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Literature Search Basics

Track and save your search

Save your search strategy

Like any research, reproducibility is important. You should be able to reproduce your search strategy if asked by a co-author or publisher. Be sure to save your search by creating a free account in each database and saving your search strategy.

Create search alerts

Create a search alert in each database to stay up-to-date with the latest literature on your topic. Here’s how you save a search and create alerts in:

Export Search Results

Export search results to single tool so they can be organized and reviewed. EndNote is the preferred reference manager at MD Anderson. Learn how to export search results with our EndNote guide, class recordings, or request a consultation with a librarian to help you get started.