Upcoming Classes

Literature Reviews Beyond PubMed: Crafting Effective Searches in Other Databases (via Zoom)

At Stanford, we have access to a remarkable array of research literature databases, many of which contain relevant content not included in PubMed. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear how to identify these alternate databases, much less craft effective strategies for searching them. This session is designed to help Stanford faculty, students and staff more confidently identify and explore Stanford’s rich collection of research databases. Learning objectives:

  • Understand the use of search operators and syntax (Boolean operators, truncation, phrase searching, adjacency operators)
  • Understand the benefits/drawbacks of search menus vs search tags
  • Understand how to download results from a database to a reference management program
  • Learn about the benefits of multi-database search tools like Stanford xSearch
  • Learn about content overlap among databases and techniques for removing duplicates
  • Learn how to identify the best databases for your research project
  • DATABASES INCLUDED: Cochrane Library, ERIC (education), PolicyFile, ABI/Inform (business), Web of Science, and EMBASE

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Please note: This class will be held via Zoom. The instructor will send the Zoom link 24 hours before the session.
Class Handout:Literature Reviews
July 9
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Christopher Stave, MLS