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Health Sciences Searching Videos

How to watch the videos

The following videos all provide basic, but vital, information on different techniques for searching the health sciences literature. You can either watch them from top to bottom, or pick and choose which topic you would like to cover. They are meant to provide a helpful reminder of why and how to access and use two of the most commonly accessed controlled vocabularies.

Health Sciences Searching Videos

Creating a Focused Research Question Using PICO

This video describes the acronym PICO and how it can be used to create a research question (and build searches).

PubMed @ Duquesne

This video highlights how to access PubMed @ Duquesne, conducting a search, applying filters, and finding full text.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

This video describes how to access and use Medical Subject Headings in your search of PubMed.


This video is an introduction to the database CINAHL and conducting a basic search.

CINAHL Subject Headings

This video dives into searching and using CINAHL's controlled vocabulary of subject headings.

Embase PICO Tutorial Video

This video demos how to use the Embase PICO tool, an intuitive way to create effective search strategies.