Video Tutorials

Monday, June 09, 2014

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #11: Validating, Verifying and Revising Your Searches

A systematic search is an iterative one. We need to constantly evaluate, validate, or verify our search results, and revise and re-run the searches if necessary. This video introduces techniques in validating, verifying and revising your searches.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Adding Reference Lists to Document Sections with EndNote and Word

In a multi-chapter document, how do you display a reference list at the end of each chapter, instead of a long bibliography at the end of the entire document? This is quite easy to do with the latest version of EndNote. This video demonstrates how to do that.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #10: Finding Gray Literature

An exhaustive literature search, especially one that leads to a systematic review, needs to include searches in gray literature, to overcome, or at least minimize, “publication bias” or “reporting bias”. This video introduces the rationale for searching gray literature, and the common types and sources of gray literature relevant to health science research.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #9: Using Filters and Hedges

Filters and hedges are prefab search strategies that can help you quickly search databases for articles on certain topics or those with certain study designs. This tutorial introduces the concept of filters and hedges, their validation process, and where to find existing filters and hedges.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Using Write-N-Cite

This video demonstrates how to download, install, and use Write-N-Cite to connect to your RefWorks account, insert and edit inline citations, add a bibliography, and format the manuscript with different output styles in a compatible word processor, such as Microsoft Word.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #8: Building Search Strategies (Part V)

This video continues to demonstrate, using the Web of Science and Scopus as the example databases, the basic concepts in building searching strategies. Unlike PubMed and OvidSP MEDLINE, these databases do not support a controlled vocabulary system.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Updated: Getting Started with BlueDogs - Yale School of Medicine's Learning Management System

This tutorial demonstrates the basics of using BlueDogs, Yale School of Medicine's learning management system, from a student's perspective.