gms | German Medical Science

Annual Meeting of the German MLA (AGMB)

19.09. to 21.09.2011, Köln

ProQuest – Deep indexing in ProQuest medical databases and how it enhances the research process

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  • Al Nazari-Nouri - ProQuest

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für medizinisches Bibliothekswesen (AGMB). Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für medizinisches Bibliothekswesen (AGMB). Köln, 19.-21.09.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11agmb13

doi: 10.3205/11agmb13, urn:nbn:de:0183-11agmb135

Published: August 25, 2011

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Many health science areas such as pathology, radiology, optometry, dermatology, epidemiology and so on are instrinsically visual. In fact, some subjects can only be understood through visual representation. As a result, images have a high importance in education, research, and in practice. Using ProQuest patented Illustrata techniques (deep-indexing), it is now possible to easily and instantaneously retrieve images, graphs, tables and figures previously hidden within journal articles. This enables researchers to have efficient, precise and relevant search retrieval because search terms can be matched to the index terms that have been attached to the images in documents. The presentation will show how the most relevant articles and images can be discovered on the new ProQuest platform.