Evidence Based Medicine Searching Strategies


We will use the MEDLINE database for this tutorial, however, there are other databases which index the medical literature and/or specialty literature. These include Embase, PsycLIT, Biosis, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, Sports Discus. Many of these databases are available through JEFFLINE or the Scott Memorial Library.

Help on Positioning Windows is available.

Look at the MEDLINE database screen and note the coverage of the MEDLINE database.

What years does MEDLINE cover?

Number of journals?

Only English language?

For this tutorial, we will use the most recent file of MEDLINE.