There are times when you will need to record and share your search methodology, especially in the context of study or writing for publication. In addition to saving your search strategy in the database itself so you can run it again later, we strongly suggest keeping records in a Word document as you go.
It takes very little effort to record this information at the time, but it is impossible to recreate it later.
Ovid MEDLINE(R) ALL 1946 to August 28, 2020
Last searched 1 September, 2020 (1200 results)
1. exp *Dementia/
2. (dementia or alzheimer*).ti,ab.
3. 1 or 2
6. (aggress* or violen*).ti,ab.
7. 4 or 5 or 6
8. 3 and 7
9. limit 8 to (english language and yr="2010 -Current")
This search strategy is easily replicated by another person. Note the inclusion of:
If you are searching multiple databases for a review you will need to keep these records for every database you search. Strategies will differ from one database to another due to different subject headings and syntax/commands.