Part 2: Getting started (continued)
B. The main search page
This is how the screen looks before you've done a search:
Let's take a closer look at each part of the screen.
The top of the screen
This just reminds you what database you're in (and gives you access to online Help):
There are icons for various features -- we 'll look at the
most important ones in this tutorial. Notice that the "Combine"
and "Limit" icons are pale grey, which
means we can't click them because we haven't done any searches yet:
The Search History
This shows our previous searches -- it's blank now because
we haven't done any yet:
Later, after we've done a search, it will look like this:
This shows we searched for the Subject Heading
Sleep Bruxism and found 60 articles. The "/" after the Subject Heading means
that we included all subheadings (subheadings will be explained later).
Clicking will take us down the page to the first ten results of our search:
After we've done two searches, the Search History will look like this:
This still shows our first search (# 1), but it also shows we did a second search,
for the Subject Heading Occlusal Splints, and included all subheadings,
and got 738 results. We can see the results of either
search by clicking the button next to it.
The search box
This is where we'll enter our search term (more about this later...).
The most popular "Limit" options
Finally, there are some check boxes for limiting our search, if we want:
Test yourself! (This mini quiz has 3 questions.)
Part 2: Getting started
C. Mini quiz
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