Since 1993, the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library (in conjunction with the Office of Professional Staff Affairs) has compiled and maintained a bibliographic database of publications authored by Staff and employees of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
What's in the database? How frequently is it updated?
- Citations to published articles, editorials, letters to the editor, book chapters, and books written
by any authors affiliated with CCF.
- Does not include "in press" or "submitted" publications;
- Does not include book reviews, meeting abstracts, presentations, poster sessions, or
- Does not include full text.
- Information is added to the master database daily, and posted to the Web
Where do the citations come from?
- Most prominently MEDLINE, but also EMBASE, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycInfo,
and other databases;
- Books in the library collection, or identified through publishers, vendors, or other databases.
(Books in the CCF Library with contributions from CCF authors have a CCF logo label on the spine.)
- Information from authors, verified by Library staff.
When would this database be helpful?
- To find CCF citations published by a particular author, or by a particular department;
- To find CCF citations published in a particular journal.
When should I look somewhere else?
- To find CCF articles published on a particular topic. This database is not indexed by subject, and
doesn't readily support "keyword" searching. (Talk with Library staff, and/or use MEDLINE etc. for
- To find articles that have cited particular publications in their bibliographies. (Talk with Library
staff, and/or use Web of Science for citation searching.)
How can I search the database?
Basic "lookup" searching: Click "Search" in the top left
menu bar of the screen,
and select one of the
following options from the drop-down menu:
Advanced search tips: Click "Search" in the top left menu bar, and select "Advanced".
- Author: Formatted as lastname,(comma no space) first initial.(period) and second
initial. (period). Example: Brown,M.S. Browse or jump to the author's last name in an alphabetic list.
You can select only one author at a time.
- Descriptors (department name): Data in this field is the CCF department(s) of the
authors. When data is first entered, the department name is abbreviated until the final report of the
year has been compiled. Browse or jump to the department name in an alphabetic list. You can select only
one department at a time.
- CAUTION: CCF department names change! When department names change, the new name is added
to the descriptor list, and assigned to articles published in the year of the name change. If a
department's name has changed over the years, you must search for each version individually to get a
complete list of publications.
- Periodical title: Formatted as the complete journal name, spelled out in its
entirety. Many also have the National Library of Medicine's abbreviated title. Browse or jump to the
periodical title in an alphabetic list. You can select only one periodical at a time.
- Author tips:
- Author searches in general: enter only the last name to automatically
pick up first and second initials.
- "All author" field: picks up an author name in any author field, including book editors.
- "Authors, Primary" field: use this field to search for the author of a journal article, book chapter,
- Descriptor (Department) tips:
- You must know the complete department name, since the software doesn't
- If you want to search for departments in the "Advanced" mode, first get the accurate department
name(s) using the "Lookup by Descriptors" feature.
- Periodical tips:
- "All periodicals" searches the character string anywhere in the full journal title and the
abbreviated journal title fields.
- Other tips:
- Use the "Advanced" mode to search the database by year.
- Choose "Publication Year"; you can select multiple years by pressing the <ctrl> key
while checking the boxes in front of the desired years.
- Use the "Advanced" mode to use AND, OR, and NOT features.
What outputs are available?
- Print the results;
- Save the results to a file;
- If you have already registered for RefWorks, or are using Reference Manager or EndNote, you can
export your results into those programs.
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November 5, 2012
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