Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health LiteratureRoy BrownEducation and Research LibrarianTompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences,VCU Libraries
Goals/Objectives• Understand how to perform a keywordand subject heading search.• Understand how to place articles in afolder and email citations• Understand how to set up MyEBSCOhost account• Understand how to save a search.
When you use the suggest terms, the database will try to matchthe keyword to one of the subject terms in the thesaurus.Scope – tells youhow the term isdefinedWill return results withall of the subjectheadings below the termin the tree.Major concept – will restrict thearticles retrieved to thosearticles with the heading beingdesignated a major heading
Click on the term without checking the boxand you will see this screen :BroadMore SpecificTerms are organizedin a hierarchicalstructure. Thetrees go from broadto more specificterms. The termshigher on the treewill return morearticles than thoselower on the tree.Choice you make isbased on yourinformation needs.
Check on the box beside the term and a choice of subheadingswill pop up. These will help you to further focus your results.Choice of Subheadingfor this Subject TermClick here to search for the termin the database.
Results PageList of citations in brief formatClick on a title to view detailed citation withabstract, subject headings, and additional fieldsLinks to full text or references if availableView specific publication typesNarrow by subject heading
Results PageClick on title in order tosee the whole record forthe citation.Click here toAdd to FolderGet it @ VCU : Accessto full text, etc.
Narrow Search with LimitsPublication datePeer reviewed journalsAge groupsInpatient, OutpatientPublication typesSpecial interestsOthersWarning: full text limiter here will exclude other sources in theVCU collection where this publication may be available.
Narrow by Subject HeadingView by source typesLimits/ Ways toRefine YourSearchFull Text and/or link to Get itat VCULink to MoreLimitsLimits
Search HistorySearch HistorySearch History can be useful because it gives you access to all of the terms andcombinations you have used.SearchesPerformed
Folders & Adding ItemsAccess FolderCan add articles toa folder in order tosend or save forlater.
FolderSelect records from results screens to add tofolderTemporary holding locationRecords will be held during your sessionAdd records from multiple searchesUsers with personal accounts haveadditional folder optionsSave searches permanentlyMultiple folders and subfolders
Output Options from Folder• Print• Save• E-mail• Export tobibliographicmanagementsystem
Give one the ability to:Create folders for saving resultsSave searches to run laterSet Up Search AlertsRun at specified time intervals &email results automaticallySet Up Journal AlertsWhen new issue is published,email table of contentsautomaticallyPersonal Account
Personal Account:My EBSCOhostSet up account with a username and passwordSet preferences for display and format optionsSave citations or searches in folders andsubfoldersSet up search alertsSet up journal alerts (new issue T of C)
Create NewAccount – Refrainfrom using E-id &passwordAccess personalaccount hereSign in here
Saving Searches or Setting Up AlertsStart from Search History/Alert screenClick on Save Searches/AlertsMust have personal account/ EBSCO AccountChoose options for search or alertName and describe itHow often to run itSave, e-mail, or set up RSS feedFormat of results
Saving a Search / AlertClick Here for saving asearch/alertClick check box for the searchyou want to save.
Title and DescribeChoice of to save the search –permanent/ 24 hrs. / alertSaving a Search / Alert
Parameters – frequency,articles included, length oftimeEmail(s) to send results to.Title and DescribeWhat will appear in subjectline of email. Useful if youhave several sent to you atone time.Saving a Search / Alert
Get in touch with Me…..Roy Brown, MLISEducation and Research LibrarianTompkins-McCaw Library, VCU Librariesrebrown2@vcu.edu / Ph. 804-828-1592If You Need Help……..