Conducting a Search

Conducting a high quality search is a complex process that is beyond the scope of this resource guide. A good academic library often provides assistance in the form of online guides and trained librarians to support a search for articles. Below are a few good resources to guide a high quality search.

Articles about Conducting a Search

  1. Aromataris, E., & Riitano, D. (2014). Constructing a search strategy and searching for evidence. A guide to the literature search for a systematic review. American Journal of Nursing, 114(5), 49-56.
  2. Kugley, S., Wade, A., Thomas, J., Mahood, Q., Jørgensen, A. M. K., Hammerstrøm, K., & Sathe, N. (2017). Searching for studies: a guide to information retrieval for Campbell systematic reviews. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 13(1), 1–73. doi: 10.4073/cmg.2016.1
  3. Lefebvre, C., Manheimer, E., & Glanville, J. on behalf of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group (2011). Chapter 6:  Searching for studies. Cochrane Collaboration.

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