Video Tutorials

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.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #7: Building Search Strategies (Part IV)

This video continues to demonstrate, using OvidSP MEDLINE as the example database, the basic concepts in building searching strategies. In particular, proximity searches with the positional operator, frequency searches with the frequency operator, Boolean searches with the Boolean operators, and the various limit options in OvidSP are demonstrated.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Systematic Approaches to Searching the Health Science Literature #6: Building Search Strategies (Part III)

This and the next videos continue to demonstrate, using OvidSP MEDLINE as the example database, the basic concepts in building searching strategies. It also introduces OvidSP's unique command line query syntax and a number of search features that are not available in PubMed, such as wildcard searching and adjacency / proximity searching.