Training on health and medical databases
Online database providers offer a variety of remote training, many free of charge. Below is a list covering some of the databases commonly used by CISs:
Pubmed from the US National Library of Medicine provides a range of training materials are available here.
If you have access to databases like MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO or AMED via OVID, training is available via the Ovid Online Training.
- The OVID database guides introduce the content and list the searchable fields for the databases, including MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and AMED
- This document which compares search fields between Embase via Ovid and Embase.com if you are interested in translating a search from one platform to another.
CINAHL via EBSCO
If you use CINAHL via EBSCO, you can go to the CINAHL support center. Tutorials are available as video and via YouTube. There are also outlines and slides in Powerpoint and Word formats. Alternatively, visit EBSCO Academy to see a range of training options.
Cochrane Library Training provides access to quick training videos, user guides and webinars.
The Latin-American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature database has published a LILACS search tutorial.
Last update: Dec 2021