MeSH terms and Boolean operators play such an important role in searching generally, but even more so when trying to find information related to your intervention research project. Here are some things to consider in search string development and execution:
Want more information? Check out some of these sources:
Chapter 16: Equity and specific populations
Module 11: Health equity in systematic reviews !!! NOT FREE
Introduction to the new Cochrane Equity Content Strategy
Consolidated criteria for strengthening reporting of health research involving indigenous peoples: the CONSIDER statement: https://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/consolidated-criteria-for-strengthening-reporting-of-health-research-involving-indigenous-peoples-the-consider-statement/ or https://bmcmedresmethodol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12874-019-0815-8. "Strengthening the reporting of research that explicitly involves Indigenous Peoples to advance Indigenous health"
Systematic Searches tutorials by Yale's Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library.
This series provides guidance on the process of constructing a comprehensive search, from initial planning through grey lit and evaluating your search.
Systematic review searching: an overview of best practices & real world experiences by Rebecca Rishar, MSLS; Senior Medical Librarian, ECRI
A 1-hour comprehensive overview of the systematic review search process, including translating clinical questions into a searchable structure, selecting databases, peer review of search strategy, reporting your search, citation management, and text-mining tools.
Bramer WM, de Jonge GB, Rethlefsen ML, Mast F, Kleijnen J. A systematic approach to searching: an efficient and complete method to develop literature searches. J Med Libr Assoc. 2018;106(4):531-541. doi:10.5195/jmla.2018.283. PMID: 30271302; PMCID: PMC6148622.
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