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HSC Pharmacy: Finding articles

For a quick and basic search try honni Search

Request a literature search

It is always best to carry out your own literature search however if you are struggling to find relevant literature or are pushed for time you can request a search.

ClinicalKey now available as an app

You can now make it even easier to use ClinicalKey by downloading a free app for your mobile device.  

Tips on searching databases

Databases are subject based search engines that enable you to search across a large number of journals simultaneously.  Before using databases, remember to break your search/topic down into two or three key concepts.

  • Think of keywords, including synonyms, for each concept of your topic.
  • For databases such as Medline, search for your keywords or concepts one at a time rather than entering them into the search box at the same as with HONNI search.
  • Once you have searched for each keyword separately use OR to combine the synonyms and finally, AND to combine each concept.

EXAMPLE:

Evaluate the use of iloprost in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Concept1: iloprost OR ventavis OR ZK36374

Concept 2 : pulmonary hypertension OR primary pulmonary hypertension OR familial primary pulmonary hypertension

  • Use the limits in the databases to further reduce your search results.
  • Searches carried out can be saved or alerts created - set up a user account within the database.
  • For each search result, use the honniconnect link to check if it is available via the library.

5 steps to your literature search