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Searching Systematically For Your Research: How will I build my search

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A few things to remember

“Paediatric” in Ireland but “Pediatric” in USA
“Organisation” in Ireland but “Organization” in USA

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Take away tips for researching

  • Read the abstract
  • Build your keywords
  • Search by title and abstract
  • Use subject headings
  • Combine subject headings and free text keywords

Too many results...

  • Select some relevant papers...read, build your keywords and search again
  • Refine by year, study or review type

Too few results...

  • Select some relevant papers...read, build your keywords and search again
  • Use OR between words to expand your search

 

Searching Systematically