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As always, please feel free to contact Library Staff for consultation with strategies , to teach you how to search , or to do the search . Call any of the libraries for assistance.

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As always, please feel free to contact Library Staff for consultation with strategies, to teach you how to search, or to do the search.

Call any of the libraries for assistance.

This is a mini-lesson about searching. There is a fuller search guide available on the library homepage or in any of the libraries.

Welcome

to the

Kaleida Health Libraries

Searching…where to start?

Go to HUBNET- This is a Library subscription offered to you to allow you to search from work or home.

http://library.kaleidahealth.org or http://hubnet.buffalo.edu

Many searches start with bibliographic databases. (Medline/CINAHL) These are often sources for journal articles.

Choose a databaseEach database covers a distinct body of information with some overlap. (There is an explanatory note attached to each database) Consider searching in more than one database. A search on domestic violence will produce different references in Medline, CINAHL and PsycINFO. (search one database at a time).

To start a search: Formulate a question. Identify relevant parts of the question.

These parts become search components. The strategy may change as you search and discover terms more suited to the question. Searching can be a learning experience. Evaluate retrieval by looking at the subject headings, subheadings, and keywords used in the citations.

BGH

859-2878

Millard –Gates

887-4848

Millard- Sub

568-6540

WCHOB

878-7304

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Main Search Page: Type your term in the search box, one at a time. You can combine terms, i.e. term and term, author and term, term and journal, etc. HUBNET’s search page looks like this and offers the options described below.

These icons represent search options.

Type here

<Type>diabetes in the search box. You will be linked (mapped) to a list of subject headings from the dictionary of search terms. Each subject heading has a definition, that you can review by <Clicking> on the “I”. (Page not shown).

<select> the term diabetes.

After you have selected a term and it appears on the search history; you may type in a second term.

<Type>Patient Compliance <Select>

Type in one term or concept at a time and then combine terms.

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To add a second component to a search use combine

Combine

OR

AND

NOT

Selecting the Combine icon enables two or more sets to be combined.

Shortcut: Type in the set numbers with an “and” “or” “not”. Example (1 and 2)

Boolean operators (AND OR NOT)

And limits indicates that the results must have both terms

Or broadens indicates that the results will have either or both terms. This is frequently used with synonyms or “like” terms. (i.e., ph ysicians or doctors)

NOT narrows indicates that the results will not contain a word or phrase.

Combine icon

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Combining withand

#2

#1

Set #1

Diabetes

(can be limited to english and review)

Set #2

Patient

compliance

#3

Set #3

Citation includes Diabetes and Patient Compliance

<click> on display to view

citations

The 491 citations will have information about diabetes and patient compliance.

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From the previous page <Clicking> on display and then on complete reference allows you to see the citation, subject headings and abstract as illustrated below.

Full-text will be indicated when it is available. The Unique Identifier helps us order articles for you.

Source: The name of the journal

Subject Headings:

Look for hints for additional search terms. The * indicates terms that are the focus of the article.

Not all information is found in a database. The next page suggests additional ways to find information.

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The key to finding information is being open to exploring all of the possibilities.

Search Question

Analyze your question.

Identify the relevant concepts.

These concepts will become search components.

Sources can be clues to other sources.

A search in Medline (bibliographic database) might suggest a position statement from a professional organization/ society (AHA/ACC)

A textbook might discuss a guideline or indicate a professional organization worth exploring further.

Source: Internet

Useful for position statements,

guidelines, and clinical trials.

Government agencies offer a wealth of

full text documents reflective of their

mission, laws, regulations, and

epidemiological data.

CDC, NIH, FDA, HHS, OSHA, and the

Census are some of the agencies to

explore.

Most professional societies and

organizations have a web presence.

The most reliable information is

available when searching within

known organizations.

Source: Bibliographic databases

(Medline/Cinahl/Eric,etc.)

Searching a variety of databases will provide a

different slant on the same topic, as each database

may include different journals or other materials.

There is often a specialized vocabulary with

definitions,which is useful to know to maximize

precise retrieval.

Circle of Professionalism develops as you search. You will develop a core of sources that lead to other sources within your core. These will often be references to books, journals or standards from professional associations, etc.

Source: Textbooks

Definition of the problem in its entirety. Presents

Overviews, comprehensive discussions and

references. Be aware of the publication date.

Government

NIH, CDC

FDA, Census

Professional

Associations

ANA

There are categories of materials that offer specific types of information.

Encyclopedias Directories

Dictionaries Indexes

Handbooks Manuals

National Organizations

American Heart Assoc.

National Cancer Instit.

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HUBNET…what’s in it for me?

Let us tell you what we’ve got.

Kaleida Health Libraries

BGH GATES SUBURBAN WCHOB

859-2878 887-4848 568-6540 878-7304

Contact your libraries for assistance in finding the information you need.

HUBNET- Is is a Library subscription offered to youtoallow you to search from work or home. http://library.kaleidahealth.org or http://hubnet.buffalo.edu

Full text journals

Databases

Books

There are many full text journals available.

Medline, CINAHL, EBM, PsycINFO, and others are available. Search in several databases to get more of a nursing, allied health, or psychological focus. Full database descriptions are in HUBNET.

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Current Medical Dx. & Tx., USP DI, Merck Manual and many other texts.

Look for Publication Type on the bottom of the HUBNET screen. For a full list <Select> Books.

and more

Passwords

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Images, Atlases, and Consumer Health (Health Reference Center)

Kaleida staff may access HUBNET from work or home.

No password is needed in the libraries.

A password is necessary at home. To apply complete the applications section located at the top of the HUBNET screen.

When in doubt about what resources may be available, check the bottom of the HUBNET screen under publication type, or contact your librarian.