Searching systematically

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Suggested online resources

Searching Systematically Workshop resources
Replicating searches in Health Science databases
Introduction to the Ovid platform using PsycInfo
Introduction to the EBSCO platform using CINAHL
Introduction to the Web of Science platform
Introduction to the Proquest platform using ASSIA

How to save your search in EBSCO
How to save your search in OVID
How to save your search in Web of Science
How to save your search in Proquest

Locating missing articles in OVID medical databases

We have also produced four narrated Powerpoint presentations explaining the usage and functionality of the four database platforms
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Links and descriptors
The library’s Systematic Review LibGuide
The library’s Subject guides

Advanced Searching and Systematic Review webpage with all core links

The My Learning Essentials Getting Results: Guides to Searching Databases guide.
The My Learning Essentials Search Operators: Refine AND combine OR NOT?

Making use of MeSH and Suggested Subject Terms
Exploring the usage of MeSH in Ovid and Suggest Subject Terms in Ebsco

Introduction to Health Science databases
What is a platform and what is a database? Which database/s should I use?

Locating missing articles in OVID medical databases
How to use the In-Process Medline database

Systematic review: organising your keywords and subject terms
In this post we will explore the keywords and subject headings that you will use to support the early scoping exercises and subsequent literature reviews. We will also explore how MeSH and MeSH trees can help you to collect, organise and present your search terms.

Planning your systematic review
Scoping searches and constructing searches
Getting started with your systematic review
In this post we explore what systematic reviews are, why we conduct them and how they differ from systematic literature searches.
Using frameworks to structure your search
In this post we will introduce you to PICO, PECO and SPIDER structured search frameworks. We explore what they are, why they are useful, and how to decide which framework you should use.
Advanced search: making use of Boolean operators
In this post we will introduce you to Boolean operators, to help you find the most relevant results in your literature search.
Replicating searches in Health Science databases
In this post we will show you how to replicate a search topic in four database platforms and introduce you to the key search tools available.
Introduction to the Ovid platform using PsycInfo
In this post we will show you how to search for literature in OVID databases, including using key tools such mapping terms to subject headings.
Introduction to the EBSCO platform using CINAHL
In this post we will show you how to search for literature in CINAHL, including key functionalities such as combining your previous searches.
How to save your search in EBSCO
In this post we will show you how to create an account and save your searches in EBSCO.
How to save your search in OVID
In this post we will show you how to create an account and save your searches in OVID.
Introduction to the Web of Science platform
In this post we will introduce to searching for literature within the Web of Science database.
How to save your search in Web of Science
In this post we will show you how to create an account and save your searches within Web of Science.
Introduction to the Proquest platform using ASSIA
In this post we will introduce you to carrying out a literature search within the ASSIA database.
How to save your search in Proquest
In this post we will show you how to create an account and save your searches within Proquest
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Session content

The support the embedded content there will be a live Zoom session in November following consultation with the tutor

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