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CAB Abstracts, Medline & Zoological Record

Searching CAB Abstracts, Medline & Zoological RecordCab AbstractsAgriculture, Animal and crop husbandry Animal and plant breeding Veterinary medicine

MedlineHuman medicine and health care

Zoological RecordExtensive zoological research information

How to construct a searchPlan your search strategy before you start your search

Keep your search simple.

Remember your Boolean operators (and, or, not).

Boolean operators are not case sensitive

Truncation can be used to indicate variants of a word e.g. enzym* matches: enzyme, enzymes, enzymatic, enzymic

Two (or more) terms that are always used together, in the same order, can be used as a term. (e.g. babesia canis and treatment)

Boolean operatorsANDUse AND to retrieve records containing both search terms: all terms must be included in the record.Use AND to narrow your search and retrieve fewer records. Example: elephants AND lions retrieve records containing both the keywords.ORUse OR to retrieve records containing either or both search terms.Use OR to broaden your search and retrieve a greater number of records.Use OR for synonyms or spelling variations. Remember always to put your terms in brackets when using "or" e.g. (dog or dogs or canine)Example 1: milk OR dairy retrieves records containing either milk or dairy, or both the keywords.Example 2: behavior OR behaviour (American/ English spelling)NOTUse NOT to exclude certain items from your search.Caution: It is easy to exclude relevant terms; use the NOT operator with care! Example 1: dog not tick (will retrieve all articles containing the word dog, but will exclude all articles containing the word tick)

From the Jotello F Soga Librarys homepage (http://www.library.up.ac.za/vet) click on Veterinary Databases

Scroll down and select CAB Abstracts

Supply your student/personnel number and PIN

Starting page of CAB Abstracts. Click on Establish a new session

The search can be done across All Databases or by using the dropdown arrow individual databases can be selected9

Type your search terms in the displayed window/s remember about Boolean search operatorsSelect a field to search. More search windows may be added Customise the publication years

The results of your search

Repeat a search with a second search term

The results of the second searchTo combine the searches click on Search History

Select the sets you wish to combine and choose and / orCombining SetsThe search sets are listed in the Search History table in reverse numerical order - the most recently created set is at the top of the table.To combine two or more sets:Click theANDorORoption under the Combine Sets column.Select the check box under the Combine Sets column of each set that you want to combine.Click theCombinebutton.Click the link in the Results column to view the results of your search.

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The results of the combining process. Click on the number of results to view the complete list

The results of the combined sets are now displayed

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and change the number of results / page

To view the full record click on the title of the article18

The full recordFull text accessArticle titleAuthorsJournal informationAbstract

Author informationLanguage of the articleThe full record (cont.)

Try the various full text options

The Full text article

Results can be refined with the help of Research Areas, Document types, Publication years, Source titles, Authors, etc.

Selected results can be e-mailed and /or printed.Selecting Records and Data1. Select the record(s) to include in the output:Selected records on page- Select the check box of each record.All records on page- Select a value in the Show 10, 25, or 50 per page list.Records -Select a range of records.2. Select the data to include in each record:Bibliographic Fields:Includes author, title, and source information.Bibliographic plus Abstract:Includes bibliographic fields and author abstract.Full Record:Includes all the data on the Full Record page.

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Decide on the output formatSelecting Records and Data1. Select the record(s) to include in the output:Selected records on page- Select the check box of each record.All records on page- Select a value in the Show 10, 25, or 50 per page list.Records -Select a range of records.2. Select the data to include in each record:Bibliographic Fields:Includes author, title, and source information.Bibliographic plus Abstract:Includes bibliographic fields and author abstract.Full Record:Includes all the data on the Full Record page.

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Click Print to print the selected resultsPrintSelect the record(s) to include in the output.Select the data to include in each record from the Output Records section (step 2) that appears at the bottom of the page.Click thePrintericon to print the selected record(s).From theWeb of Knowledge page, clickPrint this Page.26

Complete this page to send results by e-mailE-MailSelect the record(s) to include in the output.Select the data to include in each record from the Output Records section (step 2) that appears at the bottom of the page.Click theE-Mailicon to e-mail the selected records.In theE-mail records tofield, enter the e-mail address of the person to whom you want to deliver the record(s). Use a semicolon(;) and a space to separate multiple addresses.In theReturn e-mail(optional)field, enter a valid e-mail address. This address will appear in theFrombox in the recipient's e-mail.In theNotes (optional)field, enter a note to add to the top of the e-mail message (up to 250 characters).Select anE-mail style: Plain Text or HTML. Records in both formats include two-character field tags.ClickSend E-mailto deliver the records to the specified e-mail address(s).Did You Know ...For Citation Reports, selectHTMLorComma Delimited (CSV).

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Selected results can be exported to Refworks/ Endnote

Decide on the output format

Login to Refworks to export your results into your Refworks folders

Select View last imported folder to view the references and add it to a folder

The exported references

Not sure about the author or journal title?Click on Select from index

Use this screen to find the Author

Scroll though the list until you reach the Authors name

Click on Add next to the Authors nameand then on OK

The Author will be added to the Author field

Follow the same steps to find Publication names (Journal/book titles)

Looking for more search terms ?Select the Descriptors field and click on Select from ThesaurusClick on Select a Database and select CABI. Make sure that you see CABI:.

The Find or Browse function may be used

To find more terms type a keyword and click on FindClick on Add to transfer the keyword to your search page or click on T to see more detail

To use the Browse function click on Applied Science and Technology

Depending on your topic expand some of the sub-topics. If there is a + you can continue expanding for more specific terms.To add a term click on Add

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