Internet Cool Tools for Physicians / Edition 1

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Informs and guides physicians to keep up to date with new biomedical research tools with minimal effort, using free online tools, in order to make physicians' lives a little easier and more efficient Designed for physicians who are familiar with computers and the internet, but no prior experience with any of the online tools discussed is necessary Includes social bookmarking, RSS (an easy way to personalize and bring the information you want into a single spot), wikis and online collaboration tools, and Google's new customized search engine builder Written by experts and a physician from the field Reader-friendly format; each chapter starts with a list of 'Key Notes' and the text is visualized with cartoon strips Feel like you're being sucked down into a swirl of never-ending information? Today's physicians are faced with new advances in medicine and new research that can impact practice, but finding the right information at the right time seems overwhelming in the constant deluge of scientific research. That's where this illustrated guide will walk you through some of today's most useful Internet tools, tools that can help you find, manage, and organize the information you need, so that it is always at your fingertips, whether for patient care, research, practice, or fun.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kathryn L. Fowler, MLS RN-BC(UPMC Passavant)
Description: Contrary to the authors' demurrals, this book easily will take any healthcare provider from novice to savvy Internet user in minutes. The goal isn't to teach medicine, but to help readers find quality tools and medical information without spending hours online.
Purpose: The authors recognize that the majority of patients are trolling the Internet looking for diagnoses and treatment options. By starting the book with a glossary of terms, everyone is speaking the same language.
Audience: This book will attract physicians, but it could be used by college faculty and students, reference librarians, patients, and the entire multidisciplinary team.
Features: The 155-page book contains 20 chapters of descriptions in laymen's terms, reasons for using a site or tools, and screenshots. The detailed table of contents will not intimidate new searchers and the short sections will not overwhelm them. Cartoons similar to Gary Larson's The Far Side separate the chapters. This book answers the Internet questions that readers are afraid to ask: what is an RSS feed, what is tagging, how do I stop getting millions of results on a Google search, what's the difference between a blog and a wiki, etc. It is easy to read cover-to-cover and then refer to later.
Assessment: With any resource of this nature, new material is being produced every day. The authors have very thoughtfully provided tools that range from comfortable to cutting edge. In several years, today's cutting-edge tools will be comfortable for most of the population. I look forward to a second edition that introduces and makes the future Internet user-friendly to all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540763819
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/12/2008
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Google Basics.- Google Advanced.- Google Health.- Personalizing Google.- Google Scholar.- Finding People.- Pub Med.- Third-Party PubMed/MEDLINE Tools.- Email Alerts.- RSS.- Personalized Start Pages.- Podcasting and Vodcasting.- Organizing with Rss Readers.- Blogs.- Wikis.- Collaboration Tools.- Social Bookmarking.- Keeping Notes.- Social Networks.

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