Library Instruction for University Writing 340 Avril Cunningham , Instruction Coordinator USC Libraries email@example.com Outline Library Search Skills Library Databases Alt Health Ovid Medline Web of Science JSTOR & Expanded if time allows! Library Search Skills Keywords to SUBJECT HEADINGS Use AND to connect different concepts USE OR to look for synonyms Find the full text at www.usc.edu/findarticles OVID: Mesh Subject Headings Find the Full text www.usc.edu/findarticles Cited By Advanced Skills Citation Searching Find who used the paper in their new research paper In Web of Science look around for relevant articles with citation searching QUESTIONS???? Web of Science Use * for truncation Eg…organ transplant* …….organ transplants …….organ transplantation .........organ transplanted Search Strategy Look at Subject Area Add in words from good article Don’t be afraid to use the Citation Tool Alt health Watch Alt-HealthWatch full-text and image database focusing on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. nearly 50,000 articles from 160 international peer-reviewed journals, academic and professional publications, magazines, reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, original research and book excerpts. Alt Health Watch in-depth coverage on both professional and consumer levels across the full spectrum of more than two hundred therapies, modalities and perspectives addressed by integrated medicine and covered by "Alternative Medicine." Subject areas covered include: Acupuncture, Mind-Body Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Creative Therapies, Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Energy Medicine, Body Work, Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Nutrition, Childbirth, Cross-Cultural Therapies, and Veterinary Medicine. Updated quarterly. Try Right side of screen. Search for Similar articles …. Hey… Why do all my articles have DIFFERENT subject headings. Can’t I use just ONE word You MUST use OR between synonyms to get the best results in Alt Health Watch SYNONOYMS Sale of human organs Medical Ethics OR OR Organs—Export & <-AND -> Moral and ethical Trade aspects OR OR TRANSPLANTATION of organs, tissues, etc. -- Ethical Aspects Corrupt practices OR Tissue Selling If that does not work, try Narrowing results by Subject Narrows the list of relevant articles The search ‘rules’ of Alt Health Watch When a singular word is searched, the plural and possessive forms of that word will also be searched, even if the word is enclosed in quotation marks The wildcard is represented by a question mark ?. To use the wildcard, enter your search terms and replace each unknown character with a ?. EBSCOhost finds all citations of that word with the ? replaced by a letter. For example, type ne?t to find all citations containing neat, nest or next. EBSCOhost does not find net because the wildcard replaces a single character. Truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *. EBSCOhost finds all forms of that word. For example, type comput* to find the words computer or computing QUESTIONS???? If time, try Expanded and JSTOR OVID Medline ( Nursing and Allied Fields) Very controlled vocab: MESH http://www.med.yale.edu/library/education/guides/screencasts/ovidsp/ovidsp_mesh/ Start keyword search Map to subject. Use doctor language Use the guide http://www.ovid.com/site/pdf/osp/User_Guide08-14-2008.pdf Medline is… considered to be the premier source for information in the biomedical sciences from 1950 to date. ACCESS: From the EResources page select OVID at USC from the Quick Links menu. Follow the directions and select the time frame of MEDLINE you want, OR From the Selected Resources by Subject link for Biology and find under Databases. Click on Medline via Ovid. How to search OVID SEARCH BY TOPIC: Enter your term in the text box and use the result to select either a keyword or a MESH term. Use the Explode and Focus features and select subheadings as appropriate. Use the combine feature to combine your topics. Use the special feature to Find Similar articles. Use the tutorial resources as needed at http://www.usc.edu/hsc/nml/lis/w-tutorials.html LOCATE ARTICLE TEXT: Many citations in MEDLINE link to full text, but some only indicate availability by location/campus, so see the Locating Article Text section below. How do I get help Library resources to Help It is important to : Contact Librarian: Avril or Jean firstname.lastname@example.org Use Ask A Librarian http://www.usc.edu/libraries/services/ask_a_librarian/ Use www.usc.edu/findarticles to find full text Expanded- Subject Search +400 Way too many to evaluate and choose wisely!! JSTOR apply Limits Sale of human organs Limit to articles only Limit to 200 Changes results from +400 to 12 timely articles on topic Images included..