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Systematic reviews to inform healthcare decision making
PubMed Clinicial Queries
After clicking on link, look for Clinical Queries (in the middle under PubMed Tools). After searching, results will be divided into Systematic reviews in the middle and other research articles (Clinical Study Categories) on the left. Note that the default for Clinical Study Categories is Therapy but that can be changed to Etiology, Diagnosis, Prognosis, or Clinical Prediction Guidelines.
CINAHL Provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health fields including: cardiopulmonary technology, emergency service, health education, medical laboratory, medical assistant, medical records, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, radiologic technology, technology therapy, social service and surgical technology.
APA PsycINFO Contains summaries of the world's journal literature in psychology and related disciplines, as well as dissertations and technical reports. Covers over 1300 journals in over 30 languages from approximately 50 countries. To integrate behavioral information from other fields, PsycINFO scans publications from related disciplines such as sociology, linguistics, education, medicine, law, physiology, business, psychiatry, and anthropology, and represents those relevant to psychology.
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Tips for finding search terms
If you are having trouble finding information about a topic or finding irrelevant information, try looking for subject terms to use.
In PubMed use MESH terms From the PubMed home page, click the drop down arrow to the right of Pubmed and choose MESH from the list. Enter the term you need and click Search. If several choices are listed, view the definitions below each term to decide which to use and then use the listed term to search.
You can also go to the MESH database with this direct url-- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh)
In CINAHL use CINAHL Headings (in the blue toolbar above the search boxes) to browse CINAHL subject headings. Enter the term you have and Click browse to see if a subject heading exists for that term. If the term you entered is a subject heading, it will appear as a hyperlink in the list. If it is not a subject heading but related to one, you will see a message to use XXXX for xxxx (the term you entered). Change your search to--your original term OR the subject heading.