Author Archives: Jane Falconer

PrePrints added to OvidSP Embase

Good news for those of us needing to find the most up to date information as soon as possible. Records from the two biggest medical and biological preprint servers are now available on OvidSP Embase (scroll down to Embase, click … Continue reading

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2022 Updates to MeSH

Every year the indexers at the National Library of Medicine update the MeSH index terms for PubMed/Medline. Full details of the updates can be found at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/whatsnew.html. Here are some highlights that may be of interest to LSHTM staff and … Continue reading

MeSH update for 2021: new subject headings of interest to LSHTM users

Every year the National Library of Medicine updates its MeSH index for Medline and PubMed. This adds new terms to catch up with changes in the research. Details of the update are published on the NLM website and will be … Continue reading

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