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Retrieving Full Text Articles in EBSCO Databases A guide for Allied Health Professionals Medline, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus on the Electronic Health Library Prepared by University Health Network for Allied Health Development Fund 2010
Retrieving Full Text Articles This tutorial outlines four methods for retrieving full text articles from EBSCO databases: 1. Searching a topic and limiting to full text articles. 2. Utilizing the publications database. 3. Retrieving a particular citation. 4. Utilizing the citation matcher.
Searching a Topic Choose the database. Start your search by entering a subject heading or key word into an empty search box (see example on next slide). Before clicking on SEARCH check the FULL TEXT box to limit retrieval to full text articles. NOTE: limiting your search to FULL TEXT may eliminate relevant non-full text content.
Utilizing the Publications Database Click on the blue tab labelled PUBLICATIONS. Enter the title of the journal and click BROWSE. The exact title is not necessary. Browse contents of journal using year/issue links. Choose the database. For a particular article within this journal use the link SEARCH WITHIN THIS PUBLICATION. Check the FULL TEXT box (see examples). Click on the record to view the full citation. The PDF or HTML link is displayed, along with output options.
Retrieving a Particular Citation Choose the database. Enter the authors surname (for example,Visscher) and a keyword (for example,conjunctivitis). The spelling of the authors name is important, but a first initial is not necessary. Click on SEARCH. Click on PDF full text link to read the article. See example on next two slides.
Utilizing the Citation Matcher Choose the database. Enter available data into pre-defined search boxes. The authors surname is Thomson (no first initial). The exact journal title is unknown, but the word nutrition is somewhere in the journal title. The word antioxidants appears in the article title. Click on SEARCH. Click on full text PDF link (see example).
Conclusion This has been a brief introduction to locating full text articles in EBSCO databases. EBSCO tutorials are available for more detailed instruction and are found within each database under HELP. To obtain assistance from a librarian, click on the Ask-A-Librarian button found on the menu bar.