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Animals in Research: Searching Alternatives : Manage/Report Results

Reporting Your Search

Save time when completing your IACUC protocol by simply attaching your search strategy directly from the databases you search.  There are several ways to do this, but however you choose to do so, please be sure to include the complete search strategy.  This should include all the terms you used and how you combined them.  Searches can and should be added as a separate attachement if you are unable to fit the enitre strategy in section B3 of the protocol.

Copy and paste your final search(es). 

Make sure you include all of the searches you looked for articles in.

Examples:

PubMed Search: (osteomyelitis) AND (fucose OR arachidonic acid)

Search: (((osteomyelitis) AND staphylococcus aureus) AND ("injuries"[Subheading] OR "wounds and injuries"[MeSH Terms] OR "trauma"[tiab])) AND acute[Title/Abstract]
Scopus Search: ( TITLE-ABS-KEY ( osteomyelit* )  AND  TITLE-ABS-KEY ( "L-fucose"  OR  "arachidonic acid" ) )

Search: ( TITLE-ABS-KEY ( "acute osteomyel*" )  AND  TITLE-ABS-KEY ( "staph* aureus" )  AND  TITLE-ABS-KEY ( trauma*  OR  "post trauma*"  OR  posttrauma* ) ) 
Web of Science Search: TOPIC: (osteomyelit*) AND TOPIC: ("L-fucose" OR "arachidonic acid")

Search: TOPIC: ("acute osteomyel*") AND TOPIC: ("staph* aureus") AND TOPIC: (trauma* OR "post trauma*" OR posttrauma*)

Take a screenshot of your Search History.

How to take a screenshot: Use the Print Screen key on your keyboard to capture what is on your computer screen.  Then paste the screenshot into a word document.

In PubMed your search history is on the Advanced Search Page.

Pubmed search history

In Scopus your search history is on the search page underneath the search form.

scopus search history

In Web of Science a link to your search history is available at the top right of the site.

Web of science search history

Save Searches & Results

Most databases have an account feature that allows you to save your searches and collections of article records you find when you are searching.  Make use of these features to manage your search and save yourself time! Typically log-ins are located in the top right of the database web-page. 

PubMed's MyNCBI

In PubMed you can save searches and records, create new search filters, and adjust other settings using MyNCBI. 

MyNCBI

 

To create an account or sign in click on the 'Sign in to NCBI' link in the top right of the page.

You can sign in via a number of other accounts you may have, like Google, eRA Commons, or your Duke NetID.  Select the one you wish to use and then follow the steps to log-in.

Once you have created an account you will be able to use the 'Send to' drop-down to send article records to Collections in your account and to save searches.

Reference Management Tools

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Save time and use a Reference Manager!

Use our Guide to help you choose which tool will fit your needs. 

citation management tools