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Health Care Management: Article Databases

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Tips for Searching Article Databases

Databases may look different, but they all work alike. Use the tips below to search article databases effectively.

  • First, organize your research topic into concepts. Concepts are typically nouns or noun phrases. For example, if you are interested in healthcare services to the elderly in rural areas, your concepts might be:
    • elderly
    • "healthcare services"
    • rural
  • Use quotes around phrases!
  • Too many or too few results?
    • Use the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) search to find related, broader, narrower, and similar terms OR specific terms that the databases uses to describe a topic.
    • Run a new search using different terms. Try anything - you never know what might work!
  • Find an article that looks interesting?
    • Click on the article's title.
    • Look at the keyword given to an article to find related terms and run additional searches using these terms.
    • Click on the similar documents link in the article’s entry to find related articles.
  • Find the full text of an article by clicking on the HTML Full-Text, PDF Full-Text, or the 360 Link Check for Full Text button 360 Link to Full Text The 360 Link may...
    • Take you directly to the full text.
    • Take you to a page that indicates we have online full-text in a different database. Click the database link to access the article.
    • Take you to a page that says Auraria Library does not have online access to this journal volume/issue. On this page...
      • Click "Search Skyline by Journal Title" to determine if Auraria Library has the journal in PRINT form. This will search the library catalog for the JOURNAL title (not article title). You will need to determine if Auraria Library owns the year and volume of the journal that contains your article.
        • No print holdings? On the previous page, click "Request article via online Interlibrary Loan" and a PDF copy of the article will be emailed to you. You will need to create an Interlibrary Loan account before requesting material via Interlibrary Loan.