3. Field Searches

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A bibliographical reference has the following “fields” or elements:
  • Author
  • Title of the article
  • Journal name
  • Volume number
  • Issue number
  • Page number

You can search for references by:

  • Searching for a word or phrase in the title of the article. Example:
    • Meningitis[title] 
    • Diabetes mellitus[title]
    • Pedunculated uterine leiomyoma[title]
    •  Late onset epilepsy[title]
      (Click the last to see results)
      Since the word or phrase appears in the title, it is reasonably obvious that the references will be about the term/s you are searching.
  • Searching for articles written by an author. Example: If you search for
  • Searching for articles in a specific journal. Example:  If you search for
    • BMJ [Jour] - you will get all references in the BMJ, available in Pubmed
    • Indian Journal of Medical Ethics[jour] - you will get all references in the IJME, available in Pubmed.
      Note - you will not retrieve articles from the older title - Issues in medical ethics