Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017     Views: 15

Depending on the database that is used, here are the instructions for saving the search history.

  • In PubMed, after you have run your search, look in the sidebar on the right. One of the options listed there is "Search Details" (you will have to scroll down to see this option). Click on "See More." The box labeled "Query Translation" shows how the PubMed computer interpreted your search. Near the bottom you will see "User Query." That will show your search strategy. Copy and paste this information into a document to submit to your professor.
  • In CINAHL, click on "Search History." This link is located under the boxes where search terms are entered. This option will give you a list of all the searches you have done on your topic. Again, copy and paste your search strategy into your assignment.
  • In ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, click on the far-left icon in the upper-right corner. This icon is a counterclockwise circle with a clock face. If you hover over the icon a text box will appear that read "Recent Searchs." You can copy and paste this information.

Be aware that for any database your search history is permanently deleted once you exit the web browser. However, there are options to create accounts in the major database platforms provided by the UW Libraries. These accounts allow you to save search histories and results in a cloud-based account. This FAQ provides information on setting up an account in these databases.

 

Related FAQs

    Contact Us

    Email us

    Send a message to coeref@uwyo.edu

    Schedule an appointment with us

    Set up an appointment with a subject librarian

    Text us 

    Text us at (307) 460-4336

    Live chat 

    Click on the chat icon located on the grey bar on the main library webpage

    Mail us 

    University of Wyoming Libraries
    Department 3334,
    1000 E. University Ave.
    Laramie, WY 82071

    Phone us 

    Coe Library Research Help 307-766-2070 or 1-800-442-6757

    Circulation Help Desk

    307-766-3190

    Media Collection

    307-766-5531

    American Heritage Center 307-766-3756
    Geology Library 307-766-3374
    Special Collections 307-766-6245
    Learning Resource Center 307-766-2527
    Library Annex 307-766-6539
    Law Library 307-766-5737
    Reference services are available in all UW libraries.