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Literature Search
Prof. Dr. R S Mehta, MSND, BPKIHS
Review of
Literature
What is Literature?
Latin word- Litteratura (Late 14th Century)
Means Learning, Writing
Originally- Littera: Letter
Meanin...
Literature(Resources)
Mainly - Books ( printed or e-books)
- Journals (both)
- Research reports (both)
- Institutional pub...
Sources of Information (Types)
 By nature/content of information-
1. Primary e.g journal , reports
2. Secondary e.g Books...
A. Printed B. Electronic
a. Offline (Intranet) e.g.DVD, CD,
cassette
b. Online (Internet)
Types A and B(a), In Library.
Ho...
Online searching
 Internet searching for the purpose of
academic, business and others.
 Pubmed (Databases) searching exc...
Purpose / Needs:
1. Review theory
2. Problem statement
3. To improve self knowledge
4. To Know methodology.
5. To assess n...
 Books
 Periodicals
 Graduate studies
 Databases
 Indexes
 Abstracts
 Other
Sources
 Means: Books, Journals, Internet, CD
ROM, Medline
 How Much: Very exhaustive, all parts
covered
 Date: 5-10 years good...
Four Correct order steps
of Literature Review:
1. Using the library
2. Identifying relevant sources
3. Locating research s...
1. PRIMARY SOURCES, Containing
original research findings, are preferred
and should be used whenever possible.
Primary Sou...
2. SECONDARY SOURCES:
cns of research findings, are helpful in
providing bibliographical information
Secondary Sources:
1....
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Use of the Internet (web searching)
and it’s technologies
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www.tnaionline.org ( TNAI Journal)
www.hellis.org (NHRC Journal)
www.kumj.com.np
www.whosea.org
HINARI= www.healthinter...
Online searching
 Internet searching for the purpose of
academic, business and others.
 Pubmed (Databases) searching exc...
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Searching contd..
 We should know the techniques-
 to access to relevant information,
 to get the recall (unwanted) ...
Contd..
Recall,
Relevance, and
Precision
How to make an effective search?
Search Techniques
Search Techniques-contd..
 Use of Boolean operators
AND, OR, NOT
 Use Truncation
e.g. epidem*
 Nested searching
e.g. hi...
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Boolean operators contd..
 AND- retrieves only records containing both terms.
Result: War AND peace
 OR- retrieves re...
Searching Tips
Tip 1: Quotation marks
This is most useful when the words to be
searched are not very specific, have differ...
Searching tips contd..
Tip 2: Limit by site
This is useful when you want to control the quality of the search
results, whe...
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Some other tips:
 Specify your search terms
 Use professional terms
 Use the keywords from standard tools- SLSH, LCS...
How to Search, Display, Save
the results
27
Thank you for
Listening
Dr. R S Mehta, MSND, BPKIHS
 Extra Slides for Learning
Dr. R S Mehta, MSND, BPKIHS 28
How to Search, Display, Save
the results
Pubmed cont..
 Searching PubMed
- Search PubMed for an Author
- Searching PubMed by Author and Subject
- PubMed Simple Su...
MeSH Database
Searching with the database
search by subject
- select the menu above search box or click on MeSH datadase o...
Display settings
By-
 format e.g. abstract, summary(default)
 items /page e.g. 50, 100, 20(default)
 sort e.g. date, jo...
Result saving
Either display settings or default display,
-check the relevant citation,
- Click send to,
- choose destinat...
Search for journal
Searching Pubmed
Search for a journal
Several ways to search PubMed from Specific journal.
 Enter title of the Journal, I...
Searching Pubmed
Journal database
 By title, title abbreviation, ISSN or subject
(for more information such as publisher,...
Single citation matcher
From journal site
E-mail Alerts for Articles from Your
Favorite Journals
Thank You
Available Resources in BPKIHS Library
How to access online resources
Before LAN (Intranet)
 Go to URL: http://www.who.int/hinari/en/
* Login
After Setting reso...
If reference known, then-
 Go to particular journal
 Go to particular issue
 Access the full text in PDF or HTML format
If reference not known, then
 Go to pubmed
 Type the search query
 Use the searching techniques
 Access the full text
...
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  1. 1. 1 Literature Search Prof. Dr. R S Mehta, MSND, BPKIHS
  2. 2. Review of Literature
  3. 3. What is Literature? Latin word- Litteratura (Late 14th Century) Means Learning, Writing Originally- Littera: Letter Meaning- “Literary production or work” An extensive search of the information available on a topic which results in a list of references to books, periodicals, and other materials on the topic
  4. 4. Literature(Resources) Mainly - Books ( printed or e-books) - Journals (both) - Research reports (both) - Institutional publications(both) - Govt. publications (both) - Various NGO’s/ INGO’spublications - Internet (Online resources) - Intranet (Offline resources) - Grey Literature
  5. 5. Sources of Information (Types)  By nature/content of information- 1. Primary e.g journal , reports 2. Secondary e.g Books 3. Tertiary e.g Subject bibliography  By format/media/channel a. Hard copy (Print) b. Soft copy(Electronic)
  6. 6. A. Printed B. Electronic a. Offline (Intranet) e.g.DVD, CD, cassette b. Online (Internet) Types A and B(a), In Library. How can we search?
  7. 7. Online searching  Internet searching for the purpose of academic, business and others.  Pubmed (Databases) searching exclusively for medical literature How?
