Searching Skills Toolkit: Finding the Evidence by Caroline De Brún

By Caroline De Brún

The distinguishing characteristic of this pocket-sized looking out abilities booklet, like every the Toolkit sequence titles, is its user-friendliness. The tenet is that readers don't want to develop into librarians, yet they're confronted with sensible problems while looking for proof, reminiscent of loss of talents, loss of time and data overload. they should examine uncomplicated seek abilities, and be directed in the direction of the correct assets to discover the simplest proof to aid their decision-making. A uncomplicated, Hands-On consultant to literature looking out, that's a necessary ability for all fascinated about wellbeing and fitness care learn and improvement, researchers, and scholars from all disciplines.

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G. stabili$ – this would look for stabilising, stabilizing and stability. CAUTION! Do not use too short a stem as the search will become too broad and not retrieve relevant records. For example: car* or car$ will find care, careful, cardiology, carcinogenic, etc. Wildcards British English and American English sometimes have different spellings, for example: British English paediatric behaviour colour American English pediatric behavior color Use a wildcard, usually in the form of a question mark.

Randomized controlled trial), date of publication, country, language, organization type, etc. This enables you to refine your search when presented with overwhelming results. For Google: With Advanced Search you can limit your search to pages: ● that contain ALL the search terms you type in ● that contain the exact phrase you type in ● that contain at least one of the words you type in ● that do NOT contain any of the words you type in ● created in a certain file format ● that have been updated within a certain period of time ● that contain numbers within a certain range ● within a certain domain, or website If a word is essential to getting the results you want add a ‘+’ sign immediately in front of it in the search box.

N to retrieve both. NOTE! The wildcard cannot be used near the start of a word, so when searching for oestrogen/estrogen or paediatric/pediatric, both spellings must be included. Use the Help pages for individual databases to find out if they apply truncation and/or wildcards, and if yes, which ones they use and how. Building a search strategy 41 Combining terms (also known as Boolean operators) The process of building a search strategy involves the use of Boolean operators. These are words that combine the terms that have been selected for the search, making the search more relevant to the clinical question.

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