Answered By: Michael Pujals
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014     Views: 13

In Iceberg you can limit the number of answers you are seeing by eliminating some of the databases from your search:

  1. once you've done your search look at the bottom of the left-side menu and click on "Limit by Database" and then click on "Show More."  You should see the full list of databases that Iceberg is pulling results from.
  2. Check off the boxes for the databases that you want to keep in your search (stick with the multidisciplinary, science, and medical related databases)
  3. click on the "Update" button.
  4. your search should show fewer results now.

You can also move out of Iceberg and search in individual databases.  Suggestions would be:

  • CINAHL
  • ProQuest Nursing Journals
  • Rehabilitation Reference Center
  • ScienceDirect
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Wiley Online Library
  • Omnifile Full-text

Also you can click on an article title in Iceberg and look at the subject headings and abstracts of good articles to get a better handle on words that you can use to improve your search.

This is just a start.  You might consider coming by the reference desk for help too.  We can help you more on this in-person.

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