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 difference.
|Journal Title||PubMed||CINAHL Complete|
|Vascular & Endovascular Surgery||2002 - present||2004 - present|
|Journal of Vascular Surgery||1984 - present||Not indexed|
|Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography||Not indexed||1995 - present|
|Journal for Vascular Ultrasound||Not indexed||2003 - present|
|Vascular Disease Management (indexed by Scopus)||Not indexed||Not indexed|
|Sonography (published by Wiley; started in 2014; Australasian Sonographers Association)||Not indexed||Not indexed|
1. Make a list of keywords related to your topic. Are there broader or narrower terms?
2. Create a search strategy using the Boolean operators, AND; OR. For example, venous thrombosis OR DVT OR deep vein thrombosis
3. To search for case reports in Fusion, this strategy works well: "case study" OR "case studies" OR "case report" OR "case reports". In PubMed, you can easily limit a search to "Case Report".
4. 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.