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Secondary Indexing & Abstracting Databases


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1.when searching the ____ database in PubMed, enter search terms one at a time, veiw tree to see if shouldn't explode, select send to search box and select subheadings an boolean operators, click search PubMed, click history to review search strategy, limit using Limit fxn; make all decisions at once; consider tox and poisoning when thinking about disease state; DON'T USE full text limit
5.Medline ______ are used to limit search by various characteristics of study or patient population; DO NOT limit until you have COMBINED all your terms and see what your final yield is
7.this is a BRIEF SUMMARY of an article and is generally written by the author(s); may be incomplete or misleading; should NOT be used as references in papers
10.this secondary database was developed by NCBI at the NLM; it's free; includes Medline database and additional life science journals; links to full text are available; available free worldwide
13.MEDLINE ____________ allows one to limit search by various areas of interest; use carefully since may exclude some relevant citations; most useful when there's a great deal of information on topic
15.this is a major medical database that's produced by the NLM; contains citations from approximately 5000 biomedical journals published in the US and in 70 other countries; contains well over 18 million citations dating back to 1950; available at MCPHS thru: OvidSP Medline (very expensive), PubMed Medline (free); most appropriate for novice searchers and uses FindIt@MCPHS
16.IPA searches are done with ________so searches aren't as controlled, can combine terms w/Boolean operators, and has fewer limits; MUST use SYNONYMS
17.this means that articles with no exact match are indexed to the closest related MeSH term
18.____________ of Boolean Operators are usually necessary to obtain desired results
20.when searching the _______ database in PubMed, the _______ search will automatically map to exploded MeSH terms; click details tab to see how interface interpreted search b/c may be different from what you expect; get more results so good for things hard to find and if don't have much time; limits more important
22.$ is used for ___________ terms in a keyword search
25.this retrieves the most general MeSH term in addition to more specific MeSH terms that are indexed under it; ALWAYS view MeSH tree to see if you should do this
27.this secondary database is produced by Elsevier, Amsterdam; similar to Medline but indexes MORE EUROPEAN JOURNALS than medline; ~ 1800 journals UNIQUE to this database; allows you to search Medline as well; EXPENSIVE - usually only available in academic/research environments; use for: herbal or complementary therapies, may be more clinical experience in Europe than US, and when Medline provides low yield of citations; has a controlled vocabulary, EMTREE tree structure, subheadings for drugs and diseases, limit features, uses different spellings
28.BOTH search terms must appear w/in SAME citation; use this Boolean Operator when combining different concept; narrows search
29.view tree to see if you SHOULD NOT explode since PubMed explodes ______________
31.the most precise way to cover a topic may be ___ MeSH _____ in combination
2.______ notes are used to learn how each subject heading is defined
3.a ________ is the "home address" of a source; record of information in secondary database w/"fields" identifying: article name, author(s), journal title, publication date; volume (issue): page numbers; unique identifier; may or may not include a brief abstract of the article; source cited may be primary literature
4.this secodary database was originally produced by ASHP but now produced by Thomson Publishing; focuses on PHARMACY PRACTICE AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE ISSUES; indexes over 800 journals from throughout the world, including US state pharmacy journals; provides information on: pharmacy law and regulation, pharmacoeconomics, general pharmacy practice issues, compounding and other more pharmacy related topics
6.clinical ________ are designed for the practicing clinician: provides clinical studies, systematic reviews, and medical genetics information; limits search quickly
8.this means that articles are indexed to the most specific MeSH terms available
9.check ____ pinpoint specific age groups, males or femalse, humans or animals, and more; often used to limit or narrow a search
11.separate terms are used for the _______ __________ and the disease or organ
12.___'_ explode when: there aren't any specific terms under general term, more specific terms aren't of interest of you
13.you would use a _________ database to find CITATIONS on a PARTICULAR TOPIC that are published in journals, to find CITATIONS published in a SPECIFIC JOURNAL, to find CITATIONS for information published by a SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL
14.__________ concepts can't be indexed precisely; used keywords for these subjects
19._____ are indexed by their generic name
21.explode ____ you're interested in both general term as well as in all more specific terms, aren'y sure where in MeSH tree article may be indexed
23.____ stands for medical subject headings; allow one to search by SUBJECT rather than relying on specific word; provides consistent way of retrieving information that uses different terms for the same CONCEPT
24.these can be used in some cases to define a subject
25.the ______ term MUST appear in the MEDLINE fields for title, author, or abstract in order to get a result in keyword searching
26.will include citations where EITHER term may appear; use this Boolean Operator when combining synonyms or similar terms; expands search
30.will EXCLUDE citations where a specific term appears; infrequently used b/c some relevant citations may be missed

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