A database is an organized collection of structured information, or data, typically stored electronically in a computer system. from Oracle The structured information in these databases contains information about articles, books, etc.
Each of these databases contain or have links to many full text articles. If a specific database doesn't cover your topic, try a multidisciplinary one. Multidisciplinary databases can be used to broadly explore topics too.
Contain information of interest to many disciplines.
The point of search for an articles is being able to read the ones that you want. Often, Google Scholar searches publisher websites that ask for money to view an article.
University Libraries might have an article, but not at the publisher website. Setting up library links with Google Scholar will display links to University Libraries.
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Contain biological and bioengineering topics.
Learn to use Bioengineering Metafinder to find information and download full-text articles.
Welcome to the library tutorial on using the Bioengineering Metafinder. After viewing this video, you'll be able to create a search string in the Bioengineering Metafinder and locate the full text article.
The Bioengineering Metafinder searches multiple databases. You can select which databases you search. We will search all of them in this video. At the time of this video, The databases that the Bioengineering Metafinder searches are Compendex, the IEEE/IET Electronic Library, INSPEC, Medline, PubMed, Science Citation Index Expanded, which is basically Web of Science, ScienceDirect, SPIE Digital Library, and SpringerLink.
Not everything will be full text through this database, but you can use interlibrary loan if it isn't. More information on interlibrary loan can be found on the Mason Library's website.
We will do a basic full record search in this video. It will search whatever fields are available for an item. Nearly all items will have a title, author, and abstract at least. Many will have subject terms too.
Let's say I'm interested in learning more about neural networks created by storing memories. I'm going to go to the text box that says full record, then I'm going to type in memory neural network? I'm going to put a question mark because it will come up with network and also networks. Then, I'm also going to put in brain. I select the search button.
Since it's a live search, it takes a little longer. Most likely when you're reviewing results that you have got, you'll get an additional results pop up window and you can either add the results or you can ignore them.
Also, it has filters that you can use to narrow the results. I'm going to select the date range picker and there's a slider that you can use to limit the data, the results. Now, since I moved the slider, it has to be from 2012 or more recent to be in this list. There's a topic filter that you can choose.
You can also use a visual filter. This arranges sets the topics in a visual manner. You can select the highest level topic. I'm going to choose working memory. It's done as a hierarchy, so it'll drill down to the secondary topics. I'm going to select working memory capacity. You can continue to drill down to a third, but I'm going to go ahead and leave it right here.
Let's go back to the search that we had before we did the topic search. This is searching different databases. You might need to select several links and you'll be taken to multiple websites to get the full text article. There are other times you'll be led directly to the article just by selecting a link from the Bioengineering Metafinder finder. You want to try the link with the title of the article first.
I'm going to try the article, Brain decoding for functional MRI using long short-term memory recurrent neural networks. On this result screen, we see that it comes from the database, Compendex. I'm going to select the link with the title, and it does lead to the Compendex database, which we have in Engineering Village. It says a publisher is arXiv, which is arXiv. In Compendex or Engineering Village, I'm going to select the full text button and it takes me to arXiv. To get this pre-print article, I select the PDF only link in arXiv and then I finally get the PDF.
I switch back to the Bioengineering Metafinder and this time I'm going to select Interpretable, highly accurate brain decoding of subtly distinct brain states from functional MRI using intrinsic functional networks and long short-term memory recurrent neural networks. This is from ScienceDirect. On the result screen, there's also a PDF icon, so this should lead directly to the PDF. When I select the title, it does lead me to ScienceDirect, where the view PDF button is on the ScienceDirect webpage. Now, I'm able to get the article. There are many other combinations that you might encounter when getting the full text article.
Thank you for watching this tutorial. If you have other questions, please refer to our ever expanding How do I webpage or use the Ask a Librarian service.
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Learn to set up your searches, find the details of what was actually searched and save the search history. NOTE: This is an interactive video and you will be prompted to respond to questions, search terms or click links, etc.
Go to the interactive video, PubMed: Using the Advanced Search Builder, the NIH website.
Created by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on January 9, 2023.
Learn to search using Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms. NOTE: This is an interactive video and you will be prompted to respond to questions, search terms or click links, etc.
Go to the interactive video, PubMed Subject Search: How it Works, on the NIH website
Created by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on November 30, 2020.
Learn to set up, run and refine a search in Medline. The audio is a music track only. Select the speaker icon on the lower left of the screen to mute the music.
Note: Select 720p from settings button if possible.
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If your browser is compatible, try the video, Searching EBSCO Medline: Running Advanced Search, on YouTube.
NOTE: Many more journals in Bioengineering can be found using the library databases, the library Journal Finder and the catalog.
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