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					                     Quick tips for AMED Alternative Medicine

Database Description:

AMED provides an alternative medicine database for physicians, therapists, medical researchers and
clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments û including complementary medicine,
physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry, palliative care, and more. AMED contains
basic bibliographic records (abstracts are also included for many records dated 1995 onward) for relevant
articles from over 500 journals, with the scope of coverage being mainly European. Around 300 of the
journals indexed in AMED are linked to the full text in EBSCOhost’s Academic Search Premier database.
Many of the journals included in AMED are not indexed by other biomedical sources. AMED is produced by
the Health Care Information Service of the British Library.

Evidence Based: No                           Full-text available: No – citations and abstracts only


Access:


                                                               From the Library’s homepage, click on
                                                               the Eureka! login to sign in.




                        Sign into Eureka using your UBNet ID and password.




                                                  Click on the A-Z list of Research Databases link.




From the list of online databases, click on the “AMED” link.


Tutorials can be found at:

EBSCOhost’s online tutorials
http://support.epnet.com.libproxy.bridgeport.edu:9000/training/tutorials.php



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Searching the database:

Both the basic and advanced searches have a similar set of limiters. Searches can be limited by
journal subsets, publication type, gender, as well as language and special interest categories.


Basic Search:

   •   From the homepage, enter a keyword into the search box.




   •   Set limits as necessary (under ‘Search Options”).
   •   Click “Search”.

Advanced Search:

   •   From the homepage, click the “Advanced Search” link.
   •   Enter a word or phrase into the search boxes.
   •   Set Boolean operators as necessary.




   •   Set limits as necessary.
   •   Click “Search”.


2 ways to display results:


1) List of articles




                                                           Choose limits to narrow your search on
                                                           the left, right-hand sides.
                                                           If any images (“Related Images”) are
                                                           found in the search, thumbnails are
                                                           displayed at the bottom right. Move the
                                                           cursor over them for an enlargement.
                                                           Click on them and they will appear in a
                                                           new window.


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2) Visual Display




                                                             You have a choice of vertical columns, or
                                                             a grid of boxes (columns shown here).
                                                             Starting at far left column, refine your
                                                             search by clicking on a subject box (blue
                                                             boxes); new, more specific subject areas
                                                             open to the right. Individual articles
                                                             (green boxes) are displayed below
                                                             those new subject areas.




How to email a single result:                         How to print a single result:

  •   Select an article from the search                  •     Select an article from the search
      results to view it.                                      results to view it.
  •   At the bottom or top of page, click                •     On the next page, click on the print
      “email”.                                                 icon above the article abstract.
  •   Fill in the pertinent information on the           •     On the next page, click on “Print”.
      form that comes up                                 •     Use your Copico card at the print
  •   Click Send E-mail.                                       station to print out the article.




Alternate way to print a single result:


  •   Click on the “SFX” button below the article on the results page.
  •   If article is available as Full-Text, on the next page, click on the “Go” button to the right of
      the “Basic” article availability listing.
  •   If article is in PDF format, click the printer icon at the top of the PDF to print.
  •   If article is in html format, click on the “Print” link at the top or bottom of the page to
      print.
  •   Use your Copico card at the print station to print out the article.




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How to email multiple results:




  •   Click on the “add to folder” link below each article on the results page (this adds the
      article to a your “folder”).
  •   Click on the folder icon at the top right of the page to view your saved results.
  •   Once in the folder, click on the boxes to the left of each article you want to e-mail.
  •   Above the list of results in your folder, click the email icon (2nd from left).
  •   Fill in the pertinent information on the form that comes up.
  •   Click “Send”.
  •   You can also print, save to a flash drive, or export citations.




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