Health sciences resources

Health sciences database search tips

Tips on general use and operators for a range of health science databases:

Database search tips [PDF, 1.43MB]

Developing your search strategy

Use the concept grid worksheet to assist in developing your search strategy:

Search strategy concept grid [DOCX, 13kB]

Sample concept grid [PDF, 82kB]

Documenting your search strategy

The record of search strategy can be used to document the search terms used, limits applied, databases searched and number of results retrieved:

Record of search strategy [DOCX, 14kB]

Sample record of search strategy [PDF, 73kB]

Searching and health database videos