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Advanced Searching on
EBSCOhost Research Databases
Tuesday, 8th December 2020
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Richard Crookes, MA, MCLIP
Senior Manager Training Services – UK & Eire
9+ years with EBSCO
12+ years Cha...
Objectives
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
Prepare your search strategy for systematic reviews on EBSCOho...
EBSCO Databases https://tinyurl.com/y2g5eare
Click on
database title
link to get the
description
Access by
entering
“ebsco”
From the
Database page
check the
Description for
subject and
content
coverage
Advanced Searching on
EBSCOhost Databases
Understanding the goal of a systematic review
Preparing the Search
Using the PIC...
Setting the scene: the goal…
In supporting systematic reviews users are attempting to identify all studies
that could meet...
1. Understand the research question
2. Turn the question into a search strategy using both free-text
& thesaurus search te...
The PICO process is a technique used in evidence-based practice to frame and
answer a clinical or healthcare related quest...
Q. In patients on ventilators, is there evidence to suggest that oral hygiene involving
toothbrushing is more effective th...
Population Intervention Comparison Outcome
Patients with ventilators Oral hygiene involving
toothbrushing
Oral hygiene usi...
Q. How effective are advocacy programmes for women who have experienced
domestic violence to improve women’s quality of li...
Population Intervention Comparison Outcome
Women who have
experienced domestic
violence
Advocacy programmes General Practi...
#2 Turn the Question in a Search Strategy – Free-Text &
Thesaurus
Searching Free-Text via Title (TI) & Abstract (AB) on EB...
#2 Turn the Question in a Search Strategy – Free-Text &
Thesaurus – Finding Subject Headings
Go direct to the Subject Inde...
#2 Turn the Question in a Search Strategy – Free-Text &
Thesaurus – Use Software Mapping - Suggest Subject Terms*
Mapping ...
#2 Using Subject (Thesaurus) Headings
Map keyword (free
text) search to
CINAHL Subject
Heading
Combined
CINAHL
Heading
wit...
#2 Using Subject Headings via Toolbar
#3 Using Truncation on EBSCOhost
To use the asterisk (*) wildcard, enter the root of a search term and replace the
ending ...
#3 Using Wildcards on EBSCOhost
To use the Question-mark ? wildcard, enter your search terms and replace each unknown char...
#3 Using Proximity Operators on EBSCOhost
Near Operator (N) - N5 finds the words if they are within five words of one anot...
#3 Search Strategy for EBSCOhost
SU “Smoking Cessation+” OR (TI (Cessation, Smoking OR ((smok*) n3 (cessation))) OR AB
(Ce...
#3 Using the EBSCOhost
syntax
Available from EBSCO
Connect at
https://tinyurl.com/yybnhqyp
Using MyEBSCOhost Folders
Saving search results
Saving searches
Creating Search Alerts
#4 Managing Search results
1. Saving, printing or emailing results.
2. Using the Export Manager functionality in CINAHL/ME...
Use Add
to Folder
icons to
save
single
records or
save a
page of
results
Items (results) are stored for the duration of the session by users are
required to Sign-In to My EBSCOhost to create a pe...
From the Folder Select Articles to Print / E-mail /
Save or Export
Use the Print Manager to save Current Search History and results in an
appropriate Citation Format, e.g. Harvard, as a PDF...
Use E-Mail Manager to send
Current Search History, results in
a preferred Citation Format, e.g.
Harvard, or a Customised F...
Use Save Manager to save Current Search
History and search results as a PDF or text
file* in a preferred Citation Format, ...
#4 Using Export Manager (Bibliographic Management Software)
Many available
No “right” choice
Managing large numbers of rec...
Use Export Manager to save citations in your
preferred format e.g. RIS, for your
bibliographic management software e.g.
En...
Click Share to export results
directly from the list (supports
up to 25,000 results)
Enter details and choose the
appropriate format etc. A link to
exported results is sent and is
valid for up to 7 days.
Using MyEBSCOhost Folders to Store & Retrieve Items
Without an Account
Articles saved for the duration of the
session
Save...
Save the Search(es) or Alerts to
the Folder – edit before saving as
needed
Sign in to your My
EBSCOhost account or
Create One Now
Enter Saved Search
(Permanent or 24 hours)
details and Edit if necessary
Create Search Alert by adding details,
setting parameters i.e., Frequency,
duration, format etc.
Alerts are stored in the ...
EBSCOhost Support Materials – Exporting Results
How to Use the Export Manager
Exporting up to 25,000 Results
Exporting EBS...
EBSCOhost Support Materials – Using MyEBSCOhost Folders
How to Create and Manage a My EBSCOhost Account
My EBSCOhost Folde...
