Why use multiple databases?
Different databases focus on different areas of the literature. This is especially significant in Radiologic Science, as in other Allied Health Sciences. So, for instance, although there is substantial overlap in PubMed and EMBASE, you may find better coverage of the North American literature in PubMed and better coverage of European and non-North American literature in EMBASE.
Don't forget, Ask-a-Librarian when you have difficulty finding what you're looking for in a database.
Don't forget, many databases have a link to help files as part of their search screens.
Boolean Basics for Searching
Boolean searching helps you find less (narrows) or find more (broadens) results when you search in many databases and Web search engines. Boolean searching depends on the use of three terms: AND, OR, and NOT. Enter these terms in ALL CAPS because many search engines are case sensitive for these terms.
Full Text Articles via Find@UNC
Includes Find@UNC in PubMed and what to do when the article is not online via Find@UNC.
Use this guide to help visualize and plan your search:
Use this log to keep your search organized and to document your search strategy for reporting: