EBSCO databases Business Source Premier – INSPEC – PsychINFO/Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection – British Nursing Index – CINAHL – SportDISCUS.
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EBSCO databases Business Source Premier – INSPEC – PsychINFO/Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection – British Nursing Index – CINAHL – SportDISCUS – Medline – Social Science Abstracts
Business Source Premier – 7,400 fulltext business journals INSPEC – Abstracts and indexes scientific and technical journals, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, reports PsychINFO – Abstracts and indexes over 2,000 psychology journals, and conferences and books Psychology and Behavioural Sciences – over 550 fulltext psychology journals British Nursing Index – Indexes over 220 nursing and midwifery journals CINAHL – Indexes over 1,700 nursing and allied health journals SportDISCUS – Indexes sport journals, books and conference proceedings Medline – Indexes and abstracts over 4,600 biomedical journals Social Science Abstracts – Indexes and abstracts over 520 publications in the social sciences
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Type in Key words, then select Search In Advanced Search, use drop-down menus to link word or phrases with Boolean Search Operators, and, or, not. In Basic Search, operators and, or, not, must be typed in to link words or phrases
Boolean Search Operators And links terms, e.g. football and violence will find records which contain both terms. Or will find records which contain one term or the other, e.g Child or adolescent will find records containing either term. Not excludes records which contain the term, e.g. CAD not CAM will find records containing the first term, but not if the second term is also present.
Proximity searching: Banks & banking n5 profits will display records where the first term appears within 5 words of the second, in any order Geriatric assessment w8 caregivers will display records where the first term appears within 8 words of the second, in the order in which terms are input.
In Advanced search, fields to be searched can be specified from drop-down lists
Searches can be limited according to the options given… …or expanded as indicated
Truncation character * can be used at end of word to locate different word endings, e.g. drug abuse counsel* will find drug abuse counselling and drug abuse counsellors. Wildcard character ? can be used to replace one letter e.g. w?ll locates wall, well and will.
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