Sample search on Embase: Panopto video (includes sub-titles).
The Ovid platform has databases central to any effective literature search in medical and health subjects. All Ovid databases are listed on the initial menu page reached by selecting the database link from FindIt@Bham: select the required database and proceed.
NB: select one database only at a time. This enables full functions available.
For information and videos on these databases, see our Literature Searching guide, Ovid database activities:
This includes the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) as well as simple keyword searching.
Each line of search is carried out separately and connected after with OR for alternatives, then AND to narrow the search to find articles about all the included aspects, not just one aspect on its own.
Limits: using 'Additional Limits', 'Systematic Reviews' was selected within 'Publication Types'.
Individual results, or sets of results, can be selected and exported, for example as an RIS file for upload into EndNote Online. Search histories can be saved for later re-running by using the Save All option: Register for an account on Ovid to enable this feature.