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NSUOCO Residency Program Basic Search Exercises 2017

1. Clinical Key. Search all content types for background information and images on “traumatic brain injury”.

From the Optometry page, click on Clinical Key.

Register and then Login with your user id and password.

Enter “traumatic” in the search box and follow system prompts to select the subject heading, “traumatic brain injury”.

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 summary in First Consult, full text book chapters, and journal articles.

To narrow down the search results to focus on visual aspects of traumatic brain injury, add “visual” to the terms in the search field and press the search icon.

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

Under Source Type (left sidebar), click in the box beside “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 eJournals 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”.

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 American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, JAMA Ophthalmology, and Optometry and Vision Science.

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.


2. 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 Ophthalmology and Optometry and Vision Science 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.

From the Optometry web page, under “Health Sciences Journals by collection”, click on “NSU Journals@Ovid. Enter the journal title, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and press the search icon.

Click on the link to the journal title, and locate the year, volume, issue, and page number of the article you found in Clinical Key.


3. Scroll the citations until you see this article. How would you obtain the full text?

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Note: Review the instructions for downloading “Deposit Account Articles” located on the NSUOCO class page in the section on Ovid MEDLINE Pay-per-View (PPV) Deposit Account.

Return to the Optometry web page.


4. Science Direct. Search for a full text journal articles on “traumatic brain injury”. Limit to the years 2015 to present.

From the Optometry web page, click on Science Direct.

Click on “Advanced Search”.

Enter “traumatic brain injury” in the search box.

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.

Go back to the Science Direct Advanced Search Page. Search for full text book chapters on “traumatic brain injury”.

Enter “traumatic brain injury” in the search box.

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

Choose “years” 2010-present.

Scan the retrieval. You will find many book titles not included in Clinical Key. There are more books in neurology and the neurosciences in Science Direct than are included in Clinical Key.

Return to the Optometry web page.


5. 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, e.g., Optometry and Visual Performance, Vision Development and Rehabilitation. Full text of these and other behavioral optometry journals can be found using the “Optometry eJournals A-Z by Title” page. Select relevant articles and print the list.

Return to the Optometry web page.






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Last update: June 26, 2017