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Physician Assistants: Library Activity Search

Database Vote

What database did you find most useful?
ClinicalKey: 1 votes (6.25%)
PubMed: 3 votes (18.75%)
Scopus: 12 votes (75%)
Total Votes: 16

Nutrition

Scopus is an interdisciplinary citation and abstract database covering more than 16,000 peer-reviewed journals, tracking cited and citing literature. Go to Scopus database to help you answer the question below.

Exercise:

Find a study on vegetarian diets and its impact on chronic diseases.
Search Terms:
vegetarian AND diets OR meals OR nutrition AND chronic disease

Bonus

Try to refine your search to only "review" articles.

Scopus allows you to exclude ______?
1) Exclude: Languages: 3 votes (20%)
2) Exclude: Country: 3 votes (20%)
3) Exclude: Editorials: 2 votes (13.33%)
4) Only 1 & 3: 0 votes (0%)
5) All of the above: 7 votes (46.67%)
Total Votes: 15

Mental Health

PubMed, produced by the National Library of Medicine Magazines ncluding clinical, basic sciences, and public health information.  Interface incorporates Himmelfarb Library's customized search filters for Clinical Reviews/EBM, Clinical Trials, and Reviews.

Exercise:

Locate a review article on eating disorders and athletes
Search Terms:  eating disorders OR anorexia AND athletes OR sports 

How would you refine your search to review articles?

PubMed
1) Add "review" to your search: 0 votes (0%)
2) Click Article Type and select "review": 4 votes (33.33%)
3) Use Filter tools and refine by "review": 5 votes (41.67%)
4) 1 & 3: 0 votes (0%)
5) All of the above: 3 votes (25%)
Total Votes: 12

Obesity

ClinicalKey is designed to provide clinical information tool searches extensive full-text holdings for clinical answers in journal articles, books, and videos.

Exercise:

Find information on obesity and lifestyle factors
Search Terms: obesity AND lifestyle OR daily activities OR sedentary lifestyle

Bonus:

Locate a systematic review on this topic

ClinicalKey gives you the option to refine your search to the following docoment type
1) systematic reviews, meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, case controlled studies: 4 votes (26.67%)
2) systematic reviews, meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, narrative reviews: 10 votes (66.67%)
3) surveys, questionnaires: 0 votes (0%)
4) case reports, cohort studies, randomized controlled trials: 0 votes (0%)
5) 1 & 3: 1 votes (6.67%)
Total Votes: 15

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