Q. I want to do a databaase search and my results only be "structured abstracts"

A structured abstract is an abstract with distinct, labeled sections (e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion) for rapid comprehension.

Pubmed@Marian allows you to only search results that have a structured abstract.

In the Pubmed search box, type: hasstructuredabstract (exactly as written NO spaces) and then combine with your search terms.

For example if you were interested in Acupuncture and only wanted to see results with a structured abstract you would type:

Acupuncture hasstructuredabstract

If you wanted to see the structured abstracts in the display change the link Sorted By to "abstract"

You can also find structured abstract in the CINAHL database. You have to use a database filter called Publication Type: Research.

I cover both examples in the following video.




  • Last Updated Mar 25, 2021
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  • Answered By Chris Bishop

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