Steps to Searching the Literature in Health Sciences
A comprehensive step-by-step guide from U. Toronto Health Sciences Library that helps you how to properly and effectively conduct comprehensive searches of the literature.

Use this site to find articles similar to ones you have already found.

Search Syntax Comparisons
Compares/translates search operators between PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, and others.

Be sure to also check out tutorials on searching specific databases.

Tip Sheets

How To

  Understand Types of Lit Reviews
     What’s a literature review? A scoping review? A systematic review?

   Know the Science!
    Make Sense of health research articles and understand the basics of scientific studies.

   Find a Specific Journal Title
     Does Clarkson subscribe to the journal you need?

  Write a Systematic Review
     Conducting & Writing a Systematic Review 

     Systematic Literature Reviews: Steps & Resources

     Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

     Systematic Review Tool Box

     Systematic Reviews to Answer Health Care Questions (ebook)