Skip to Main Content

Medline and EndNote Online: basics

Part 1: Planning your search

First, be clear about your topic.  Try writing out the title and breaking this down into key areas, using a template.

Template for planning a search.  Box at top for entering the topic.  Table in centre for breaking the topic into constituent parts: here; treatment, cancer, personalized medicine.  Space under each header for alternative terms: eg, neoplasms for cancer.  Section at end for noting limits: eg age group, publication date, publication type such as review articles.


Now try to plan a search with your own topic: or choose one of the following:

1. Treatment of obesity by lifestyle

2. Vaccination for influenza epidemics in the health service

3. Mass screening for breast cancer in the U.K. 

Use the Word document attached under the previous tab to enter your terms.

Accessibility statement