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This guide is to assist you with the use of the Library's resources for public health, and to provide a selection of links to web sites which may be useful to those practising or studying in the field. Additional resources are available from the University's Discipline of Public Health .

Need help with advanced literature searching?

Trying to make sense of logic grids, database searching and MeSH terms?

Spend a bit of time watching these short videos created by my me, the time will be well spent.

Using a Logic Grid: Overview Using PubMed
This video shows you how to use a logic grid to make searching easier.

PubMed Field Names Part 1 - MeSH
This video introduces you to MeSH (the indexing language of PubMed) and shows you how it works.

PubMed Field Names Part 2 - Titles, Abstracts, and Text Words
This video introduces you to some additional fields to use in your PubMed searches.

Videos are also available to help you search Embase, Scopus, CINAHL and PsycINFO

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