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Slides from a presentation 17th July 2009 to librarians on advanced features of using the CINAHL database with EBSCOHost platform.

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  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • How define “Advanced”? One persons advanced is another persons basic. So, used CIAP learning strategy document’s content for Advanced
  • Advanced Cinahl

    1. 1. Advanced searching in CINAHL<br />Prepared by Graham Spooner, July 2009 , The College of NursingACN 000106 829<br />2009 The College of Nursing. This publication is copyright. Except as expressly provided in the Copyright Act (1968) no part of this publication may be reproduced by any means (including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without prior written permission from The College of Nursing.<br />
    2. 2. What is “Advanced”?<br />Today’s session<br />Ovid versus EBSCO<br />Boolean (logic and illogic)<br />Focus pocus<br />Explosions galore<br />Outer Limits<br />Shortcuts<br />
    3. 3. Today’s session - continued<br />Working with results<br />Manipulation <br />Salvation<br />Personal preferences<br />Feed me<br />Tips & tricks<br />
    4. 4. OvidSP versus EBSCOHost<br />Same:<br /><ul><li> Mapping turned on
    5. 5. Can choose to search </li></ul>other fields <br /><ul><li> Limits on display</li></li></ul><li>OvidSP versus EBSCOHost<br />Similar:<br /><ul><li> Citation display & linking</li></li></ul><li>OvidSP versus EBSCOHost<br />Different:<br />No automatic subheadings display during mapping – need to click on term to display<br />
    6. 6. OvidSP versus EBSCOHost<br />Subheadings now available<br />
    7. 7. OvidSP versus EBSCOHost<br />Different:<br />Explode option not available for terms at bottom <br />of tree <br />
    8. 8. OvidSP versus EBSCOHost<br />Different (and annoying):<br />Number of articlesnot listed <br />
    9. 9. Boolean (logic and illogic)<br />Effective use of “Not”<br />Eliminate aspects of a topic not required eg Health Promotion not Australia<br />
    10. 10. Boolean (logic and illogic)<br />Effective use of “Not”<br />Eliminate items you have already browsed<br />
    11. 11. Boolean (logic and illogic)<br />Effective use of “Or”<br />Combine multiple terms before applying “and”<br />
    12. 12. Focus pocus<br />Applying retrospectively<br />
    13. 13. Focus pocus<br />Called “Major Concept” in EBSCO<br />Why would you not narrow/focus too early?<br />Unsure of number of results – may end up with too few <br />If too many - easier to focus after the fact <br />Can help identify other potential headings<br />Another example of when the number of articles would be useful during mapping!<br />
    14. 14. Focus pocus<br />Applying retrospectively<br />Knowing the number of articles is useful during mapping<br />Too many? Go back a screen and Focus first in Ovid <br />
    15. 15. Explosions galore<br />Only appears if narrower terms exist (ie no <br /> tick box if already at the bottom of a tree)<br />Applying retrospectively – add a plus sign + after the term<br />
    16. 16. Explosions galore<br />If narrower terms are available it is a good idea to have <br /> alook – it may be better to go either broader or narrower<br />Exploding from further up the tree may be a better option?<br />Other term(s) may be more suitable?<br />Click on + to see further down the tree<br />
    17. 17. Explosions galore<br />A more specific, narrower termmay hit the spot?<br />
    18. 18. Outer Limits<br />Many limits on display at first screen <br />
    19. 19. Outer Limits<br />Limits available once sets are created <br />Click to display all Limits<br />
    20. 20. Outer Limits<br />Limits displayed<br />
    21. 21. Outer Limits<br /><ul><li> Maybe best not to try too many at once?
    22. 22. English not as important as in Medline/ </li></ul>Embase, etc<br /><ul><li> Publication Type is different to Medline & </li></ul> quite useful eg Research, Questionnaire, <br /> Cartoon, etc<br />
    23. 23. Shortcuts<br /><ul><li> Subject search
    24. 24. Unfocussed – mh before term egmh stroke
