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What are MeSH terms in PubMed?

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) controlled vocabulary or subject heading list. It’s used by indexers, who are subject analysts, and maintain the PubMed database, to reflect subject content of journal articles as they are published.

What is Cinahl used for?

CINAHL Database provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association.

What are Cinahl subject headings?

What are Subject Headings? The CINAHL® Subject Headings authority file is a controlled vocabulary thesaurus that assists in more effectively searching your CINAHL database. Each bibliographic reference in the database is associated with a set of subject terms that are assigned to describe the content of an article.

What does MH mean in Cinahl?

In CINAHL on the EBSCO platform you will see MH used to indicate that a subject heading has been searched; a + sign to indicate the subject heading has been exploded; and MM is used to indicate that the subject heading has been limited to results where this is a focussed/major concept of the article.

Is it possible to use Cinahl headings when you are searching for a topic in a journal?

Searching CINAHL Subheadings give you the ability to further refine the subject heading you selected by limiting the search to one or more specific factors.

What do Boolean operators do?

Boolean Operators are simple words (AND, OR, NOT or AND NOT) used as conjunctions to combine or exclude keywords in a search, resulting in more focused and productive results. … Using these operators can greatly reduce or expand the amount of records returned.

How do I do an advanced search on PubMed?

To search by author using the search builder, click Advanced search and then select Author from the All Fields menu. The author search box includes an autocomplete feature. You may click an author link on the abstract display to execute a search for the author in PubMed.

Why is PubMed better than Google Scholar?

Whereas PubMed searches retrieve published literature from biomedical journals, Google Scholar searches retrieve both published and unpublished literature from a range of disciplines. This may explain the greater overall number of records found per search (median of 1000 for Google Scholar and 148 for PubMed).

What does NCBI stand for?

NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information.

How far back does PubMed go?

As of 27 January 2020, PubMed has more than 30 million citations and abstracts dating back to 1966, selectively to the year 1865, and very selectively to 1809.

Who uses PubMed?

The NLM reported that almost two-thirds of PubMed users are health care professionals and scientists (ie, domain experts), whereas the remainder are the general public [18].

Why is my article not in PubMed?

Answer: For an article to be found in PubMed, the journal that has published the article should be indexed in Medline. If the journal is not indexed in Medline, the published article will not be found on PubMed. Based on the journal indexing of Edorium journals, none of the journals are indexed in Medline.

Is Medline and Index Medicus same?

Every article in the journal is indexed in the Medline database (ie. Index Medicus) and PubMed. PubMed was created to be the free public search interface to the Medline database so all Medline records will appear in PubMed.

What does Medline stand for?

MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online, or MEDLARS Online) is a bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information. It includes bibliographic information for articles from academic journals covering medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care.

Is ScienceDirect and Elsevier same?

ScienceDirect is a website which provides access to a large bibliographic database of scientific and medical publications of the British publisher Elsevier. It hosts over 18 million pieces of content from more than 4,000 academic journals and 30,000 e-books of this publisher.

What is Scopus index?

Scopus is citation database that gives quality measure for each title while impact factor reflects the yearly average number of citation of articles published in the last two years in a given journal.

What is SciVerse?

About SciVerse ScopusCovering the world’s research literature, SciVerse Scopus ( is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track analyze and visualize research.

Is ScienceDirect a scholarly source?

What is ScienceDirect? ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. It includes thousands of books, journal articles, and other reference materials. ACM Professional and Student members have access to select content from ScienceDirect.

Is ScienceDirect free?

ScienceDirect offers a growing amount of open access and complimentary material for anyone to access and read. … Guest user access means you can access and read all abstracts and citations on ScienceDirect for free; you can even sign in on ScienceDirect to set up alerts and manage your preferences.