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OPT 6111 Basic Search Exercises 2017

Clinical Key. Search all content types for background information and images on “diabetic retinopathy”.

From the Optometry page, click on Clinical Key.

Register and then Login with your user id and password.

Enter “diabetic retin” in the search box and follow system prompts to select the subject heading, “diabetic retinopathy”.

You will find background information from a variety of resources, such as, a Disease Overview from the 2017 Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (right sidebar). The main results section in the center of the page displays an evidence based summary in First Consult, full text book chapters, and journal articles.

Move your cursor over the titles of citations in the main results section to display the icons to save, email, or print.

Under Source Type (left sidebar), click on the down arrow and select “Images”.

Click on an image you want to use for a presentation.

Click on the “add to presentation” icon.

Select or create a new presentation and save the image to it.

Pull down the menu under your login name and click on “presentations”.

Click on the saved image and click on “Export”.

The image will be saved to PowerPoint along with the copyright information. Watch the Clinical Key video on the Optometry A-Z page to review the above steps anytime.

Close the PowerPoint presentation. Click on the Search icon to refresh your original search results:
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Under Source Type, click the box next to “Journal Articles” and the button beside “Full text and MEDLINE”.

Scroll the citations and click on the download PDF icon to display full text that is available in Clinical Key.

Check the boxes beside interesting citations that are not available in full text in Clinical Key, e.g., articles from JAMA or JAMA Ophthalmology. Scroll to the top of the main results section. The number of citations you have checked appears beside the icons to save, email, or print. Click the icon to print citations you have marked:
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Save the printout and use it to locate full text in other resources.

Logout of Clinical Key and return to the Optometry web page.


Locate the full text of the articles you selected in Clinical Key that were not available in full text.

From the Optometry Web Page, look for the green box and “Click here to go to the Optometry eJournals A-Z by Title” page.

Click on the JAMA and JAMA Ophthalmology journal titles to locate the year, volume, issue, and page numbers of the two articles from your Clinical Key search.

Return to the Optometry web page.


Find the full text of this article:

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Visionet. Search for articles that discuss “vision therapy”.

From the Optometry web page, click on “Visionet”.

Enter “vision therapy” and press Submit.

The list of citations will not include abstracts or full text.

Journals that do not appear in Clinical Key or in MEDLINE will be included.

Select relevant articles and print the list.

Return to the Optometry web page.

Follow the steps to locate full text of the articles you selected in Visionet using the “Optometry eJournals A-Z by Title” page.


Science Direct. Search for a full text article on the use of “hydrogel contact lenses for controlled drug delivery”.

From the Optometry web page, click on Science Direct.

Click on “Advanced Search”.

Enter “hydrogel contact lenses” in the first search box and “drug delivery” in the second.

Refine your search. Check “journals”, “subscribed publications”, and “open access articles”.

Choose “years” 2015-present.

Scan the retrieval. You will notice many journal titles in pharmaceutics and biomedicine. All are in full text. Science Direct does not include MEDLINE but is useful to find articles published in Elsevier scientific and technical journals. It also contains issues of the journals included in Clinical Key that were published before 2007.

Return to the Optometry web page.


Find the full text of this article:

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