Category Archives: literature searching

literature searching

Effective Literature Searching: ‘refresher’ summary training sessions for MSc students – booking now available.

These take place on: Tuesday 11th May 09:00 to 11:00Thursday 13th May 15:30 to 17:30Friday 15th May 12:00 to 14:00 Tuesday 22nd June 09:00 to 11:00Wednesday 23rd June 15:30 to 17:30Thursday 24th June 12:00 to 14:00 All the above session … 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

Library Support for Researchers – InfoSkills and Literature Searching: the basics to systematic review searches.

Dear Research Degree Students (RDS) & Research Staff, ONLINE LIBRARY SERVICES: the Library & Archives Service continues to provide all online library services & access to our online collections as normal. Plus, we have enhanced and added to our online … Continue reading

MSc Student Support – InfoSkills and Literature Searching: the basics to systematic review level searches.

Dear Students, ONLINE LIBRARY SERVICES: the Library & Archives Service continues to provide all online library services & access to our online collections as normal. Plus, we have enhanced and added to our online support in areas such as:  Literature … 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

Peer-review of systematic review search strategies: a new service from your Library and Archives Service

Introducing a new service for researchers, staff and MSc students working on MSc Projects Peer-review of systematic review search strategies You can now have your systematic review search strategy peer-reviewed by a Librarian. The peer-review is based on the Peer-Review … 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