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My ICL / Search TipsRegister an account in My ICL and save your search histories (My Searches) and your collections of retrieved records (My Collections).
* Save ICL records: Select citations from Search Results or from Hold Citations; click Send to My Collections.Search Tip # 1: Search Boxes
* Save search histories: In the Search History tab, select search statements; click Send to My Searches.
* Set up e-mailed alerts: When you save a search you are prompted to set up alerts that match your searches; you can even choose the day and frequency of e-mailed alerts.
From the pull-down menus beside the search boxes, type words or phrases in the default All Fields, or limit your search to specific fields.
Search Tip # 2: Boolean Operators
Select AND, OR, or NOT from the pull-down menus to combine terms typed in the search boxes.
Search Tip # 3: Phrases in Quotation Marks
Use quotation marks to retrieve phrases in any field. Examples: "low back pain", "future of chiropractic"
Search Tip # 4: Searching by Author
Click on a specific name in the Online Author Index to place it in a search box, or enter author last name in the pull-down Author field.
Search Tip # 5: Searching by Subject
Click on terms in the Online Subject Index to place them in the search boxes, or enter a subject word or phrase ("in quotation marks") in the pull-down Subject Keyword field. A word or phrase entered in the Subject Keyword field retrieves all Subject Headings containing that word or phrase.
You may also search for subject headings and their definitions in ICL's thesaurus, Chiropractic Subject Headings (ChiroSH).
Search Tip # 6: Wildcards
Use an asterisk (wildcard) to retrieve all forms of a word (also called truncation). Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
Search Tip # 7: Using and Saving Search Histories
ICL automatically creates a search history. Click the Search History tab, check relevant search statements, then combine them using AND, OR, or NOT from the pull-down menu. To save your search history, click on the Search History tab, select the search statements, and click Send to My Searches.
Search Tip # 8: Limiters
Limit searches by journal, year of publication, peer review or publication type. Limit before searching.
Note: Non peer reviewed citations include book reviews, letters, and most editorials.
Search Tip # 9: Holding Citations and Saving Collections
To collect citations during a search session, check the ones you want to keep from your search results, then click Hold Citations. Click the tab Held Citations to view your collection. You may then Display Abstracts, List, Print, Download or E-mail all or part of your collection. You may also send your collection to My Collections in My ICL and save your collections permanently.
Search Tip # 10: Web Links and Abstracts
Links to journal articles (sometimes full text) or PubMed records are provided where available. ICL includes abstracts where available, with the permission of the journal publishers.
Please report any broken links to the ICL Editors.
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