Tag: search strategy

Database search: how to use search terms?

Each database has its own specific method to make the contents of that database accessible and consultable. Most databases use "Basic search" and "Advanced search". Via "Basic search" you can filter the search results after performing a search. "Advanced search" allows you to choose more specific search criteria before performing ...    Read more

Embase: comparison with PubMed and tips & tricks for searching

Embase is regarded as the European equivalent of PubMed/MEDLINE. When using the Embase search engine, you automatically browse not only the Embase database but also articles in PubMed/MEDLINE that have already been assigned MeSH terms. Search operators Embase can be searched using free text and/or with Emtree terms, the keywords ...    Read more

Resources: helpful tools to find literature

These tools will help you find literature on the topic of your choice. lib.ugent.be You can find over 4.000.000 references for books, serials, images, theses, and databases in the library catalogue of Ghent University. Many of these can be consulted online, from the comfort of your home.If you cannot ...    Read more

Resources: search and find information

Do you need to write a text or do you need to find information and you are looking for the right resources? Step-by-step plan Step 1: define your subject Narrow down your subject on the basis of literature on the subject. Explore the subject. You can read a paper of ...    Read more

Search: Boolean operators

The 3 most important Boolean operators that can be used to search on the internet are AND, OR and NOT. These operators are used as conjunctions to combine or exclude search terms in a search, resulting in more focused and productive results. The use of these operators can significantly ...    Read more

Systematic review: tips & tricks and tools

How do I formulate my research question and how do I formulate selection criteria? Formulate a research question in which, if possible, all aspects of your topic are named. The PICO model is a tool for setting up a clinical research question. In this model the patient category (Population/Patient), ...    Read more