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  • Especially like the Different destinations slide; might add something about'best practices' for updating local standards.
    Dissertation ? - do as much as one might do for systematic review?
    Dates on CINAHL slide for plain CINAHL, but you have CINAHL Plus. Do you note this in your slides?
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    • Basics about online databases
    • Brief overview of key databases for nursing
    • Expert searching
    • When enough information is enough
    • MEDLINE -- The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database
    • 2 platforms at UTHSC: OVIDSP/MEDLINE and MEDLINE/PubMed
    • Subjects: Biomedicine (e.g., medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care system, and preclinical sciences)
    • 18 + million references from approximately 5,500 worldwide journals
    • Dating back to 1946
    • CINAHL– Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature
    • @UTHSC : CINAHL Plus with Full Text via EBSCOhost
    • Subjects: nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines
    • 2+ million references to over 1200 journals
    • Dating back to 1982
    • Subjects: Behavioral and social sciences; psychiatry; neuroscience; and medical law & ethics.
    • More than 3 million records and cover over 2450 worldwide journals
    • Dating back to 1806
    • ERIC – Education Resources Information Center
    • Subjects: Education
    • Over 1.4 million bibliographic records covering over 1162 journals, 76 book publishers, 106 federal agencies, etc.
    • Dating back to 1966
    • Subjects: Multi disciplines
    • Over 41 million records and cover 17,500 journals, 315 million scientific web pages, 24 million patent records, 300 book series, etc.
    • Dating back to 1996
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    • MeSH – Medical Subject Headings
    • CINAHL Subject Headings
    • ERIC Thesaurus/Descriptors
    • Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms
    • Effective communication
    • More relevant and better search results
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    • Go to PubMed from the library <http://library.uthsc.edu>
    • Enter the PubMed search box: 21495522
    • Identify MeSH terms
    • Identify Major MeSH topics
  • Major Topics
  • Diabetics AND Pregnancy Headache OR Migraine Music NOT Jazz
    • How to communicate effectively with databases
    • Scope of each database
    • Database indexing schemes
    • Search strategy
    • Proper search terms
    • Relationship among search terms
    • One search is never enough
    • You are asked to do a literature search on falls in elderly and their psychological adaptation.
    • (&quot;Accidental Falls&quot;[Mesh]) AND &quot;Adaptation, Psychological&quot;[Mesh]
    • Limits: English, Aged: 65+ years, 80 and over: 80+ years
    • (&quot;Accidental Falls&quot;[Mesh] OR &quot;Accidental Falls&quot;[All Fields]) AND (&quot;Adaptation, Psychological&quot;[Mesh] OR &quot;Psychological Adaptation&quot;[All Fields]) AND (English[lang] AND (&quot;aged&quot;[MeSH Terms] OR &quot;aged, 80 and over&quot;[MeSH Terms]))
      • To get more relevant and focused results,
      • start your search with subject headings
      • Use keyword searching if no subject
      • headings are found
      • Attach subheadings to major headings
      • for specific searches
    • What is your destination?
    • What are you
    • doing with the
    • information?
    • Dissertation: Thorough and exhaust all the resources
    • Drug effects: Comprehensive
    • Grant proposal: A few good articles to provide adequate justifications
    • Course assignment: A few good articles to get the work done
      • Practice makes perfect!
      • Focus on what you are doing. If you don't know what you are doing, you will never know when information is enough.
      • Understand what you need. If you don't understand what you need, you will never know when information is enough.
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