Author Archives: Jane Falconer

Updates to MeSH terms for 2020

The US National Library of Medicine has released the edits for their medical subject headings (MeSH) for 2020. These are used to index articles added to the PubMed and Medline databases, and are also used by other databases including the … Continue reading

NEW: MeSH terms for 2019 include Systematic Review as a publication type

As usually happens at this time of year, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) update the MeSH headings used to index their Medline/PubMed database. Full details can be found on the NLM Technical Bulletin, 425. Changes which may be of … Continue reading

Removing duplicates from an EndNote library

If you have done any systematic review searching, you will have spent time removing duplicate references from your results. Faced with the prospect of deduplicating 26k results, I put out a plea/rant on twitter. If anyone knows of a system … Continue reading

EAHIL 2018 – Take away messages

I attended the EAHIL Conference held in the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama from 11-13 July. EAHIL is the European Association for Health Information and Libraries and it was great to meet and learn from health librarians from across … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading