A quick reference guide for how to safely eliminate animal studies from your search results.
Search strategy translator tool (Polyglot)
Please note that the Polyglot tool is not perfect and does not remove the need to understand how the databases work. You will still need to check the results for accuracy and make some manual adjustments. For instance the Polyglot does not automatically map subject terms across databases (e.g. MeSH terms to Emtree terms). It is recommended that people have a basic understanding of how each database works, before using the Polyglot.
The Polyglot translates either a PubMed or Ovid MEDLINE search string into the following database platforms; the Cochrane Library; Embase (via Elsevier); Web of Science; Scopus; EBSCO (e.g. CINAHL); Ovid (e.g. PsycINFO or Embase via Ovid) and PubMed.