EBSCOhost Support Materials – Saving Searches & Results
Using the EBSCOhost Result List - Tutorial
Using the EBSCOhost Sea...
Advanced Searching EBSCOhost
Databases
Methodological Filters
for CINAHL
Evidence-Based (Methodological) Filters I
Search strategies that identify a topic or aspect, or study type e.g.
systematic...
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) - CINAHL
When applied, the EBP limiter searches the Special Interest field for the
value "Ev...
Clinical Queries
Clinical Queries - specific search strategies (“hedges”) which can be
applied to retrieve clinically-rele...
Clinical Queries - CINAHL
CINAHL searches can be refined using specific search strategies
designed to produce results in 5...
Research Strategies
As research may require different emphasis, three strategies are
provided for each area:
High Sensitiv...
Take home points…
Use PICO (or alternative) to construct search
queries incorporating Suggest Subject Terms
Search using f...
EBSCO Support Materials
CINAHL Databases - Advanced Searching
Tutorial
Using the CINAHL/MeSH Headings
Feature in EBSCOhost...
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Thank you!
Richard Crookes MA, MCLIP | SENIOR MANAGER TRAINING SERVICES – UK & EIRE
+44 (0) 781 218 7726...
Advanced searching on EBSCOhost to support systematic reviews
Advanced searching on EBSCOhost to support systematic reviews
Advanced searching on EBSCOhost to support systematic reviews
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Advanced searching on EBSCOhost to support systematic reviews

  1. 1. | www.ebsco.com1 Advanced Searching on EBSCOhost Research Databases Tuesday, 8th December 2020
  2. 2. | www.ebsco.com2 Richard Crookes, MA, MCLIP Senior Manager Training Services – UK & Eire 9+ years with EBSCO 12+ years Chartered Librarian MA in Librarianship from University of Sheffield Customer Training Services
  3. 3. Objectives By the end of this session, you will be able to: Prepare your search strategy for systematic reviews on EBSCOhost databases Manage search results using personal folder & Export Manager Locate and use methodological search filters Further support for EBSCOhost databases
  4. 4. EBSCO Databases https://tinyurl.com/y2g5eare Click on database title link to get the description Access by entering “ebsco”
  5. 5. From the Database page check the Description for subject and content coverage
  6. 6. Advanced Searching on EBSCOhost Databases Understanding the goal of a systematic review Preparing the Search Using the PICO Framework
  7. 7. Setting the scene: the goal… In supporting systematic reviews users are attempting to identify all studies that could meet the eligibility criteria...
  8. 8. 1. Understand the research question 2. Turn the question into a search strategy using both free-text & thesaurus search terms 3. Use truncation / wildcards & Proximity Searching 4. Manage results with reference management Software Key Points in Supporting a Systematic Review
  9. 9. The PICO process is a technique used in evidence-based practice to frame and answer a clinical or healthcare related question. The PICO framework is also used to develop literature search strategies. The PICO acronym stands for: P – patient, problem or population I – intervention C – comparison O – outcome
  10. 10. Q. In patients on ventilators, is there evidence to suggest that oral hygiene involving toothbrushing is more effective than oral hygiene using chlorhexidine to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia?
  11. 11. Population Intervention Comparison Outcome Patients with ventilators Oral hygiene involving toothbrushing Oral hygiene using sponge soaked in chlorhexidine Preventing ventilator- associated pneumonia Patients with ventilators VENTILATOR, PATIENTS VENTILATORS, MECHANICAL Oral hygiene involving toothbrushing TOOTHBRUSHES TOOTHBRUSHING Oral hygiene using sponge soaked in chlorhexidine Chlorhexidine CHLORHEXIDINE Preventing ventilator- associated pneumonia PNEUMONIA, VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED Primary focus is Population / Intervention Use the PICO process to frame & answer a question
  12. 12. Q. How effective are advocacy programmes for women who have experienced domestic violence to improve women’s quality of life?
