Sunday, February 2, 2014

Basic vs. Advanced Search in Access Medicine

What's the difference between Basic and Advanced Search in Access Medicine and when should you choose one or the other? As with any database, it depends on what you are looking for.

If you want to get a quick overview of everything available on a topic in Access Medicine, use Basic Search. The results page sidebar will sort results into categories--Textbooks, Diagnosaurus, Quick Dx and Rx, Updates, Diagnostic tests, Guidelines, Videos, Images, Cases, Patient Ed--with an indication of the number of results in each category. You can then select the section that interests you and browse. If there are a large number of results, a Narrow by Topic tool is provided at the top of each results list.

If you are looking for something specific and want to avoid a lot of browsing, Advanced Search is for you. Advanced Search lets you pre-select limits. If you only want an image, choose that options. If you're looking for a video, choose Multimedia. If you're looking for something in a particular book, choose the book. You'll only see results pulled from whatever category you selected.

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