Anatomy of a literature search - april 2014

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Anatomy of a literature search - april 2014

  1. 1. Anatomy of a literature search Isla Kuhn Deputy Medical Librarian University of Cambridge Medical Library Polygeia - April 2014
  2. 2. How can stigma of mental illness in developing countries be impacted by education?
  3. 3. Structure your Strategy – take it back to the bone… • Turn your question into a search strategy • PICOC • Population/ Patient/ Problem • Intervention • Comparison • Outcome • Context
  4. 4. • SPIDER Sample - Phenomenon of Interest – Design – Evaluation - Research type • SPICE Setting - Perspective - Intervention - Comparison – Evaluation • PICOT Patient/Problem/Population – Intervention – Comparison - Outcome – Time • PICO Patient/Problem/Population – Intervention – Comparison - Outcome
  5. 5. How can stigma of mental illness in developing countries be impacted by education? • P – mental illness • I – education • C – n/a • O – stigma • C - developing countries
  6. 6. How can stigma of mental illness in developing countries be impacted by education? • P – mental illness • I – education • C – n/a • O – stigma • C - developing countries Put some meat on the bones……
  7. 7. How can stigma of mental illness in developing countries be impacted by education? • mental illness / mental health / depression • education / information / teaching • stigma / prejudice / awareness / understanding • developing countries/ low and middle income countries / lmic / least developed countries/ third world countries/ third world nations / under developed countries
  8. 8. Connect it all up properly • AND • OR • NOT
  9. 9. Connect it all up properly
  10. 10. How can stigma of mental illness in developing countries be impacted by education? • developing countries/ low and middle income countries / lmic / least developed countries/ third world countries/ third world nations / under developed countries • mental illness / mental health / depression • education / information / teaching • stigma / prejudice / awareness / understanding
  11. 11. How can stigma of mental illness in developing countries be impacted by education? • low and middle income countries OR lmic OR developing countries OR least developed countries AND • mental illness OR mental health OR depression AND • education OR information OR teaching AND • stigma OR prejudice OR awareness OR understanding
  12. 12. #1 low and middle income countries #2 lmic #3 developing countries #4 least developed countries #5 #1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 #6 mental illness #7 mental health #8 depression #9 #6 OR #7 OR #8 #10 information #11 education #12 teaching #13 #10 OR #11 OR #12 #14 stigma #15 prejudice #16 awareness #17 understanding #18 #14 or #15 or #16 or #17 #19 ?????
  13. 13. Different database, different results ?? skeleton + muscle ligaments + skin
  14. 14. http://library.medschl.cam.ac.uk/ resources-training-support/databases/ • Medline http://tinyurl.com/campubmed • Embase http://tinyurl.com/embase • PsycINFO http://tinyurl.com/campyscinfo • Cochrane http://www.thecochranelibrary.com • Web of Science http://wok.mimas.ac.uk • Scopus http://www.scopus.com • LILACS http://lilacs.bvsalud.org/en/ • ScIELO Access via Web of Science • Trials registers http://www.who.int/ictrp/en/ • Grey Literature Google site:? filetype:?
  15. 15. Trim down a bit …. (efficiency / effectiveness or specificity/sensitivity) • Subject Headings (MeSH) • Filters (to find the right methodologies) • Years of publication • Age of population • Inclusion / Exclusion criteria (you can’t/shouldn’t ready everything)
  16. 16. Help Isla Kuhn Deputy Medical Librarian University of Cambridge Medical Library • ilk21@cam.ac.uk • @ilk21 • (01223) 336750 • http://library.medschl.cam.ac.uk

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