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Literature searching

During the coronavirus crisis librarians continue to offer SVHM staff the following services:

Searching Medline step by step

30 minute video taking you through the search covered in the following helpsheet. Author: Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian.  Last update: 28 September 2016.

Searching CINAHL (EBSCOhost)

SR Accelerator (Polyglot) - translating searches to other databases

Happy with your Medline search strategy and want to translate it into another database? Try SR-Accelerator (Polyglot)

You will always need to check for subject headings that are relevant to each database, but this is a fantastic tool for translating syntax - the commands and punctuation which can differ between databases such as Ovid Medline, CINAHL and the Cochrane Lilbrary.

Copy and paste your Medline (or other database) search line into the Polyglot search box and it will rewrite it for other databases eg:

Ovid Medline: (heart or lung or cardiovascular).ti

CINAHL (EBSCOhost) : (TI heart OR TI lung OR TI cardiovascular)

Cochrane Library: (heart OR lung OR cardiovascular).:ti

Page author

Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, Fitzroy campus
+613 9231 2541

Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, Mental Health liaison 
Thursdays, Fridays & alternate Wednesdays
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