  8. 8. Purpose / Needs: 1. Review theory 2. Problem statement 3. To improve self knowledge 4. To Know methodology. 5. To assess need of problem 6. To support on tools, methods, findings, data collection 7. To review what was done in past 8. To generate Idea 8R S MEHTA, MSND
  9. 9.  Books  Periodicals  Graduate studies  Databases  Indexes  Abstracts  Other Sources
  10. 10.  Means: Books, Journals, Internet, CD ROM, Medline  How Much: Very exhaustive, all parts covered  Date: 5-10 years good, but current also  Steps:  A thorough review should include primary and secondary sources 10R S MEHTA, MSND
  11. 11. Four Correct order steps of Literature Review: 1. Using the library 2. Identifying relevant sources 3. Locating research sources 4. Summarizing the research literature
  12. 12. 1. PRIMARY SOURCES, Containing original research findings, are preferred and should be used whenever possible. Primary Sources: 1. Dissertations/Thesis/Research Reports 2. Original Research Articles published in Journals 3. Abstract/Exact replication of study. 12R S MEHTA, MSND
  13. 13. 2. SECONDARY SOURCES: cns of research findings, are helpful in providing bibliographical information Secondary Sources: 1. Integrated review of research 2. Text books. 3. Summary of theoretical and empirical sources 4. Published review of literature articles.
  14. 14. 14 Use of the Internet (web searching) and it’s technologies
  15. 15. 15 www.tnaionline.org ( TNAI Journal) www.hellis.org (NHRC Journal) www.kumj.com.np www.whosea.org HINARI= www.healthinternetwork.org Blackwell Publishing= www.blackwell-synergy.com Oxford University press= www3.oup.co.uk/jnls Directory of free online Journal= www.doaj.org
  16. 16. Online searching  Internet searching for the purpose of academic, business and others.  Pubmed (Databases) searching exclusively for medical literature How?
  17. 17. 18 Searching contd..  We should know the techniques-  to access to relevant information,  to get the recall (unwanted) less and precise (relevant) information more, and  familiar with various techniques that the Search engine such as Google, Yahoo, Altavista, pubmed etc. used.
  18. 18. Contd.. Recall, Relevance, and Precision How to make an effective search?
  19. 19. Search Techniques
  20. 20. Search Techniques-contd..  Use of Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT  Use Truncation e.g. epidem*  Nested searching e.g. history AND (war or peace) e.g. (swine OR H1N1) AND (flu OR influenza OR virus OR pandemic)
  21. 21. 22 Boolean operators contd..  AND- retrieves only records containing both terms. Result: War AND peace  OR- retrieves records containing either one or more terms Result: war, peace, both  NOT- exclude records containing the second term Result: War only peace war War War
  22. 22. Searching Tips Tip 1: Quotation marks This is most useful when the words to be searched are not very specific, have different meanings in various subject areas, or when it is important that the same word is repeated. E.g. “global warming” “head and neck cancers”
  23. 23. Searching tips contd.. Tip 2: Limit by site This is useful when you want to control the quality of the search results, when you know a site that is likely to have what you need, and also when you want to find again a known document. e.g. site:edu “global warming” Tip 4: Limit by file type Especially useful when you have reason to suspect that the answer you need will be in a certain format. e.g. filetype:ppt site:edu “global warming”
  24. 24. 25 Some other tips:  Specify your search terms  Use professional terms  Use the keywords from standard tools- SLSH, LCSH, MeSH and others  Use lowercase letters  Ignore preposition, article and other stop words  Read the searching guideline of the particular databases
  25. 25. How to Search, Display, Save the results
  26. 26. 27 Thank you for Listening Dr. R S Mehta, MSND, BPKIHS
  27. 27.  Extra Slides for Learning Dr. R S Mehta, MSND, BPKIHS 28
  28. 28. How to Search, Display, Save the results
  29. 29. Pubmed cont..  Searching PubMed - Search PubMed for an Author - Searching PubMed by Author and Subject - PubMed Simple Subject Search - Search for a Journal  MeSH Database - Searching with the MeSH Database - Combining MeSH Terms - Applying Subheadings and other features of the MeSH Database  Managing results
  30. 30. MeSH Database Searching with the database search by subject - select the menu above search box or click on MeSH datadase on the pubmed homepage. - Enter the term in the query box and enter or click Go button. e.g. drug abuse - we get the subject heading for the concept - choose appropriate subheading and click to add to search builder - click search pubmed
  31. 31. Display settings By-  format e.g. abstract, summary(default)  items /page e.g. 50, 100, 20(default)  sort e.g. date, journal, new(default)
  32. 32. Result saving Either display settings or default display, -check the relevant citation, - Click send to, - choose destination i.e. file, - check other field if necessary, then - click create file and save it.
  33. 33. Search for journal
  34. 34. Searching Pubmed Search for a journal Several ways to search PubMed from Specific journal.  Enter title of the Journal, ISSN or or Journal Abbreviation to get all the citation for that journal.  If the Journal title itself a subject term, then use the term with [ta] e.g. Cell [ta] Easy way to search PubMed by Single Citation Matcher from Homepage  enter full title or title abbreviation (when you type the auto feature suggests)
  35. 35. Searching Pubmed Journal database  By title, title abbreviation, ISSN or subject (for more information such as publisher, subject term, start year etc.)  Click the title to get the full display  Go to link, click PubMed to search citation in PubMed from this journal.
  36. 36. Single citation matcher
  37. 37. From journal site
  38. 38. E-mail Alerts for Articles from Your Favorite Journals
  39. 39. Thank You
  40. 40. Available Resources in BPKIHS Library
  41. 41. How to access online resources Before LAN (Intranet)  Go to URL: http://www.who.int/hinari/en/ * Login After Setting resource Access through LAN
  42. 42. If reference known, then-  Go to particular journal  Go to particular issue  Access the full text in PDF or HTML format
  43. 43. If reference not known, then  Go to pubmed  Type the search query  Use the searching techniques  Access the full text HINARI Platform facilitate to search journal through pubmed.
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