|Searching Using the Native Interfaces||Training and Support for Native Interfaces||Resources for Expert Search Early Adopters|
Searching bibliographic databases using the Native Interfaces
The bibliographic databases in the National Core Content collection may be searched using their native interfaces.
Log into NICE My Resources or the My Resources list in OpenAthens. Select the supplier from the list, then select the required database.
- EBSCO: CINAHL | Medline
- Ovid Technologies: AMED | Embase | Emcare | HMIC | Medline
- ProQuest: BNI | Medline| PsychINFO
Alternatively use these links:
- ProQuest support site https://proquest.libguides.com/nhs) See the Available Databases section.
- OvidSP site (http://ovidsp.ovid.com/)
- EBSCO site (http://search.ebscohost.com/Login.aspx)
Training and Support for Native Interfaces
- EBSCO Interface: Basic searching| Advanced searching
- Ovid Interface: Basic Search on Ovid | Ovid Advanced Search | Searching help
- ProQuest Interface: ProQuest NHS support page |Basic search | Advanced search tips | Searching help
Resources for the Expert Search Early Adopters pilot
There are two forms for search data collection:
If you need the link for either form please contact Vicky@vickypriceconsulting.co.uk
LKS Support site for resources specifically for NHS users.
Includes YouTube training videos and recordings of the sessions delivered to pilot participants:
- 22nd Oct 2020 – Manchester region: link to the webinar recording.
- 23rd Oct 2020 – East of England region: link to the webinar recording.
- 27th Oct 2020 – Manchester region: link to the webinar recording.
- 29th Oct 2020 – East of England region: link to the webinar recording.
- 2nd Nov 2020 – East Midlands region: webinar recording.
Training portal where you can sign up for webinars.
For basic use of the EBSCOhost interface, a playlist of videos is available on YouTube.
A recording available of the session delivered on the 27th of October
A portal for NHS users, including links to training videos and help sheets:
The recordings from their training sessions and accompanying Q&A sheets are also available
- Course One
- Course One Q&A Sheet
- Course Two
- Course Two Q&A sheet
- Converting an HDAS search into an Ovid search
See also Ovid’s Search History Launcher tutorial.
University of Cambridge Medical Library Training
Recordings of the sessions delivered on all of the interfaces and PubMed.
De-duplication of results
Bramer, W. M., Giustini, D., de Jonge, G. B., Holland, L., & Bekhuis, T. (2016). De-duplication of database search results for systematic reviews in EndNote. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 104(3), 240–243. https://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.104.3.014
There’s also a useful blog post on the process from Jane Falconer here:
Katie Barnard and Sarah Rudd have compiled a comparison table for the three main providers.
InterTASC Information Specialists’ Sub-Group Search Filter Resource for a comprehensive number of filters by study design, focus geography, age etc. The filters are for a variety of databases and interface providers.
University of Cambridge Medical Library have a ‘Top tips guides and videos’ page for some provider interfaces and Endnote.
[Page last updated: 30 November 2020]