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Bachelor of Health Sciences

Library Workshop F2020

  • Covid-19 this semester at the library
  • Getting physical materials from the library
  •  How Information is Organized
  • Critical Thinking
  • Individual Assignment #1 (Google Scholar and Scopus)
  • Group Assignment #2 (Pubmed Clinical Queries and Pubmed Advanced Search)

Peer Review

Sample search approach for Individual Assignment 1

Bhutta, Zulfiqar A., et al. “Evidence-Based Interventions for Improvement of Maternal and Child Nutrition: What Can Be Done and at What Cost?” The Lancet, vol. 382, no. 9890, Aug. 2013, pp. 452–77. (Crossref), doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60996-4.

  • Setting up Google Scholar
    • Cited By (search within "iodine supplementation")
    • Related Articles (not necessarily newer than original article, but similar relevancy, keywords, authors and topic)
    • Use subject headings and key words to learn more
  • Scopus
    • Search article
    • Click on References - View in Search Results Format
    • SciVal Topic Prominence 
    • Cited by - Analyze Results
    • Related documents
    • Keyword Search (one concept per line)
      • "maternal nutrition" AND "food insecurity"


Sample search approach for Group Presentation 1

For my example, I am researching the etiology of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

Pubmed Clinical Queries - broad search "lewy body dementia" - limit clinical study category to Etiology. Be sure to look at the Genetics column.

Pubmed Advanced Search:

("lewy body dementia"[Title/Abstract] OR LBD[Title/Abstract]) AND (etiology[Title/Abstract] OR pathogenesis[Title/Abstract] OR origin[Title/Abstract] OR "family history"[Title/Abstract] OR genetic*[Title/Abstract] OR intrinsic[Title/Abstract] OR extrinsic[Title/Abstract] OR idiopathic[Title/Abstract])

Think about the possible keywords that you can search that would contribute to the big picture of the etiology of your disease/condition you are learning more about. 

Check out searching tips to find etiology information here!


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