Guide to using Ovid NutriHealth

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We offer a growing selection of downloadable training materials to help users search as effectively as possible and get the best results out of Ovid NutriHealth. We hope that these resources will also be useful for information professionals managing subject guides and providing training for library users.


You will find Ovid NutriHealth training materials alongside our guides to getting published, carrying out systematic reviews, and best practice in effective searching.

Librarians, please feel free to copy the content to your own library subject guide!

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Learn how to combine terms to build an effective search strategy, including Boolean operators, adjacent terms and phrases, and truncation and wildcards. 

Follow the simple steps to carry out a free text keyword search for a single search term, or combining additional terms to narrow down your results.

Stay ahead of the crowd and keep updated on new research published in your area of interest, with Search Alerts. Simply set up an alert to be notified whenever new results matching your search criteria are added.

Add this pre-written search string to your search strategy to filter for human studies. 

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Additional resources

As part of our mission to fundamentally understand and best serve the information needs of the food community, we have developed resources to help students and researchers to build their skills and feel confident researching information and publishing.


Through explanatory notes and practical, step-by-step guidance, our guide is designed to help you understand how to effectively plan and carry out your searches for literature reviews.

This is designed for students, researchers looking for a refresher and templates, librarians and information literacy trainers.

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This guide has been developed to help authors navigate the process of selecting appropriate journals, and understand the range of factors which might influence the decisions of where to submit, such as open access, what to expert from the peer review process, the impact Factor and other metrics, and predatory journals.

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Systematic Review Guide

This practical guide aims to address recent quality issues in food-related systematic reviews by encouraging comprehensive searching, clear and unbiased reporting, and adherence to standard methodological practice.

It also provides information on and links to tools which can streamline the process of conducting a review.

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Ask an Expert

Our Ask an Expert resource gives you the opportunity to ask us a question directly on a range of topics, such as how to search effectively, how to carry out literature reviews, and guidance on publishing your research.

Not only can you submit your own question to us, but you can also take a look at our bank of previously asked questions.

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Journal Look Up Service 

You don't want to accidentally cite or publish in a predatory journal, but it can be challenging to know for sure that a journal is trustworthy. 

Search the journal name in our database of journals. Every journal included in the Ovid NutriHealth database has gone through IFIS's quality checks, so if we index it, you can be confident it is peer-reviewed and not a predatory journal.

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We are developing new resources all of the time, so please do tell us if there are other resources or topics we haven't covered yet which you would find useful for your own research or for providing training to others. We welcome feedback!

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