This tutorial will show you how to utilize Boolean logic to search the Internet.
Searching the Internet and databases are like thumbing through large file cabinets. As such, finding the right contents is similar often best accomplished by following the rules of computer database searching. Much database searching is based on the principles of Boolean logic.
Boolean logic refers to the logical relationship among search terms, and is named for the British-born Irish mathematician George Boole.
The American Recall Center provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical healthcare information and support. We aim to build the most comprehensive resource on the Internet for timely and trusted material regarding healthcare topics that matter to the consumer. The team at ARC is dedicated to helping consumers find accurate information with ease.
Clin-Alerts (CLA) provides comprehensive summaries of adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and market withdrawals from over 100 key medical and research journals from around the world. Clin-Alerts primary focus is drug-drug interactions, but it also features food-drug interactions, medication errors and dietary supplements. It also features First Report notice of the first documented report of an adverse clinical event.
Micromedex provides referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine. Also access IBM CareNotes which includes patient education handouts, conditions, and diagnoses.
Natural Standard (now part of Natural Medicines) was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Natural Standard provides Evidence-based, Peer-reviewed, Consensus-driven, Decision-support Tools for providers, insurers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.
PubMed provides access to bibliographic information that includes MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, as well as: out-of-scope citations (e.g., articles on plate tectonics or astrophysics) from certain MEDLINE journals, primarily general science and chemistry journals, for which the life sciences articles are indexed for MEDLINE.
SciFinder-n is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!
Material on unpublished information-gathering tools for clinicians in medical and nursing areas as well as psychology, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech & hearing therapy.
A consumer health resource providing thousands of full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, and multimedia on a full range of health related issues from current disease and disorder information, alternative medicine, and more.
Multi-source database provides access to full text and images of many respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
LactMed, a free online database with information on drugs and lactation, is one of the newest additions to the National Library of Medicine's TOXNET system, a Web-based collection of resources covering toxicology, chemical safety, and environmental health.
LiverTox provides up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues, the latest treatments, information on drugs or supplements, medical videos, and illustrations.
This collection covers all aspects of the nursing profession from direct patient care to health care administration and brings together information found in more than 1,000 journals, with a strong emphasis on full text titles cited in CINAHL.