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Constructing a literature search for a systematic review: part 3, putting your search terms together and testing their efficiency

This is the third in a series of posts looking at how to put together a literature search for a systematic review. Part 1 looked at the preparation required before you start putting the search together and gives some background to the project and part 2 looked at how to…

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Constructing a literature search for a systematic review: part 2, choosing search terms

This is the second in a series of posts looking at how to put together a literature search for a systematic review. Part 1 looked at the preparation required before you start putting the search together and gives some background to the project. This post looks at how to put…

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Constructing a literature search for a systematic review: part 1, preparation

What this series of posts are about
This is the first in a series of blog posts detailing how to put together a literature search for a systematic review (SR). The Information Services Team in the Library are often asked for practical examples and texts to guide others through the…

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The School’s research has impact in 189 countries, and we can prove it!

Did you know School authors have collaborated with authors in Liechtenstein? Or Greenland? Or North Korea? Or that the top three European countries which cite our work are the UK, Switzerland and The Netherlands?

Now you can explore which other countries the School has collaborated with or been cited by…

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2017 Updates to MeSH released

The 2017 update to the Medline thesaurus (MeSH) has been released. This adds new terminology, edits obsolete terminology and reorganises subject trees to keep the thesaurus current. References added to Medline from now on will be indexed using the updated terminology. Please note that changes are not retrospectively applied.
New…

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Major updates and new features on Embase

Ovid have announced a number of major updates and new features for the Embase database. These will go live on 19 September 2016.

The most important updates are:

The thesaurus/Emtree display will change to include full History Notes and other information provided by Elsevier.
16 new fields will be…

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NEW database – Northern Light Life Sciences Conference Abstracts

The Library has purchased access to Northern Light, a database of conference proceedings covering life sciences and medicine.

The database is supplied on the OvidSP platform and can be searched using the same functionality as the other databases available from OvidSP. It can be accessed by anyone with a School…

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Turning old books into e-books: our rare books go digital

The Internet Archive have started to publish high resolution scans of the School’s 19th century books and pamphlets on their site. The files can be downloaded and viewed in a variety of file types including PDF, EPUB and Kindle.

Maybe you’d like to read the Report from the…

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2014 update to Expert Searches in Ovid Medline

Those of you who save searches in Ovid Medline may have noticed that there are lots of searches already saved. These are added as ‘Expert Searches’ and are available to everyone who logs in via a School username and password. The Expert Searches give you a quick way to search…

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Book stocktake – the results

If you visited the Library over the summer you will have seen the staff busily scanning the barcodes of all of the books into the library system. We did this for all books published after 1900, nearly 32,000 titles. Our stocktake allowed us to update our records to make…

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