and password. Go to step 6 4. If you do not have an account click “register for an account” 5. After registering for an account, you will be taken back to your search 6. Give your search a unique name. 7. Click “Save” Ovid 1. Perform a search (see above) 2. Click “Save Search / Alert” 3. Enter your username and password and log in. Go to step 6 4. If you haven’t got an account click “Create a new Personal Account” 5. After you create your account, you will be taken back to your search. 6. Give your search a unique name 7. Click “Save”
Access to full text articles
PubMed 1. Complete a search 2. Click on the author’s names of an article to read the abstract. 3. If the article is available in full text, there will be icons at the bottom saying so. Click the one that says “Full Text Link”. 4. If available, choose the “ScienceDirect” link to access the full text of the article from under “preferred Elsevier websites”. If possible access an HTML version of the article rather than pdf for faster access.
Ovid 1. Complete a search. To ensure that you will find Full Text articles, check off the “Full Text” check box under “Limits” (found just below the search box). 2. If full text is available, there will be a link on the right-hand side that says “Full Text” click the link, follow instructions. If possible access an HTML version of the article rather than pdf for faster access.
Access text books
OIS Resource Guide 1. Log into Ptolemy (see above). 2. From the drop down menu on the right select “Research Guide”. 3. Under “Table of Contents” select “e-Textbooks Surgical”. 4. Select the textbook you’d like to use.
University of Toronto Catalogue Search 1. Log into Ptolemy (see above) 2. From the list of links on the right select “Library Catalogue” 3. Wait for the page to be redirected. 4. If you know the name of the textbook, or know a keyword that’s subject specific type it into the search box In the “Library” drop down box select “Gerstein Science Information Centre and online collections” and click “Search”. 5. For a general search of textbooks on surgery: a. Type “Surgical Procedures, Operative—methods” or “Surgery” or “Surgery, Operative” (for the most complete coverage you will have to do 3 separate searches) in the main search box b. Change the drop down after the main search box from “any field” to “subject” c. In the “Library” drop down box select “Gerstein Science Information Centre and online collections”.
RefWorks The guide can be found at: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein/subjectguides/refworks.html#1 A tutorial from Princeton University Library can be found at: http://www.pppl.gov/library/RefWorksweb/RefWorks.htm