Finding Journal Articles
It is usually best to choose ADVANCED SEARCH below the search box on the opening screen. This will bring up a new screen with boxes you can fill in.
You can choose the dates you wish to search. If your search covers any childhood or maternity issues, select both Internurse and Intermid databases (Intermid contains two midwifery journals).
To find out more about planning a search, creating search strategies and using different search techniques, explore our search techniques guide.
If your search results are disappointing, try to think of different ways of expressing your topic, for example:
- For prevention try management or avoidance. You could also try searching for particular preventative measures for example exercise or nutrition.
- For "childhood obesity"trychildren and "weight gain".
- Add the wildcard symbol * to the root of a word to find all words beginning with the letters in front of it (e.g. prevent* would find prevent, prevents, preventing, prevented, prevention and preventative at the same time).
Click on the title of an article to view the summary and see what subject terms have been used to describe that article. You can then search on those terms.