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Embase adds PICO search feature

By Roxanne Cox A new PICO search feature enables a more evidence-based approach to literature searching by clearly separating a clinical question into the 4 elements of a PICO search (Patient, Intervention, Comparison/Control and Outcome). The new PICO search form will automatically combine search terms within each element and between each element using the correct […]

June 27, 2016

Search tip: PubMed Clinical Queries

By Alissa Fial MEDLINE via PubMed has advanced features to help users to get more specific results.  One of these features, Clinical Queries, can be found under PubMed Tools on the PubMed Page. Clinical Queries helps users look for the filters by specific clinical research areas: Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews or Medical Genetics. For […]

April 18, 2016

PubMed search tip: Show index list

By Alissa Fial MEDLINE via PubMed has advanced features to help users to get more specific results. One of these features, Show Index List, can be found on the advanced page. Show Index List allows user to select a specific field (i.e. title, abstract, book, MeSH heading) or suggested term from PubMed. It also shows […]

March 14, 2016

Search tips: Finding a journal for your manuscript

By Cindy Schmidt Need help finding a home for your manuscript? Give Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator) a try.  You can simply paste your article’s title or abstract into the search box and then click the “Find journal” button.   A list of journals publishing similar work will appear along with an “Article Influence” metric.   Open access […]

January 4, 2016

Embase vs Medline: which should I use?

By Roxanne Cox Combined Embase and Medline searches yield more articles than searching either Embase or Medline alone. Searchers who rely on only one database will miss relevant information. Embase, an Elsevier database has a broad biomedical base with in-depth coverage of drugs and pharmacology as well as medical devices. Embase, which includes Medline, has […]

September 29, 2015