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A package of eight EBSCOhost databases, all of which include Health-related material and a considerable amount of full-text content. Includes an important Dentistry database and an important Nursing and Allied Health database.
The databases are:
* Academic Search Complete;
* CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
* Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source;
* Health Business Fulltext Elite;
* Health Source: Consumer Edition;
* Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition;
* Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection;
* SocINDEX with Full Text.
All EBSCOhost databases can be searched individually or in any combination.
See also the box at right for information on choosing databases within EBSCOhost. Note that, if you choose to search in more than database, you won't be able to use CINAHL's Suggest Subject Terms feature.
ProQuest is another database platform with a number of databases that cover nursing, health, and medicine. These databases are available in the combined package:
A package of ProQuest databases all with health-and-medicine-related material. You can also search these databases individually or in any combination. Includes MEDLINE (1946 - current) and Nursing and Allied Health Database.
This collection of databases is ProQuest's subject area package of 13 databases with health/medicine-related material. Some of these databases are the health-and-medicine subset of a larger database.
Most of these resources contain full-text material. But as with all ProQuest databases, where a record does not have the full-text available, you can use the Find it [at] CSU links to search for the full item elsewhere.
The main databases in this collection are:
* Consumer Health Database
* Health & Medical Collection
* Healthcare Administration Database
* MEDLINE (1946 - current)
* Nursing & Allied Health Database
* Psychology Database
* ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Health & Medicine
* Public Health Database
* TOXLINE - does not include full-text material.
Once in the ProQuest interface, you can change the database(s) you are searching by clicking on the Change Databases link in the breadcrumb trail at the top left of the ProQuest screen. All ProQuest databases can be searched individually or in any combination.
See also the box at right for information on choosing databases within ProQuest.
Scopus - Searching
Scopus is known as a citation index because the article records included lists of citing articles. This means that, if you find an article of interest, you can look at subsequent articles that have cited it. You can find important articles on a topic, and follow research paths.
Scopus is a multi-subject database, but does cover the Health Sciences - medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary science, and the health professions - as well as the life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences & humanities.
The default is to Document Search, which is similar to Advanced Search in other databases. You can add extra lines of search.
The default is to search in Title, Abstract, and Keywords. This is a useful type of search. It can be changed.
The default is to a keyword search. If you want to search for a phrase, enclose it in double quotation marks.
In Scopus, there are some limiters that can be used as part of a search, but many more that can be applied to a set of results. In fact, you can choose to Limit to, or Exclude, certain results.
You can do a Proximity Search: the proximity operator is W/n, where n is the number of words you specify. Eg. "nursing diagnosis" W/3 "pressure care".
Scopus does not contain links to the full-text of articles. For each result, you will need to use the Find it [at] CSU link to search for the full article in other CSU Library databases.
You can do as much searching as you like, and return to the results later. Your previous searches appear in the Search history panel beneath the search panel.
If you wish to save searches or set up search alerts, you need to register with Elsevier. Here's how:
At the top right of screen, click on Register.
Follow the instructions and prompts to register.
Your email address will be your username. Make sure you remember your password for future use!
Using Scopus to Find Citing Articles
When you get a results list in Scopus, one of the columns that displays is Cited by. This shows the number of articles (indexed in Scopus) that have cited the article. Clicking on the number will display brief records of those citing articles.
Scopus results lists are, by default, be sorted by Relevance. You can change this to Cited by (highest) or Cited by (lowest).
You can use this feature of Scopus to:
follow a research path forwards and find related articles
find seminal articles on a topic.
Searching in more than one database in EBSCOhost
If you wish to search more extensively within the EBSCOhost platform, you can search across multiple databases at the same time. Here's how:
On the main search screen, click on the Choose Databases link above the search boxes, then select other databases in the tick-box menu. You will search across all the databases that are ticked.
Searching in More Than One Database in ProQuest
If you wish to search more extensively within the ProQuest platform, you can change to searching any combination of ProQuest databases by clicking on the Change databases link in the breadcrumb trail: