Published on June 24, 2016
1. Developed by Elsevier, Embase aims to provide the widest possible coverage of biomedical literature incorporating many conferences and journal titles not covered by MEDLINE. Ability to map to Emtree search index providing a comprehensive vocabulary to describe biomedical data. Use of Ovid interface to build up your search strategy with inbuilt Boolean operators. A range of ways to refine and limit search results based on types of studies, cohort study groups and more. University Library
2. Remember: It is important to jump out to our databases through OneSearch; this authenticates you as a UWA Student. Search for “Embase” and limit to Database and in the title to easily find it. Click the view online tab and follow the link out. Search OneSearch for the Embase
3. Beginning your Search in Embase As you build your search concepts they appear in this area above your search box. To map your search terms to EmTree headings you need to be in Advanced Search and have this tick box selected Embase is another databases delivered through the Ovid Platform
4. The “subject heading” link shows us where this term sits in a subject classification tree These are the terms that map to “FGM” The “Scope” information tells us more about the uses for each Embase term Tick to select all relevant terms. Choose whether to combine with OR, AND then click “Continue”
5. Refining results Choosing the one subject heading will give you access to a number of sub-headings you can choose from or omit. If you select more than one subject heading you will not get this option. As we can see there are not many subheadings applied to the 680 FGM indexed items. Once all relevant terms have been selected and combined they will appear here in the “Search History” section of the Search page. Here is another potential way to search on all possible Embase subject terms and key word searches (.mp) for this concept. This will help identify all possible articles that mention or are indexed with these terms. Search 3 achieved by selecting √ Searcj 1 & 2 and combining with OR
6. Using the “Additional Limits” to build your search You can also limit and refine your search by using the set additional limits. Focuses our core concept search on a specific age group and gender or type of research.
7. Reviewing, managing results and following leads Result of applied limits Link back to OneSearch Use to focus on specific publication types Reference to actual study found in this news report.
8. Reviewing, managing results and following leads You can set up a login for yourself in Ovid that will allow you to save items to folders and your search queries. Click on “My Workspace” and the “My Searches and Alerts” For search queries you have saved. Set up folder for saved items in “My Projects”
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