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Searching the Literature: A Guide to Comprehensive Searching in the Health Sciences

Students and researchers in the health sciences are often required to conduct comprehensive searches of the literature. Follow the steps in this guide to learn how this process works.

Learn Database Mechanics

The following screencasts are designed to show you the mechanics of major health science databases-- where to point and where to click as you go through the comprehensive searching process. We've made them short and sweet, so you can watch the entire series or only watch the videos that pertain to your particular question. 

Ovid Medline
Ovid Embase
Cochrane Central 
Web of Science
ERIC on ProQuest


This work is openly licensed via CC BY-NC-SA 4.0For information on this guide contact Erica Nekolaichuk, Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian at the Gerstein Science Information Centre.