Cancer Nursing - Searching Medline August 2013

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Cancer Nursing - Searching Medline August 2013

  1. 1. Foundations for Specialty Practice Searching the Literature: Medline Sharon Karasmanis Faculty Librarian, Health Sciences s.karasmanis@latrobe.edu.au
  2. 2. Medline Search Screen
  3. 3. Searching in Medline • You can search by keyword (broader), subject term (more precise) or both
  4. 4. Scope note:
  5. 5. After checking the Scope Note • Return to subject heading list (Back): – Include all Subheadings, Explode and Continue
  6. 6. Expand the Search History to display search results
  7. 7. Add a keyword search • Add * to truncate a word • Add quotes to search by phrase (3 or more words) • Un-tick the box ‘Map Term to Subject Heading’ • Use alternate terms
  8. 8. Combine with OR • Remember: OR means more! • Same search term, just searching in two different ways: keyword (broader search) and subject term (more precise search)
  9. 9. Add another concept to the search • Expand the search history
  10. 10. Combine searches • Tick the boxes for searches 3 and 6 • Combine with And = 1078 results • Limit by date, language and more …
  11. 11. Additional Limits
  12. 12. Search result: highest level of evidence
  13. 13. Results display
  14. 14. Full citation record
  15. 15. Saving and retrieving searches 1. Create an account 2. Save Search history 3. Retrieve saved search: login to My Account > My Workspace > My Searches and Alerts
  16. 16. Finding the full text! 1. Select the Full Text Finder to link you to the article 2. If not available, search the journal title from Journals tab on the Library home page 3. If the journal is not held electronically, request the article from Document Delivery: access via Quicklinks on the Library home page
  17. 17. Help! • Nursing and Midwifery guide http://latrobe.libguides.com/nursing_midwifery • Postgraduate Cancer Nursing Guide http://latrobe.libguides.com/cancernursing • Annotated Bibliography Guide http://latrobe.libguides.com/annotatedbibliography • Live chat available from the Library home page • Faculty librarians: www.latrobe.edu.au/library/contact-us/

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