The next step is to decide where and how you will search for evidence to answer your systematic review question.
Move through the slide deck below to learn how to search. Alternatively, download the PDF document at the bottom of this box.
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Select the links below to learn how to conduct your search, using our real-time search tutorials:
‘If the search strategy was peer reviewed, report the peer review process used and specify any tool used, such as the Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS) checklist.’ - PRISMA 2020 Explanation and Elaboration, p. 7
Ovid Search Launcher allows you to enter your search in plain text, and run it in any UniSA-subscribed database on Ovid.
The Launcher provides a quick and easy way to edit your searches - move the position of search lines, add and remove terms, etc.
Avoid inconvenient timeouts while editing on the Ovid platform, especially if working with longer, more complex strategies.
Simply paste a plain text version of your search strategy or search history into the search launcher, and from the 'Choose databases' drop down menu select the database you want to search, and then click outside the menu to retain your selection. The codes below align with the UniSA subscriptions. It is recommended to search one database at a time.
The following sections of this guide explore the process of systematic searching in more detail. Select the links below to go to the relevant page.