Database Search Services
Why Opt for a Search by a Librarian?
- Take advantage of the searching expertise of the library staff
- Enhance your access to current information from journals
- Expand your access to databases beyond JEFFLINE
- Order a cost-subsidized search on a supported database including:
Biological Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Science Citation Index or
Social Science Citation Index
The Library offers a modestly-priced searching service to all Jefferson
faculty, staff, and students; alumni; and qualified affiliate members. Database search services are not available
to the general public.
For more information, call the Service Desk at 215-503-6994. You
may order your search online.
Information Needed for an Effective Search
When you request a search a librarian will interview you briefly about
your topic. The information requested is considered confidential and is
sought only to clarify what kind of material is being sought. Topics the
librarian may address include:
- purpose of search (research, publication, education, patient
- keywords, synonyms, phrases, etc.
- language restrictions
- gender restrictions
- relevant authors, articles or journals
- article preference (few very relevant, reviews only, comprehensive)
- years to be searched
- age group restrictions
- animal or human subjects
- number of citations expected