Library Express Help: Medical and Health Care

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[edit] About the Medical & Health Care Search Form

The Medical & Health Care search form is located in the Subject Areas section of LexisNexis Library Express. On this search form, you can accomplish tasks such as:

  • Search medical journals
  • Find medical topics in the news
  • Find health care articles in Law Reviews

[edit] Search For

The "Search For" section allows you to input your own key terms. In these search boxes, you can put words or phrases that convey a particular topic, like "diabetes." This is useful when you need to browse several articles on one topic. The Search For section also makes it easy to find articles that include more than one topic. For example you can type "diabetes" in one box, then select "AND" from the drop-down box, and type "heart disease" in another box. Use the other choices in the drop-down box like "OR", and "NOT" to narrow your results.

[edit] Specify Date

One of the most efficient ways to narrow your results set is by specifying the date. If you're researching a current event, try narrowing the date to the last 6 months. If you're researching a past event, use the "Is Between..." option to set the dates yourself. Choosing a time period to search through will change your results drastically. You will be much more likely to find relevant results.

[edit] Search Source

On the Medical & Health Care search form, simply click the check boxes of those sources you'd like to search.

Your other option is to use the "Edit in Power Search" link to navigate to the Power Search form. From there, you can add Boolean operators to your search or search within particular document sections.

Also, use the "Browse Sources" or "Find Sources" links to navigate to the Source Directory. From there, you can choose multiple specific sources to search within. For more instructions on the Source Directory, click here.

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