The CMCH Database of Research (DoR) is a database of citations on children, media and health and it's freely available online. You can read the abstracts and in the process of adding new citations to the database, we try to find free full-text version of the article and make it available within the citation record.
Now let's try out a real search and see what we can find!
I’ve decided that I want to do a search about advertisements and television:
- I enter the word advertisements into a search box and enter television into another search box.
- I change the Boolean operator to AND, so that I am doing a search for advertisement AND television.
- I leave the drop-down menu on All Fields.
- I limit my search to to Experimental Studies.
To find free full-text:
- In your search results, click to view the individual citation record
- Look at the bottom of the screen
- If "Full Text Available" is highlighted, the full-text is available for your to read!
Here is a sample of the search results that include Full Text Available:
- Advertising influences on young children’s food choices and parental influence
- Television watching increases motivated responding for food and energy intake in children
- Violence and sex in television programs do not sell products in advertisements
- Effect of television advertisements for foods on food consumption in children
- The effect of "thin ideal" television commercials on body dissatisfaction and schema activation during early adolescence