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Dentistry: Library Instruction & Tips

Finding Articles Writing Papers

 

Step

Action

Examples

Guide

1

Define your topic by breaking it down into Keywords

Question: Is Autism related to Vaccination?

 

Keywords: Autism & Vaccination

Question: Is A related to B?

 

Keywords: A & B

2

Choose your source of information

Library Portal/PubMed/Scopus/Web of Science/Google

Book or Journal Article or Website

2.5 -  For PubMed

Try to use MeSH for PubMed instead of just Keywords

Keyword: Attack Heart

MesH: Myocardial Infarction

Keyword: A,B…

MeSH: Search MeSH with A,B...

3

Construct a Search Strategy

(vaccination OR immunization OR vaccine*) AND (autism OR autistic OR Kanner’s syndrome)

(A1 OR A2 OR A3) AND (B1 OR B2 OR B3)

4

Refine your search e.g. Use Filters or Limits etc

E.g. year of publication, field of research, type of article…

E.g PubMed:

Text Availability

Publication Dates

Species

Article Types

Languages

*choose suitable ones

5

Additional sources of information

Browse References/Bibliography Cited

**relevant material might lead to other related sources of information

6

Manage citations using Citation Managers e.g. EndNote etc

Input using EndNote – Cite As You Write

***save time on citation input

 

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