In this workshop we will look at...
• Search strategies
• Obtaining articles
What is a literature review?
Sets the scene
• Describe, compare and synthesise
Critical, not just descriptive
• Strengths and weaknesses
• Consensus and disagreement
• Future research
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
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
Literature search strategy
• Clearly defined question
• Inclusion/Exclusion criteria
Patient/Population and/or Problem:
Taping their ankles
Doing something different (training or treating) or not doing anything
Whatever is being measured e.g. fewer injuries or quicker recovery etc.
PEO is an alternative: Population, Exposure, Outcome.
Guide to using PICO/PEO:
• Unilateral / bilateral
• Vertical jump
• Running (broader)
• Speed, velocity
• Acceleration etc.
What are the
training on jump
height and sprint
•Level – elite etc
Click on ‘Sign-in’,
University’ and use
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.
Library Search: Finding information
Type your search terms
(keywords) into the search
box and click on the ‘search
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.
one at a
can now be
Journal database searching tips
Searching journal databases guide:
Journal databases: Refine search
Refine your search further e.g. ‘peer
reviewed’, ‘publication’, ‘publication date’,
‘subject’ , ‘language’ and location.
If you have too
results, use the
to restrict search
to ‘Abstract’ rather
than ‘All text’.
Journal databases (EBSCO) : Help
Searching journal databases guide:
Using Boolean Operators on EBSCO Databases:
Proximity searching on EBSCO Databases:
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
Web of Science
Check ‘Links’ to
see if full text
article is available
See how many times
article has been
Click on title
of times cited
to see list of
Zetoc (Alert service)
Set-up an alert for
a journal or subject.
Search for journal
Set-up an RSS
feed for a journal.
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases > Z > Zetoc
You may be able to
access the full-text here
e.g. this is available on
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.
Google Scholar: Useful features
Full text available
Uni and/or other
Click on author’s name (if underlined)
to view profile and check for more
research by the author on the same
Click on ‘Cited by’
to see other articles
that have cited this
‘All versions’: The same article
on other websites – sometimes
useful for getting full text if not
available from MDX.
Create a Harvard
Other Citation/impact information
Mentions on social
media, blogs, news
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.
It’s not in the Library!
• MyLibrary > Library Search
• 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
Cite Them Right Online
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases > C
Moller, V. and Waddington, I. (2015) Routledge
handbook of sports science. 2nd edn. London:
‘Library Search’ reference
‘Cite Then Right’ reference
Moller, Verner. & Waddington, Ivan., 2015
Routledge handbook of sports science. 2nd ed.,
Using Cite Them Right Online: Books
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.
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.