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.
Saving your search within the database or search platform itself allows you to:
Create an account
In order to save your searches you will need to first create a free personal account for the search platform in question. E.g. a free personal Ovid account or Cochrane Library account.
Saving a search in Ovid
Tip: When naming your search, it's a good idea to include the name of the database that the search was developed for.
Re-running a saved search in Ovid
See our database user guides for other database-specific guidance on how to save and re-run your searches.
You can elect to receive new results matching your search by email. See our Keeping Up To Date guide for information about setting up search alerts.
To set up search alerts for databases in Ovid, you will need to have a free personal Ovid account. While logged into your Ovid account, follow the steps below.
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