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Literature Searching: Video Tutorials

Learn more about how to use library resources to search for clinical information.

These videos are meant to introduce fundamental concepts related to searching for medical information. 

Literature Searching and Citing References

This video talks about the kinds of references that are cited in scholarly works and will provide tips for performing literature searches for different types of references. Learn about searching for seminal and supporting works using Google Scholar and other databases. Find out how will help you to evaluate seminal works and learn more about our Guided Literature Search guide.

How to use PICO to refine your research question

Learn how to turn your research topic into an answerable clinical question. With the parts of PICO defined, you'll be ready to start searching the databases.

What is MeSH?

Understand the purpose and structure of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), and learn how to create better searches with MeSH. 

How to do a keyword/basic search in PubMed

Learn how to use the pieces of your PICO question to create a search in PubMed. This video shows how to use the advanced search area and Boolean operators in order to create a quick search in PubMed. 

How to do an advanced search in PubMed

Learn about PubMed search details, results filters, and advanced search techniques.

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