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Search tip: Find education-related research in Scopus

By Teri Hartman Scopus is “the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.” Scopus has 692 education journals included in its broad database, making it a useful resource to use when you are seeking research on education-related topics. Access Scopus through the direct link on the McGoogan Library […]

July 20, 2015

Search tips: Proximity searching in Embase

By Cindy Schmidt You want to search for articles about chemotherapy-induced diarrhea but are confronted with a plethora of alternative phrasings.  If you find yourself in this situation, give proximity searching in Embase a try. To find articles about  drug- or chemotherapy-induced diarrhea, you could use the Embase search: (drug OR chemotherapy) NEXT/1 (related OR associated […]

March 30, 2015

Searching the literature for non-standard administration of a drug

By Cindy Schmidt Need information about topical methotrexate (or other drugs administered by a non-standard route)? Try Embase! The problem: Searching for articles that mention non-standard administration of a drug can be tricky. PubMed, for instance, offers no method for linking the name of a drug to the route of that drug’s administration. A search […]

February 23, 2015

Easily find articles on specific groups with Embase

By Roxanne Cox Embase has many named groups to aid in your searching.  Using the thesaurus called Emtree you can pinpoint your search results to named groups such as ethnic groups, citizen groups, marital status, occupation, geographic or population groups. In 2014, 300 new terms were added for ethnic and citizen groups, making it possible […]

January 19, 2015

Save time by saving your searches in Scopus

By Alissa Fial In November, Cindy Schmidt showcased how to use your PubMed searches and save them in My NCBI. Another database at your disposal, which can save searches as well as track citations is Scopus. First, create an account in Scopus if you have not already done so. To Save Searches Conduct a search […]

December 15, 2014