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Examples of controlled vocabulary databases: MEDLINE and CINAHL                                             Ana Patricia A...
Examples of controlled vocabulary• MEDLINE (along with ALL the OVID  databases, including: PsycInfo, EMBASE,  Healthstar, ...
Identifying the controlled vocabularyIn both MEDLINE and CINAHL, the controlledvocabulary will be:• Hyperlinked• Have a Sc...
MEDLINE exampleHyperlinked controlled                         Scopevocabulary (MeSH)
MEDLINE article detail example                   Hyperlinked controlled                   vocabulary (MeSH)
CINAHL example           Hyperlinked controlled   Scope           vocabulary           (Subject Headings)
CINAHL article detail exampleHyperlinkedcontrolledvocabulary(SubjectHeadings)
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Controlled vocabulary examples

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Controlled vocabulary examples

  1. 1. Examples of controlled vocabulary databases: MEDLINE and CINAHL Ana Patricia Ayala Instruction and Faculty Liaison Librarian Gerstein Science Information Centre
  2. 2. Examples of controlled vocabulary• MEDLINE (along with ALL the OVID databases, including: PsycInfo, EMBASE, Healthstar, among others)Medical Subject Headings – MeSH• CINAHLSubject Headings
  3. 3. Identifying the controlled vocabularyIn both MEDLINE and CINAHL, the controlledvocabulary will be:• Hyperlinked• Have a Scope entry beside it. The scope note gives a definition of that term, and what other terms it is used for.• Expandable, allowing related terms to be discovered and considered for that search• Listed in the details of every article
  4. 4. MEDLINE exampleHyperlinked controlled Scopevocabulary (MeSH)
  5. 5. MEDLINE article detail example Hyperlinked controlled vocabulary (MeSH)
  6. 6. CINAHL example Hyperlinked controlled Scope vocabulary (Subject Headings)
  7. 7. CINAHL article detail exampleHyperlinkedcontrolledvocabulary(SubjectHeadings)

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