Using the Medline Database for Osteopaths (best viewed in full screen)


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Using the Medline Database for Osteopaths (best viewed in full screen)

  1. 1. Step-by-step search using the MEDLINE Database
  2. 2. Step 1: Logging in to Athens <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Log in to Athens with the Athens password given to you by the library. From off-campus you may need to set the ‘institutional cookie’ from the same screen. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2: Choose EBSCOhost databases Click on the words EBSCOhost databases
  4. 4. Step 3: Select EBSCO Health Databases
  5. 5. Step 4: Choose your database <ul><li>Choose the Database you want to search by clicking on the blue text: </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 5: Choosing your search terms <ul><li>Think about your question and highlight the two main terms or subjects: </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A young man wants to know what benefits osteopathic medicine would have for the lower back pain he has been suffering” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 6: Your search <ul><li>Type your search terms in as shown below and then click on search: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 7: Applying limits <ul><li>Depending on how many results your search retrieves, you may wish to add one or more limits to your search: </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down the page to your results and click on ‘Search Options’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 8: Applying limits: continued <ul><li>Choose your limit(s) and then click on ‘search’ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 9: Your results <ul><li>Your results are listed by date. You now need to look through these results and decide whether you want to read the full article or not: </li></ul><ul><li>Tip : clicking on the title of a result you are interested in will give you more information about it and often will also provide an abstract. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Step 10: Your results continued... <ul><li>Having clicked on a title you should see a screen similar to that below: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Step 11: your results continued... <ul><li>We can see in this example that the article is from Spine (2009), Vol. 34, part 10, pages 316 – 321. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Step 12: Is your article available to read online? <ul><li>Most of the articles you want to read will not be available to read online. You will have to check the Library Catalogue to see if we hold the journal and if we don’t you may want to consider paying £3 for an Inter-library loan . </li></ul><ul><li>But if it is available online... </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step 13: But if it is online... <ul><li>If your article is available to read online you will see one of the following links: </li></ul>Click on the link
  15. 15. And finally: Things to remember <ul><li>Remember to break down your question into two main subjects / topics </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to take down the details of the articles you want to find and then check the library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that many articles will not be available online so leave yourself enough time to do your search AND get your articles </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that if the library doesn’t hold a journal we can get a copy of the article for £3 </li></ul>