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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: Subject Searching

A guide provided by EBSCO database that provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals on medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Subject Searching Basics

Searching by subject helps you find the most relevant resources on your topic.

To begin a subject search:

  • From Health Source homepage, select SUBJECTS in the blue bar across the top of the screen.
  • Type in search box the subject: type 2 diabetes
  • Click Browse.
  • The subject thesaurus will tell you to use the term "NON-insulin-dependent diabetes" to search for items referring to Type 2 diabetes. By using the subject "NON-insulin-dependent diabetes" you ensure the search will cover any variation of the term, such as adult onset diabetes, etc.

Clicking on the term NON-insulin-dependent diabetes will bring you to a screen that describes what the term means, a list of broader and narrower terms, and a list of words that fall under that subject.

  • Check the box in front of the term NON-insulin-dependent diabetes and click ADD. This will add the term to the search box as a subject term.