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Exercise 1 - Suggested Answer

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Find citations to articles about the ethics of liver transplantation. Check Details to see how the terms are mapped. Filter to review articles. Select a few items and add them to the Clipboard. Go to the Clipboard and view the selected items in Abstract format to see the assigned MeSH terms.

This is a suggested answer. Your approach, as well as the number of results retrieved, may vary. New citations are added regularly to PubMed.

  • Step 1: Enter your terms (ethics liver transplantation) in the PubMed search box and click Search. PubMed retrieves the items and displays them in Summary display format, 20 per page.

  • Step 2: Look at the Search Details to see how PubMed translated the search: ("ethics"[Subheading] OR "ethics"[All Fields] OR "ethics"[MeSH Terms]) AND ("liver transplantation"[MeSH Terms] OR ("liver"[All Fields] AND "transplantation"[All Fields]) OR "liver transplantation"[All Fields])

  • Step 3: Click the number under Result to return to the search results. Select the Review filter to see only review articles.

  • Step 4: Scan the items and select a few (by clicking the check box) that are interesting to you. Send these items to the Clipboard by selecting Clipboard from the Send to menu.

  • Step 5: Click on the number of items link for the Clipboard to view the Clipboard items.

  • Step 6: Use Display Settings to select the Abstract display format.

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