Step by Step with EBSCOHost Medline with Full Text
Ebsco Medline is a database that offers text articles on medical topics and basic biology,
anatomy, and physiology. This handout takes you step by step through both basic
and advanced searching.
- Before you touch the keyboard, think carefully about your topic. Most topics for college
level papers have two main ideas in them. If your topic does not have two ideas, then you
may want to narrow it down. A good example of a paper topic is: antibiotic resistance
in helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that infects the digestive tract.
- The main ideas in this topic are: "helicobacter pylori" which you can
bind together with "quotes" because a bacteria's name is a phrase, and resistance.
- To help Ebsco Medline understand your topic, your search statement
becomes: "helicobacter pylori" AND resistance.
The AND is not a word but a logical operator
that tells the computer to look for all articles that deal with both resistance and
helicobacter pylori. Here is how Medline sees your search statement. The overlap
between the circles is your search results.
- To search EBSCO Medline select M from the alphabet below the big search box on the library page, http://library.gsu.edu. Then scroll down to EBSCOHost Medline and click the link.
- Type your search statement into the box in Basic Search. Don't forget to
check off the Full Text box.
- Click the Search button to launch your search.
- Medline presents results ten(10) at a time, and you can move among them with
the scroll bar and move between pages with the Previous, Next, and Page Number links.
- Medline also lists subject headings under the light green buttons on the left side of the page.
- To see an article's abstract and full text where available, click on its blue title.
- To see an article that is a PDF file or page image, click on its PDF icon.
- To print an article, click on Ebsco's print icon.
- To email an article, click on Ebsco's email icon and fill out the form.
- To save an article to a folder you can
open at home, login to your personal Ebsco account and then
click on the folder icon.
- To send a persistent link
to your article or search to Yahoomail, Gmail, Twitter, or MySpace:
click Share or Bookmark in small print and then choose an option.
- To end a search in Ebsco Medline, click the Home icon in the browser's top row or close your browser.
Ebsco Medline Advanced Search
If you are visually oriented, want more space and flexibility, or plan to try
several related searches, then Medline's Advanced Search is for you.
- Instead of using an AND between ideas in
a search statement, in Advanced Search, you fill separate rows with your ideas,
one row per idea.
- You can also put two or more synonyms for one idea together using OR,
a logical operator that joins synonyms as a single idea.
- In Advanced Search, fill in the multibox.
Select Full Text, and click Search.
- If you want to modify an Advanced Search, edit one or more
rows in the Advanced Search multibox near the top of the screen.