Literature search service
You are a staff member of the University Medical Center Mannheim and need expert advice on and assistance with a search in specialist databases. Volker Braun and Maurizio Grilli of the library team will be happy to provide this support for you free of charge.
After regular consultation with you (see below contact form with appointment arrangement), we will first break down your most precise question into individual search-relevant aspects. For each aspect we then select suitable terms, usually both thesaurus terms and free terms for searching in title and abstract.
Then we usually search the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases. Depending on the search question, other databases such as Web of Science Core Collection, PsychINFO, CINAHL and ClinicalTrials.gov are also used.
The respective exported results are usually imported into the reference management program EndNote, where double hits are removed. We will then send you the EndNote library.
We precisely document the search strings and number of hits per database and make the documentation available to you.
Contact / Appointment
Please fill out the form completely. It will thus become much easier for us to prepare for your inquiry. At least one personal meeting will also help us to understand and precisely define the topic and the terminology used.
We will contact you as soon as possible.
Notes on data protection:
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