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. Lefebvre, C., Manheimer, E., & Glanville, J. on behalf of the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group (2011). Chapter 6:  Searching for studies. Cochrane Collaboration.
  3. Timmins, F., & McCabe, C. (2005). How to conduct an effective literature search. Nursing Standard, 20(11), 41-47.

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