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Nursing: Joanna Briggs Institute: Searching the Joanna Briggs Institute

Information on accessing and searching the Joanna Briggs Institute Database.

Searching the Joanna Briggs Institute

If you encounter any issues logging in from the link below, please login from the Databases Alphabetically link on the library's home page

Advanced & Multi-Field Search

The default search is to the advanced search screen, which contains a single search box.  For more detailed searches, use the multi-field search, which will allow for searching several terms in multiple search boxes:

advanced and multi field search

In the Multi-Field search, one can designate where a specific term appears in the document by selecting an option in the All Fields drop down menu.  Available options include:  All Fields, Author, Date Created, Heading Word, MeSH Subject Headings, Publication Type, Subject Area Node, Title, and Year of Publication. 

multi field options

To be able to search by publication type, publication year, and search node in the Multi-Field search, select the Limits option.

Search Nodes

One search feature allows users to search by search node, or subject specialty.  The available search nodes are:

Aged Care, Burns Care, Cancer Care, Chronic Disease, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency and Trauma, General Medicine, Health Management and Assessment, Infection Control, Mental Health, Midwifery Care, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation, Surgical Services, Tropical and Infectious Disease and Wound Healing and Management.

Searching by this feature is optional.  To search within a node, select the option in the subject area nodes menu:

subject search nodes