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Databases in Focus: MEDLINE (via the Ovid interface)

Description:  

The UniSA Library Databases in Focus series showcases features of databases available to UniSA students and staff. These concise one-hour workshops provide the opportunity to explore what these powerful literature search tools can offer for study, teaching, and research. 

MEDLINE 

Produced by the US National Library of Medicine and a cornerstone of any search for biomedical and health-related literature, MEDLINE can be used to locate articles of interest from thousands of scholarly journals. With records spanning 1946 to present, this key database is available at UniSA via the sophisticated Ovid interface, along with several other health-focused databases. 

Attend this session to: 

  • discover why and when to use MEDLINE (Ovid) 
  • practice basic searching 
  • explore MEDLINE limits (search refinement options) 
  • learn key features of the contemporary Ovid platform 
  • learn about advanced search options, such as: 
    • how to use the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) 
    • combining and editing searches using the search history 
  • learn a few of the key approaches and requirements when using MEDLINE for systematic searching as part of a reportable, comprehensive search strategy 

 

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EDGEx / MyRD link: PhD, Professional Doctorate or Masters by Research candidates, academic staff must register using this EDGEx / MyRD link.

For all other participants, click Begin Registration below.

Date:
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Online
Campus:
Online

Registration is required. There are 93 seats available.

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