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Search Filters for Various Databases: Ovid PsycINFO Search Examples

This resource has search filters for different study types organized by interface and database. Make sure you choose the correct one! For example, you can't use the Ovid Medline interface to search PubMed!

Ovid PsycINFO search examples

Find clinical trials and potential systematic reviews that looked the use of hormone antagonists, especially estrogen receptor modulators, for the treatment of breast cancer among elderly women.

Ovid PsycINFO 2002 to November Week 4 2012

# Search History Results  Explanation
1 overweight/ or body weight/ or obesity/ or body mass index/

14046

 APA thesaurus terms for weight/overweight

2 (overweight or weight or obese or obesity or bmi or body mass index).ti,ab,id.

38923

 keywords or common terms used, searches in the title, abstract, and key concepts fields

3 1 or 2

39161

 finds the INTERSECTION of the terms on lines 1 and 2

4 schools/ or elementary schools/ or high schools/ or junior high schools/ or middle schools/

22644

 APA thesaurus terms for schools

5 school*.ti,ab,id.

117811

 keyword or common terms used

6 4 or 5

118014

 finds the INTERSECTION of the terms on lines

7 (adolescence 13 17 yrs or school age 6 12 yrs).ag.

179622

 searches in the AGE field

8 (teen* or adolescen* or child*).ti,ab,id.

250416

 keywords or common terms used, searches in the title, abstract, and key concepts fields

9 7 or 8

315823

 creates the UNION of the terms on lines 7 and 9

10 3 and 6 and 9

29996

 finds the INTERSECTION of the concepts from lines 3 and 6 and 9

11 exp program evaluation/ or (exp program development/ and (exp Evaluation Criteria/ or exp Evaluation/)) or (effectiveness or (pre- adj5 post-)).ti,ab,id. or (program* adj3 evaluat*).ti,ab,id. or intervention*.ti,ab,id.

181773

 search filter for program evaluation

12 10 and 11

886

 finds potential program evaluations of studies designed to reduce obesity and done in K-12 schools

13 (((comprehensive* or systematic*) adj3 (bibliographic* or review* or literature)) or (meta-analy* or metaanaly* or "research synthesis" or ((information or data) adj3 synthesis) or (data adj2 extract*))).ti,ab,id. or ((review adj5 (rational or evidence)).ti,ab,id. and "Literature Review".md.) or (cinahl or (cochrane adj3 trial*) or embase or medline or psyclit or (psycinfo not "psycinfo database") or pubmed or scopus or "sociological abstracts" or "web of science").ab. or ("systematic review" or "meta analysis").md.

 72

 search filter for systematic reviews of studies designed to reduce obesity and done in K-12 schools

14 10 and 13

 62

 searches for SRs of studies done in K-12 schools

14   10 and "Literature Review".md.

 72

 searches for literature reviews (which may or may not be systematic literature reviews) of studies designed to reduce obesity and done in K-12 schools