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Library guide for HLSC 3P80

Library tutorials

Find short video tutorials on topics including how to develop a search strategy, how to use Omni, and more.

There are many online tutorials on how to search individual databases, creating search strategies, executing searches, citing and acquiring scholarly peer-review journal articles.

Key databases include MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science Core Collection, PsycINFO, Google Scholar, and discipline-specific database such as CINHAL Complete (Nursing), Education Source, ERIC (Education), ProQuest Sociology Collection, and more listed on the Brock Library Find a Database page. 

MEDLINE is accessed at Brock through several vendors including Web of Science Complete, Ovid, PubMed, and SciFinder-n (chemistry). Most searchers learn to use the open and free PubMed search database that when linked to the Brock proxy server brings up full-text articles. Yet, MEDLINE using Ovid provides integrated access to MeSH subject headings and controlled thesaurus terms. MEDLINE using Web of Science Complete allows for keyword and subject searching with a robust search interface. 

Search YouTube for academic videos on searching, databases, developing search strategies, etc., here are a few:

Searching MEDLINE via the Web of Science (Elizabeth Yates, 2019, YouTube, 9:36)

PubMed: Building a Search (John Hopkins, 2020, YouTube, 17:13)

Ovid Medline Part 1 - Starting Your Search (McMaster Health Sciences Library, 2020, YouTube, 7:46)

Ovid Medline Part 2 - Refining Your Search (McMaster Health Sciences Library, 2014, YouTube, 6:45)