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SA Health Library Service: How to use electronic resources

How to use electronic resources

General information and resources

Smart Searching: logical steps to building and testing your literature search: literature search techniques for librarians and researchers/ Flinders Filters and CareSearch

The Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library Reference Guide

Cochrane Library search tour: Fact Sheet

The Cochrane Library search manual

The Cochrane Library: an introduction part one (video)

The Cochrane Library: advanced and MeSH searching part two (video)

The Cochrane Library: saved searches & setting up e-alerts part three (video)

Clinical Key NURSING

Searching Clinical Key Nursing tutorial (3 mins)

Proquest Nursing and Medical databases

Advanced searching tips

Advanced searching tutorial (2 mins)


Using CINAHL and MESH headings tutorial (4 mins)

CINAHL advanced searching tutorial (4 mins)   **Comprehensive searching

CINAHL basic searching tutorial (3 mins)

CINAHL help sheets, user guides and case scenarios 

eTG complete (Therapeutic Guidelines)

Therapeutic Guidelines training video  (7 mins)

Latest news and releases of guidelines in eTG


What is JBI and how to search


Video tutorial


How to search

MIMS online

MIMS online training video

OvidSP (Medline, EMBASE, ALL EBM Reviews, PsyINFO)

Advanced Search - (18 mins video)   **Comprehensive searching

‚ÄčBasic Search - (3 mins video)

Quick Reference Card

Selecting a Search Mode (4 mins video)

Exporting search results (4 mins video)

Evidence Based Practice: PICO Searching, Part 1 - (11 mins video)

Evidence Based Practice: PICO Searching, Part 2 - (13 mins video)

Find Citation Overview - (2 mins video)

Multi-Field Search Overview - (2 mins video)

Ovid evidence-based practice video library (YouTube)

Other OVID tutorials and short demos

Detailed OVID tutorials

PubMed Help

PubMed Help: includes information, videos and abstracts from life science journals and online books. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant websites and links to other resources.


Conducting a search  (1 min video)

Searching in UpToDate (from user manual)

Graded recommendations

UpToDate grading tutorial

Informit Health Collection

Searching Informit   (5 mins video)

Searching, creating alerts and emailing/printing results


User Guide