Upon completion of these tutorials, you will be able to:
There are many more topical databases available through WSU, but these three will get you started.
Using the PubMed database as an example, these tutorials offer techniques for finding subject headings, focusing your search results, and keeping track of the process and results. Various databases use different approaches, but nearly all support some version of these strategies.
For now, you may choose to continue with the CINAHL, PubMed, and Cochrane tutorials, returning to this topic as you gain comfort and proficiency searching those databases.
Selecting Subject Terms with Key Word Searching (5 minutes)
Limiting and Focusing Your Search in PubMed (2 minutes)
Recording and Documenting Your Search History (4.5 minutes)