Searching IndMED

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Searching IndMED

  1. 1. Searching IndMED Tutorial prepared for NetRUM Group
  2. 2. Simple Search
  3. 3. <ul><li>Visit http://indmed.nic.in </li></ul><ul><li>Enter Simple Keywords – Say “Malaria” </li></ul>
  4. 4. You will results like this.
  5. 5. You select references and Re-Display them in various formats
  6. 6. Or can see detailed reference directly
  7. 7. Further you may also explore related information on the title of the reference from Google
  8. 9. You would be required to know little bit of “ Boolean Operators ” to issue a multi-worded Query AND means All Words Should be There OR means ANY of the Words Should be There NOT means the Word After NOT Should Not be There NOTE
  9. 10. From the result page you may even refine you query. For example I want “Malaria” to be retrieved in context to Delhi”. So I have added “AND delhi”. I have to click on Begin New Search to execute this search.
  10. 11. Results of the refined query will be shown.
  11. 12. Have you noticed this ICON. It means full text of the article is available.
  12. 13. This Full Text comes from medIND that host 40 Indian medical journals. However very few references may be having such full text links.
  13. 14. Advanced Search
  14. 15. Click on IndMED to see more information about Information
  15. 16. Scroll down to see all Search Options
  16. 17. Observer various search option. Let us try advanced search.
  17. 18. You might have noticed that our previous queries were not giving very precise results. It was retrieving references having keywords anywhere in the reference. For example, Delhi was coming from Address of the author in some references. The article itself had nothing to do with “malaria in delhi” In Advanced Search, We can qualify the search keywords.
  18. 19. This gives us fewer but relevant references
  19. 20. You can even restrict to retrieve only those references where full text is available. Remember – there would be very few articles.

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