How to carry out a search of a bibliographic database

LAHLAFI, Alison (2008). How to carry out a search of a bibliographic database. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 1 (2), 76-80.

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This article, aimed at the novice, proposes a four-step approach to planning, undertaking and documenting the search for relevant literature, a vital part of any literature review. The main focus is on searching electronic databases to find research papers, but the principles described may also be applied to paper-based sources and the Internet (useful resources for research are considered). Examples are given to illustrate the process of searching using index terms, grouping concepts and applying limits.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Library Services
Page Range: 76-80
Depositing User: Alison Lahlafi
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 12:38
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 23:45

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