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Combining search terms with AND / OR

This short video provides a simple explanation of how to use AND & OR in database search strategies.  [There is no audio.]

Search strategies in systematic reviews

Just for fun, check out a very complicated example of the use of AND & OR in the search strategy for a public health-related systematic review.  

Note:  You are NOT being asked to do the kind of in-depth search strategy that would be employed in a systematic review.

Welcome to the SPH 222 Course Guide

Welcome to the library course guide for SPH 222: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health.

This guide is intended to help you:

  • access the required book for your course readings;
  • get research help from a health science librarian, including appointment scheduling;
  • find the literature that you will need to write your research paper for this class; and ultimately,
  • learn how to find evidence to support your public health practice after graduation.

      
     

    Book on Reserve at Carlson--Winter 2014

    Licensed eBooks Icon should be accessible if you are on the UC Davis Network (including WiFi) or logged onto the VPN.

    This VPN link re-directs you back to this page after login, and then you can select the book that you are interested in:

    Path to this subject guide from VPN login --> Web Bookmarks --> Subject Guides --> Medicine, Human: Public Health

    Sick Societies - David Stuckler  Icon
    ISBN: 9780191621468
    Publication Date: 2011-01-01
    Print: Carlson Reserves
    eBook available
    Select "Login through your library" if prompted at the EBL website.

    Research process

    • How to Search for Literature More Effectively
      From Sheldon Margen Public Health Library at UC Berkeley, this webpage offers tips about developing a topic and search strategy, as well as critically evaluating and managing search results.
    • PubMed Tutorial
      From the National Library of Medicine, this is an interactive tutorial that provides comprehensive instruction about searching PubMed, using MeSH controlled vocabulary, and managing citations in a MyNCBI account.
    • Begin Research Tutorial
      In this tutorial by UC Libraries, the Basic Search and Advanced Search tabs provide an excellent overview of database search techniques, including the use of "AND" and "OR" in search strategies.
    • Evidence Based Practice Tutorial
      From the University of Minnesota Libraries, this multidisciplinary tutorial includes EBM examples from public health, nursing, veterinary medicine, medicine, and other health fields.
     

    Librarian

    Amy Studer

    Contact Info:
    Blaisdell Medical Library
    acstuder@ucdavis.edu
    (916) 734-0206

    Subjects:  Open Access, NIH Public Access Mandate, Public Health, NCBI Bioinformatics Databases & Tools

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    Librarian Presentation -- January 15, 2014

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