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DMSO315: Obstetrical Sonography: Finding Articles

This course guide has been created in support of the OB research project/presentation for DMSO315.

Finding Articles

Sonography journals and other relevant medical journals are indexed in several databases. The following table shows the differences between journal coverage in PubMed and CINAHL Complete. Note: The table doesn't include all sonography journals -- just a few to illustrate the differences.

Journal Title PubMed CINAHL Complete
Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Not indexed 1995 - present
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound 1973 - present 2012 - present
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 1995 - present 2008 - present
Sonography (published by Wiley; started in 2014;  Australasian Sonographers Association) Not indexed 2017 - present


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Search Tips

1. Make a list of keywords related to your topic. Are there broader or narrower terms?  Are there synonyms?

2. Create a search strategy using the Boolean operators, AND; OR. For example, uterine fibroids AND infertility AND (ultrasonography OR ultrasound)   

3. Remember to use the appropriate limits (e.g. peer-reviewed, date range, English language, study type, etc.) in the databases. The limits may be somewhat different, depending on what database(s) you search.

PubMed & CINAHL Complete