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Occupational and Environmental Health

Need help with a literature review?

Your subject librarian can meet with you to help refine your search terms, advise on appropriate databases, discuss how to manage your search results, and consult on systematic or scoping review methods.

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Workshops are regularly offered on a wide range of topics, including literature reviews and systematic reviews.

Key Resources

If you have a specific article you're searching for, or are looking for books, Summon is a good place to start.  Summon lets you simultaneously search the Library's book collection and many full text journal articles.

If you're searching for articles on a topic, you'll probably want to search a database which is more focused on health sciences than Summon.  Look for the UBC eLink icons to check for full text articles.

Finding COVID-19 research

When searching Ovid MEDLINE or PubMed, there are COVID search filters you can add to your search to focus your results:

In Ovid MEDLINE, after searching for your topic, click the Limits link below the search box and check the "COVID-19" box, then the Search button:

In PubMed, click "Clinical Queries," in the Find section on the main page; then choose COVID-19.

The sources below are good places to find preprints, grey literature, and other COVID research not included in MEDLINE.

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