  13. 13. Population Intervention Comparison Outcome Women who have experienced domestic violence Advocacy programmes General Practice or routine treatment Quality of Life Domestic violence Women with abusive partners Wife abuse Partner abuse DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTIMIATE PARTNER VIOLENCE Advocacy programmes Treatment Individual support Group support Counselling Advocacy PATIENT ADVOCACY COUNSELING SUPPORT GROUPS Routine treatment General Practice Family Practice Doctors Healthcare Practitioners PHYSICIANS, FAMILY PRIMARY HEALTH CARE FAMILY PRACTICE Women’s quality of life QUALITY OF LIFE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL- BEING Primary focus is Population / Intervention Use the PICO process to frame & answer a question
  14. 14. #2 Turn the Question in a Search Strategy – Free-Text & Thesaurus Searching Free-Text via Title (TI) & Abstract (AB) on EBSCOhost: Using Advanced Search Guided Styles Using Command Line Query TI (heart attack or myocardial infarction) OR AB (heart attack or myocardial infarction)
  15. 15. #2 Turn the Question in a Search Strategy – Free-Text & Thesaurus – Finding Subject Headings Go direct to the Subject Index (CINAHL Subject Headings or MeSH) for the respective databases to browse
  16. 16. #2 Turn the Question in a Search Strategy – Free-Text & Thesaurus – Use Software Mapping - Suggest Subject Terms* Mapping Keywords to CINAHL / MeSH Subject Headings * Enabled in EBSCOadmin (eadmin.ebscohost.com)
  17. 17. #2 Using Subject (Thesaurus) Headings Map keyword (free text) search to CINAHL Subject Heading Combined CINAHL Heading with keyword search
  18. 18. #2 Using Subject Headings via Toolbar
  19. 19. #3 Using Truncation on EBSCOhost To use the asterisk (*) wildcard, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an * e.g., diabet* finds diabetes or diabetic. The asterisk (*) may also be used between words to match any word. e.g., work * injuries will return work related injuries, work place injuries
  20. 20. #3 Using Wildcards on EBSCOhost To use the Question-mark ? wildcard, enter your search terms and replace each unknown character with a ? , e.g., type wom?n to find all records containing woman or women. To use the Hash # wildcard, enter your search terms and place # where an alternate spelling might contain an extra character. E.g., type p#ediatric to find all citations containing paediatric or pediatric. In combination: p#ediatric* to find pediatric, pediatrics, pediatrician, pediatricians, paediatric paediatrics, paediatrician, paediatricians The hash # wildcard before the trailing question mark ? indicates that the question mark should be treated as a wildcard to find exactly one character at the end a word e.g., Monday#? matches Mondays but not Monday.
  21. 21. #3 Using Proximity Operators on EBSCOhost Near Operator (N) - N5 finds the words if they are within five words of one another regardless of the order in which they appear. For example, type Vitamin C N5 stress to find results that would match Vitamin C stress as well as stress Vitamin C Within Operator (W) - W8 finds the words if they are within eight words of one another and in the order in which you entered them. For example, type Vitamin C W8 stress to find results that would match Vitamin C stress but would not match stress Vitamin C. Multiple terms can be used on either side of the operator. For example: (heart attack OR myocardial infarction) N5 (statins OR Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors) Insulin W3 (diabetes OR diabetic)
  22. 22. #3 Search Strategy for EBSCOhost SU “Smoking Cessation+” OR (TI (Cessation, Smoking OR ((smok*) n3 (cessation))) OR AB (Cessation, Smoking OR ((smok*) n3 (cessation))))) (Effectiveness OR ((cost*) n3 (effective*))) OR AB (Cost Effectiveness OR ((cost*) n3 (SU “cost benefit analys?s+” OR (TI (Cost effective*))))) Improving efficiency and confidence in systematic literature searching 11th -12th June 2015) https://clinicallibrarian.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/improving-efficiency-confidence-in-systematic- literature-searching-wb-gdej.pdf Wichor M. Bramer - Gerdien B. de Jonge, Erasmus MC - Rotterdam the Netherlands
  23. 23. #3 Using the EBSCOhost syntax Available from EBSCO Connect at https://tinyurl.com/yybnhqyp
  24. 24. Using MyEBSCOhost Folders Saving search results Saving searches Creating Search Alerts
  25. 25. #4 Managing Search results 1. Saving, printing or emailing results. 2. Using the Export Manager functionality in CINAHL/MEDLINE on EBSCOhost 3. Saving references and searches using the MyEBSCOhost Folders 4. Creating and sharing custom folders 5. Creating search alerts in CINAHL/MEDLINE
  26. 26. Use Add to Folder icons to save single records or save a page of results
  27. 27. Items (results) are stored for the duration of the session by users are required to Sign-In to My EBSCOhost to create a personal, folder to store results, search etc. beyond the session
  28. 28. From the Folder Select Articles to Print / E-mail / Save or Export
  29. 29. Use the Print Manager to save Current Search History and results in an appropriate Citation Format, e.g. Harvard, as a PDF, or to send to the printer.
  30. 30. Use E-Mail Manager to send Current Search History, results in a preferred Citation Format, e.g. Harvard, or a Customised Field Format
  31. 31. Use Save Manager to save Current Search History and search results as a PDF or text file* in a preferred Citation Format, e.g. Harvard, or a Customised Field Format * Internet Explorer only
  32. 32. #4 Using Export Manager (Bibliographic Management Software) Many available No “right” choice Managing large numbers of records Importing references Remove duplicate references Annotating custom fields
  33. 33. Use Export Manager to save citations in your preferred format e.g. RIS, for your bibliographic management software e.g. EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, or download as a .csv file.
