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How to use FSTA on Ovid

Join us for a tutorial in how to search effectively, when using FSTA on the Ovid platform. You will learn:

  • How to do a basic search
    Quickly find high-quality information in your area of interest within the sciences of food and health.
  • How to use the thesaurus to search
    Make sure you find all of the relevant studies, using our extensive food and beverage-focused thesaurus to discover and combine relevant keywords for your search.
  • How to do an advanced search
    Drill down into only the most relevant results, and pinpoint exactly the information you need.

The tutorial will be followed by a question and answer session. This will last approximately 30 minutes.

 

Advanced searching techniques for FSTA on Ovid

Learn strategies to use FSTA with precision to find high-quality information in your area of interest within the sciences of food and health.

  • How to use Multi-Field Search and Search Fields
    Learn how to combine fields using Boolean to build searches to find specific information, and how built-in indexes will help ensure you find what you need.
  • How to use nuanced strategies to shape your search
    Learn what advanced proximity operators and truncation options are available to refine and optimise your search strategy.
  • How to save, edit, export and annotate your search
    Learn how to use the built in platform features to help you be as effective as possible in your research process, and stay up-to-date with the topics most important to your work.

The tutorial will be followed by a question and answer session. This will last approximately 30 minutes.

 

About the presenter

Carol Hollier, Senior Information Literacy and Outreach Manager, IFIS Publishing

Carol Hollier-1Before joining IFIS, Carol held previous roles across UK and USA universities, including as a Reference and Instruction Librarian, Academic Subject Librarian and Faculty Team Librarian supporting the School of Biosciences. Her most recent role before moving to IFIS was Senior Librarian, Teaching and Learning Support at the University of Nottingham. 
Carol holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Lincoln, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.