    25. 25. Focussed – mm before term eg mm stroke
    26. 26. Explode - + after the term egmh stoke+
    27. 27. Subheading /xx after the term eg stroke/et</li></li></ul><li>Shortcuts<br /><ul><li>Truncation - * at end of term – egnurs*
    28. 28. Wildcard - ? - within a term egwom?n
    29. 29. Proximity – nx – eg baby n2 friendly
    30. 30. Field searching – ti, au, etc before term </li></ul>egti “baby friendly” or au clarke b*<br />
    31. 31. Working with results<br />The “Folder” – pros & cons<br /><ul><li>Add to Folder/Remove from Folder less intuitive than ticking a box
    32. 32. Location not obvious for first timers</li></li></ul><li>Working with results<br />The “Folder” – pros & cons<br /><ul><li>Icons for Print, email, save obvious
    33. 33. Selecting or deleting simple</li></li></ul><li>Working with results<br />The “Folder” – pros & cons<br /><ul><li>Page estimate useful
    34. 34. Customise fields to print/email/save</li></li></ul><li>Working with results<br />The “Folder” – pros & cons<br /><ul><li>Saving file options seems better than emailing at College – neater format </li></ul>when sending<br /><ul><li>Customise Fields for Output also useful</li></li></ul><li>May need to experiment for best format for local <br />email system<br />
    35. 35. Working with results<br />Beware leaving this option ticked… <br />…sends a separate email for each citation with a pdf attached<br />
    36. 36. Saving and alerting<br />
    37. 37.
    38. 38.
    39. 39.
    40. 40. Personal preferences<br />
    41. 41. Feeds - RSS<br />
    42. 42. Feeds - RSS<br />
    43. 43. Feeds - RSS<br />
    44. 44. Tips and tricks<br />Bypass Mapping and go straight to CINAHL Headings<br />Use “Term contains” or “Term begins with” buttons<br />Browse the terms and select several appropriate ones to build a set – can be more effective than mapping each term<br />
    45. 45. CIHNAHL Headings<br />
    46. 46. More<br />
    47. 47. More – Citation matcher<br />
    48. 48. More – Indexes (Search Fields)<br />
    49. 49. More - Publications<br /><ul><li> Find out more about the publication – full text coverage, </li></ul> local holdings, indexing period, embargos, etc<br /><ul><li> Also easy RSS feed set-up</li></li></ul><li>Tips and tricks<br />Tried limiting, focus and Boolean and still have thousands of citations? <br /><ul><li>Look for keywords in the title only
    50. 50. Re-negotiate with requester – can they refine want they want?
    51. 51. Go back and try subheadings
    52. 52. Quickly browse the set – are there any extra subject terms which </li></ul> can be used to combine? <br /><ul><li> Limit to full-text and local holdings (be sure to explain pitfalls of </li></ul> this to requester).<br />
    53. 53. Tips and tricks<br />Getting too few citations? <br /><ul><li>Re-negotiate with requester – can they expand/broaden or even </li></ul> redefine what they want? <br /><ul><li> Quickly browse the set – are there any extra subject terms which </li></ul> can be considered? <br /><ul><li> Remove year limit – maybe there is little recent material on the </li></ul> topic?<br /><ul><li> Jump to Medline or Embase – some topics are not well covered </li></ul> in nursing/allied health journals<br /><ul><li> Discuss topic with a colleague – they might recall a good subject </li></ul> heading to try or a similar search that they have attempted in the <br /> past<br /><ul><li> Try ALIAHealth or DoHLiblistservs</li></li></ul><li>Tips and tricks<br />Age Groups<br /><ul><li>Many articles include both children & adult
    54. 54. Limit set to both and then use “not” Boolean operator </li></ul>Articles dealing with adults eliminated<br />
    55. 55. Advanced searching in CINAHL The End<br />Prepared by Graham Spooner, July 2009 , The College of NursingACN 000106 829<br />2009 The College of Nursing. This publication is copyright. Except as expressly provided in the Copyright Act (1968) no part of this publication may be reproduced by any means (including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without prior written permission from The College of Nursing.<br />

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