  34. 34. Click Share to export results directly from the list (supports up to 25,000 results)
  35. 35. Enter details and choose the appropriate format etc. A link to exported results is sent and is valid for up to 7 days.
  36. 36. Using MyEBSCOhost Folders to Store & Retrieve Items Without an Account Articles saved for the duration of the session Save/Print/email from the default folders during the session Export results Items saved are lost when closing the session With a MyEBSCOhost Account Articles saved beyond the session Save searches & alerts Create custom folders Share folders Items stored indefinitely unless there is no activity 18 months since the account was setup
  37. 37. Save the Search(es) or Alerts to the Folder – edit before saving as needed
  38. 38. Sign in to your My EBSCOhost account or Create One Now
  39. 39. Enter Saved Search (Permanent or 24 hours) details and Edit if necessary
  40. 40. Create Search Alert by adding details, setting parameters i.e., Frequency, duration, format etc. Alerts are stored in the My EBSCOhost Folder
  41. 41. EBSCOhost Support Materials – Exporting Results How to Use the Export Manager Exporting up to 25,000 Results Exporting EBSCO Citations to EndNote – FAQs Using RefWorks with EBSCOhost - Frequently Asked Questions
  42. 42. EBSCOhost Support Materials – Using MyEBSCOhost Folders How to Create and Manage a My EBSCOhost Account My EBSCOhost Folder - Tutorial How to Use the My EBSCOhost Folder EBSCOhost Folder - Frequently Asked Questions How to Use Custom Folders Sharing Custom Folders
  43. 43. EBSCOhost Support Materials – Saving Searches & Results Using the EBSCOhost Result List - Tutorial Using the EBSCOhost Search History - Tutorial Saving Your Search History using My EBSCOhost How to Use Search Alerts Creating a Search Alert in EBSCOhost – Tutorial
  44. 44. Advanced Searching EBSCOhost Databases Methodological Filters for CINAHL
  45. 45. Evidence-Based (Methodological) Filters I Search strategies that identify a topic or aspect, or study type e.g. systematic reviews, cost-effectiveness etc. Tried & test strategies designed for repeated use Often combined with specific subject terms e.g. breast cancer AND tamoxifen (limited to Randomized Controlled Trial)
  46. 46. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) - CINAHL When applied, the EBP limiter searches the Special Interest field for the value "Evidence-Based Practice." Applying this limiter allows you to limit results to: Articles from evidence-based practice journals Articles about evidence-based practice Research articles (including systematic reviews, clinical trials, meta-analyses, etc.) Commentaries on research studies (applying practice to research)
  47. 47. Clinical Queries Clinical Queries - specific search strategies (“hedges”) which can be applied to retrieve clinically-relevant and scientifically-sound results from the CINAHL® databases. Created in collaboration with the Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) at McMaster University, and are designed for clinician use. For additional information about ongoing research, please visit: http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/hiru/HIRU_Hedges_home.aspx .
  48. 48. Clinical Queries - CINAHL CINAHL searches can be refined using specific search strategies designed to produce results in 5 research areas: https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/CINAHL-Clinical-Queries?language=en_US Therapy Prognosis Review Qualitative Causation (Aetiology)
  49. 49. Research Strategies As research may require different emphasis, three strategies are provided for each area: High Sensitivity – the broadest search to include ALL relevant material. It may include less relevant materials. High Specificity – the most targeted search to include only the most relevant result set, may miss some relevant materials. Best Balance – retrieves the best balance between Sensitivity and Specificity.
  50. 50. Take home points… Use PICO (or alternative) to construct search queries incorporating Suggest Subject Terms Search using freetext (Title & Abstract) & Subject Headings (thesaurus terms) Use the EBSCOhost syntax for databases Consider using filters if appropriate or to identify key articles to give clues for search terms
  51. 51. EBSCO Support Materials CINAHL Databases - Advanced Searching Tutorial Using the CINAHL/MeSH Headings Feature in EBSCOhost – Tutorial Advanced Medical Searching on EBSCOhost Advanced Searching with CINAHL® Subject Headings Advanced Searching with MEDLINE Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Command line Searching User guides, helpsheets, FAQs & flyers YouTube tutorials & webinar recordings
  52. 52. | www.ebsco.com57 Thank you! Richard Crookes MA, MCLIP | SENIOR MANAGER TRAINING SERVICES – UK & EIRE +44 (0) 781 218 7726 rcrookes@ebsco.com How did we do? Let us know from the QR code or on the evaluation form below!

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