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Search Tools - Suggested Answer for Exercise 1

This is a suggested answer. Your approach, as well as the number of results retrieved, may vary.

Use the MeSH Database to build a strategy that will find citations to references discussing the economics of community-acquired pneumonia.

  • Step 1: Type pneumonia in the MeSH Database search box and click Search.

  • Step 2: Click on the Pneumonia term link to see the Full display for this term.

  • Step 3: Click in the check box next to the economics subheading. Click Add to search builder.

  • Step 4: Type in the next concept/term for your strategy, community-acquired, to search the MeSH Database to see if this concept is a MeSH heading.

  • Step 5: Read the scope note or definition for the term, Community-Acquired Infections. Because it seems appropriate for this search, click the term link to see the Full display for this term.

  • Step 6: Click in the check box next to the economics subheading to select that subheading. Select Add to search builder.

  • Step 7: Now you see the complete strategy you built within PubMed's MeSH Database. Click the Search PubMed button below the PubMed search builder to send the strategy to PubMed.

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