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Hi Julia and all,

Thank you to those who responded.  They key is looking in the "Search Details" box down on the right hand side.  This will make it clear exactly what is being searched.  Limiting to humans defaults to Humans [MeSH terms] (which is just the one term anyway).  Selecting "Other Animals" as a limit  defaults to "animals"[MeSH Terms:noexp], so my "humans case," they would pull up the same results whether I limited or used the MeSH.  

You all are the best.  Thank you!

-Nancy

Nancy Aldrich, MLIS | Library Manager | Florida Hospital Medical Library 
601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803| Phone: 407.303.1860 | Fax: 407.303.1786 | [log in to unmask]





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From: Julia Stuart [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 3:55 PM
To: Aldrich, Nancy; [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: PubMed Searching Question.

i am interested to know, also. I had found very wide discrpencies with searching Ovid and the same search on PubMed and found out that Ovid gets the information LATER, that's why the difference. HMMMM>

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Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 3:15 PM
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Subject: PubMed Searching Question.

I was asked this question by a researcher and I want to get the correct answer for her.  In PubMed, what is the difference between searching with Humans as a MeSH, as opposed to limiting to humans?

As a test, I ran diabetes (keyword) then limited to Humans and got 330,269 results.  Then ran diabetes (keyword) and combined it with Humans[Mesh] and got the same number.   Is there any (general) situation where this might not be the case?

Thank you for your help!

Sincerely,
 -Nancy

Nancy Aldrich, MLIS | Library Manager | Florida Hospital Medical Library
601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803| Phone: 407.303.1860 | Fax: 407.303.1786 | [log in to unmask]




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