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LibrarySkills@UCL: Searching for information

A guide to search techniques and developing a search strategy for assignments, literature reviews and research.

Transferring your search to other databases

A comprehensive search for information should involve searching several sources. For systematic reviews, it is very important to seach all relevant sources. You should apply the same search strategy to each source you use as far as possible, for consistency. However, all databases operate differently, so you must ensure that you transfer your search accurately, taking into account these differences. 

The video below provide more advice and tips for how to transfer your search.

The following video is part of  a series of videos about systematic review searching, but covers the general principles of transferring your search strategy to other databases.