"IPA International Pharmaceutical Abstracts on WebSPIRS"
IPA – International Pharmaceutical Abstracts on WebSPIRS Health Science Center Library Subject Coverage: Pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry; pharmacy practice; adverse drug reactions and toxicity; investigational drugs; drug evaluations and interactions; biopharmaceutics and pharmaceutics; drug stability; pharmacology and pharmaceutical chemistry; preliminary drug analysis; drug metabolism and body distribution; microbiology; pharmacognosy; environmental toxicity; legislation and regulations; history; sociology, economics, and ethics of drugs; pharmaceutical education; pharmacy practice; information processing; cosmetics; and related health topics. Types of Material: Journal articles, including all state pharmacy journals; and abstracts of presentations from the annual meetings of the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Printed Tool(s): International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) Years Covered: 1970 to date Frequency of Updates: Quarterly Database Producer: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Vendor: SilverPlatter Information, Inc. Computer Platform: Available for Windows, WWW, and Mac (These instructions are for the WWW.) List of Fields: TI Title of article AU Author AD Author address SO Source AB Abstract PY Publication year CO Coden LA Language RF Number of references DE Descriptors CP Country of publication PT Publication type LS Language of summary PC Pharmacologic classification SC Subject category DR Drug names HU Human indicator UD Update code RN CAS registry number AN Accession number IS International Standard Serial Number To search: By keyword: Enter a word or brief phrase in the Find box. You can choose to search for these words Anywhere, or just in the Title, Author or Subject fields. Anywhere is assumed; indicate the other choices by clicking in the circles next to them, if you wish. Some occurrences of the term(s) may not be relevant. To retrieve all relevant records, you must think of every possible way an author might have described your concepts (e.g. elderly or geriatric or senior or aged, etc., for people 65 and over). By subject category: Click on [Index] to use the preferred index terms assigned to the articles. Choose the index SC – Subject Category from the pull-down menu. Type in a word or brief phrase in the Subject: box. Click on [Go to Term]. From the list presented, mark off the term(s) you wish to search by clicking in the box to left of each term. If you click on more than one, they will be connected by the "OR" operator in a search statement. Click [Search Checked Subjects] to begin search. f:apps/ref/onepage/webspirs ipa 0108-rj.doc Other searchable fields: Click on [Search Builder]. Type the term you wish to search in the Term: box and highlight the field to search in. For example, to search for an author, type last name, first and middle initials (e.g., hughes ja) and highlight Author field. To search for a journal title, use the official NLM abbreviation (see List of Serials Indexed for Online Users) and hyphens between parts of the title (e.g., j-am-pharm-assoc) and highlight Source field. Truncation symbol: * This symbol after a word root will retrieve all words starting with that root (e.g., toxic* will get toxic, toxicology, or toxicity.) To combine sets: In the lower half of the search screen, combine search sets by using the logical operators AND, OR, and NOT. Click on the boxes to left of the sets you want to combine. AND is assumed. If you want to use OR, click on the circle next to the word OR. Don't try to use both AND and OR in the same step. OR two statements; then AND the result with another set. AND will narrow your search; terms in both sets must be present OR will broaden your search; terms in either set may be present NOT eliminates terms in second set from those in the previous set To limit searches: On Search Screen, type set # to be limited in the Find box. Two ways of limiting appear below this box. By year - click on circle for: Any Year, 1997-1999, or enter years in the From and To boxes. By language – Chose the language to limit your search results: English, French, Spanish, German or Italian, by clicking on circles next to these words. For any other language, click on [Set Other Limits]. Click on [Set Other Limits] to bring up Limit Search screen. PY - Publication Year - same choices as under By year above. CP - Country of Publication - highlight in pulldown box LA - Language - highlight language in pulldown box LS - Language of summary - highlight in pulldown box HU - Human Indicator - highlight in pulldown box SC – Subject Category – highlight in pulldown box UD – Update Code – Choose Any Update or Latest Update by clicking in the appropriate circle. Or indicate a range of codes from the pulldown menus. After choosing limits from one or more of the above, click on [Set limits]. To view results: Citations from the most recent search appear on the screen. Click on [Change Display] to display the abstract, subject headings, etc. From the Search Screen, click on Display link to view records. To mark items for printing: Click on the box at the upper left corner of each record to be printed, or click on [Print], and print all records. To print: Click on [Print]. On the Print Records screen, choose which records (all, record number 1-10, or marked records), which fields (displayed fields, all fields, citation only, citation and abstract, or selected fields. For the latter, click on [Select fields] to see a list of choices.) You may also choose to include the search history, record numbers, and field labels (short, long, or both.) When all options have been selected, click on [Print Records]. Then use Browser's File, Print menu selections. To download to a disk: Click on [Save Records]. On the Save Records screen, you will see same options as described under Print Records. When finished selecting options, click on [Save Records]. Choose the drive and directory and name the file. Click on [Close Window]. To quit: Click on [Logout]. For further help with database searching, call the Reference Desk at the UF HSC Library 352-392-3585. For HSC Library database access information, call the Informatics Lab at 352-392-3854. 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