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  1. 1. MSc Sports Rehabilitation Nov 2021 Literature Searching and Reviews https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library
  2. 2. In this workshop we will look at... • Search strategies • Searching • Obtaining articles • Evaluating • References
  3. 3. What is a literature review? Sets the scene • Overview • Surveys • Describe, compare and synthesise Critical, not just descriptive • Strengths and weaknesses • Consensus and disagreement • Gaps • Future research https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/SR
  4. 4. Main steps in a systematic review 1. Framing the question 2. Identifying and selecting relevant literature 3. Assessing the quality of studies 4. Summarising the evidence 5. Interpreting the findings
  5. 5. Finding examples Find out more: https://www.cochrane.org/about-us Cochrane Library: myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > C Other examples: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/Cochrane
  6. 6. Literature search strategy • Clearly defined question • Keywords • Resources • Inclusion/Exclusion criteria https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/LitSearch
  7. 7. Keywords • Summarise • Concepts • Keywords • AND/OR • PICO Search Strategy worksheet: http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/SearchStrategy
  8. 8. PICO Patient/Population and/or Problem: Netball players Intervention: Taping their ankles Comparison: Doing something different (training or treating) or not doing anything Outcome: Whatever is being measured e.g. fewer injuries or quicker recovery etc. PEO is an alternative: Population, Exposure, Outcome. Guide to using PICO/PEO: http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/SearchStrategy
  9. 9. Streamline your search http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_miley/2614472057/ swim* “Physical education” http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/SearchTips
  10. 10. Plyometric training • Plyometric* • Training • Intervention • Programme • Program • Unilateral / bilateral Jump height • Jump* • Vertical jump Sprint performance • Sprint* • Running (broader) • Perform* • Speed, velocity • Acceleration etc. What are the effects of plyometric training on jump height and sprint performance? Specific exercises •Specific groups •Age •Gender •Level – elite etc
  11. 11. Search strategies https://padlet.com/HendonMDX/SearchStrategies
  12. 12. Too many search results • Add more keywords to narrow down search results • Be more specific • Search for an "exact phrase" • Add limits
  13. 13. Not enough results • Use alternative keywords • Be less specific • Split the question into individual concepts • Use an asterisk to search for variations
  14. 14. myUniHub > MyStudy >MyLibrary Access library resources and services
  15. 15. MyLibrary Library Search MySubject Library Guides Databases Inter Library Loans
  16. 16. Library Search Click on ‘Sign-in’, choose ‘Middlesex University’ and use your university email address. Signing-in enables you to access full text material, check your library record, create lists, save searches and create alerts and export references to RefWorks.
  17. 17. Library Search: Finding information Type your search terms (keywords) into the search box and click on the ‘search symbol’. Library Search automatically searches for ‘All resources’ (print and electronic) i.e. books, journal titles, journal articles etc. Use the drop-down menu to focus your search or select ‘Available online’ only.
  18. 18. http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/LibrarySearch Library Search: Other features
  19. 19. Library Search: Advanced Search Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT Choose search field e.g. Any, title, author, subject etc. Refine by material type, language and date.
  20. 20. https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/SpecialistDatabases • Medline/PubMed • PsycINFO • Science Direct • SportDiscus • TRIP • Web of Science Databases for Sports Literature
  21. 21. Search for ‘Keywords’ one at a time. Individual keywords are displayed and can now be combined using AND/OR. Journal database searching tips Searching journal databases guide: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/JournalArticles
  22. 22. Journal databases: Refine search Refine your search further e.g. ‘peer reviewed’, ‘publication’, ‘publication date’, ‘subject’ , ‘language’ and location. If you have too many search results, use the drop-down menu to restrict search to ‘Abstract’ rather than ‘All text’.
  23. 23. Journal databases: Access full-text Access full-text.
  24. 24. Journal databases (EBSCO) : Help Searching journal databases guide: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/JournalArticles Using Boolean Operators on EBSCO Databases: https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/Searching-with-Boolean- Operators?language=en_US Proximity searching on EBSCO Databases: https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/How-do-I-create-a- proximity-search?language=en_US
  25. 25. Web of Science - Citation searching • Which articles have cited an earlier article • Find articles on similar/related subject • How many times an article has been cited • Best journals in your field MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > W > Web of Science
  26. 26. Web of Science Check ‘Links’ to see if full text article is available See how many times article has been cited. Click on title for more information https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/WOS Click number of times cited to see list of citing articles
  27. 27. Zetoc (Alert service) Set-up an alert for a journal or subject. Search for journal articles. Set-up an RSS feed for a journal. MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > Z > Zetoc
  28. 28. Google Scholar You may be able to access the full-text here e.g. this is available on open access. Refine your search results here. Create an alert for your search, so you can keep up-to-date with new publications. Link to MDX resources: > Settings > Library Links > Search for MDX and save. http://scholar.google.co.uk/
  29. 29. Google Scholar: Useful features Full text available from Middlesex Uni and/or other sources. Click on author’s name (if underlined) to view profile and check for more research by the author on the same topic. Click on ‘Cited by’ to see other articles that have cited this article. ‘All versions’: The same article on other websites – sometimes useful for getting full text if not available from MDX. Create a Harvard reference or export to RefWorks.
  30. 30. Citation/impact information: Library Search Google Scholar:
  31. 31. Other Citation/impact information Mentions on social media, blogs, news sources etc. https://plumanalytics.com/learn/about-metrics/ https://www.altmetric.com/ Insights into the way people interact with research output in the online environment including citations, clicks, downloads from library holdings, times bookmarked, mentions in blogs and ‘likes’ on social media etc.
  32. 32. It’s not in the Library! • MyLibrary > Library Search • http://scholar.google.co.uk/ • Google it • Open access research papers: • BASE https://www.base-search.net/ • CORE https://core.ac.uk/ • Researchers’ networks e.g. Research Gate • Authors’ and Institutions’ websites • MyLibrary > Inter Library Loans • http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
  33. 33. Evaluating articles https://casp-uk.net/casp-tools-checklists/ https://www.understandinghealthresearch.org/ https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/CriticalAppraisal
  34. 34. Cite Them Right Online myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
  35. 35. Moller, V. and Waddington, I. (2015) Routledge handbook of sports science. 2nd edn. London: Routledge. ‘Library Search’ reference ‘Cite Then Right’ reference Moller, Verner. & Waddington, Ivan., 2015 Routledge handbook of sports science. 2nd ed., London: Routledge Using Cite Them Right Online: Books
  36. 36. Managing references: RefWorks http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing/NewRW My Study > MyLibrary > Databases > R > RefWorks RefWorks Guides: https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES/RefWorks
  37. 37. Export from EBSCO databases* to RefWorks Click on the article title, then ‘Export’ and finally select ‘Direct Export to RefWorks’ and ‘Save’. The reference will be exported to your ‘Last Imported’ folder in RefWorks. * EBSCO databases include CINAHL, Medline, PsycInfo and SportDiscus. Access: myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases.
  38. 38. RefWorks: Finding duplicate references . In order to check for duplicate references, change Display to ‘Table View’, click on ‘Tools’ and then ‘Find duplicates’. Delete references not required. Finding duplicates is particularly useful when carrying out a systematic review of literature.
  39. 39. http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES Find out more myUniHub > MyStudy > MySubject Library Guides > Sports and Exercise Science
  40. 40. Need further help Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/SES

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