Clinical Decision Support Tools & Instructions
The Literature Searching guide shows you how to complete an effective literature search from beginning to end. Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate through the guide.
Remember: the Library team provides a range of research support services to Monash Health employees and students. Attend a live webinar, book a research consultation, or request a literature search and get in touch with the Library team if you have any questions.
Search results can be exported from all major databases available via Monash Health Library. Exporting results is a key step in managing your results and preparing for later stages of your research, such as screening and writing.
First, a note about accessing full-text
You can access the full-text of individual articles from the search results, either before or after you export.
How to access full-text articles
How to export
See our 1-page summary of how to export search results from Ovid (Medline, Embase, Emcare, and APA PsycInfo), Cochrane Library, and ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health. Note: Ovid databases allow you to export a maximum of 1,000 results at a time. If you have more than 1,000 results you must export in batches i.e. 1-1000 then 1001- 2000 and so on.
Downloading & Exporting Database Results
For other databases, see the relevant database user guide in the A-Z List.
Choosing a file format
Most large databases will let you export results in a variety of file formats, e.g. Ovid offers 13 different options. Before selecting one or more file formats, consider the following:
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