Searching Databases to find Journal Articles Exercise Physiology 2014


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  • Introduce myself
  • Overview – explain
  • General information that is accessible on the library home page. LibGuides, we will cover later.
  • Click in and show them each one…particularly evidence based practice
  • Library has 5 access tabs to the collection
  • Searching Databases to find Journal Articles Exercise Physiology 2014

    1. 1. Searching databases to find journal articles Exercise Physiology
    2. 2. What we will be covering today Overview of the library website How to identify a citation Formulating a search Searching library databases 2
    3. 3. Library webpage 3
    4. 4. LibGuides Exercise Physiology: Health Databases: 4
    5. 5. Types of citations First, you need to determine what the item is, ie. a book or a journal article. Usually you look for what is in italics. Book citations have publisher and place of publication. Journal articles usually have a volume and issue number. Book Journal Article 5
    6. 6. Library search options Search – use keywords to search all collections Catalogue – to find books and reserve materials Journals – specific journal title searching Databases – subject based journal searching Google Scholar – change your preferences on your home computer to identify and have access to La Trobe titles. Instructions are available via the Google scholar tab. 6
    7. 7. What if we don’t have the book I want? • Request the item from another La Trobe Campus • Look for • Document delivery – articles not available online or books not available from La Trobe campus libraries or 7
    8. 8. Types of Databases…. Citation databases: entries have the citation, subject headings and often an abstract, sometimes they link to full text .Examples: Cinahl, Embase, Medline Full Text databases: entries have the citation and abstract and in most cases the full text of an article available for output. Examples: Expanded Academic, Meditext, Proquest Pre-appraised evidence databases:  Clinical Evidence - summarises the current state of knowledge and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions, based on thorough searches and appraisal of the literature.  The Cochrane Library is a multi-database resource which varies in output e.g. the Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews contains complete systematic reviews Peer-reviewed: Scopus - Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. PubMed – PubMed has access to over 22 million references, including MEDLINE databases 8
    9. 9. Formulating a question Before you begin your search, you will need to understand what you are looking for. Compile a list of Keywords for the concepts, including as many synonyms as necessary. The concept map helps with articulating your research question and with maintaining the logic of the search (where to use AND, where to use OR - the Boolean linking terms for your keywords). Use truncation, * to search for variables of a word, prevent* will return prevent, preventative and prevention. Or quotation marks for a “term search”. Diabetes Exercise Prevention Diabet* Exercise Prediabetes Prevent* “Aerobic Exercise” “Exercise Therapy” 9
    10. 10. What is a database? From the La Trobe Library web page select Databases tab, scroll to Health Sciences Select Exercise Physiology 10
    11. 11. PubMed - PubMed comprises over 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, in-process citations and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant websites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources. PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). PubMed indexes articles using controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). This enables all articles about a certain subject to be retrieved, even if different terms for the concept are used in the article, such as myocardial infarction or heart attack. The PubMed search engine uses "automatic term mapping" to map your search to the appropriate MeSH term. You can display the MeSH terms for a citation in Abstract View as shown below 11
    12. 12. Scopus Scopus is a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database containing all relevant literature. Scopus covers subject areas: chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering, life and health sciences, social science, psychology and economics, biological, agricultural and environmental sciences, and general sciences. 12
    13. 13. Thank you