Guide to searching TRIP Queen Square Library

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Queen Square Library
UCL Institute of Neurology &
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH)
Guide to searching TRIP
TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) is a database which uses a specialist search
engine which to find evidence-based information such as systematic reviews, guidelines
and other high quality resources, including articles from peer-reviewed journals, patient
information leaflets and medical images. Some Web2.0 content (wikis, podcasts and
webcasts) and UK-approved education sites are also available.
Access: to access the TRIP database go to www.tripdatabase.com. Access is free and no username
or password are required.
How to search:
Enter your search term(s) and click Search.
View search tips by clicking on the Search Tips
link to help you enter your search term(s) in the
best possible way, for example:
 if you search for two or more words you will
find records containing ALL the words you
entered.
 to search for a phrase, enclose it in
inverted commas, e.g. “heart attack”.
 use OR to search for synonyms, e.g.
neuroleptics OR antipsychotics.
 use truncation to find variant endings, e.g.
epilep* to find epilepsy, epilepsies, epileptic,
etc.
Search results:
The results of your search are displayed in the centre of the screen. Click the title link for each
result to view the document or a summary. You can use the options on the left to filter your
results and focus on different levels of evidence or to focus on particular clinical areas.
Select results by using the tick boxes on the left, then use the drop-down menu at the top of
the results list
to save your selection or to email results to yourself. You can also use the drop-down menu to
open the abstracts of selected results (if one is available).
If you would like more information or a training session, please contact the Library.
1st Floor 23 Queen Square – extn.84144 – [email protected]
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/library/
© Based on a guide originally developed at the ICH/GOSH Library
This version last updated 05 April 2012
Advanced search:
Click Advanced Search to focus your search
on words appearing in the title of a
publication and to focus in on a year of
publication.
Use the Advanced Search boxes to:
 search for a phrase
 combine search words with AND (to
find all of the words), OR (to find any
of the words), or NOT (to reject
results containing the search
word(s))
Links to other resources:
Use the Associated Results area to the right of the search results. Here you will find links to
information relevant to your topic area and other tools, (e.g. image search results), as well as
the option to re-run your search using other search engines, e.g. PubMed Clinical Queries,
ClinicalTrials.gov or other selected search sites.
Other features:
Click Login at the top of the screen to register for My Trip. Use this to set up a username and
password to:
 receive automatic updates of new items added to the database matching your search
 save your searches and re-run them at a later date
 use the CPD option to compile a list of publications & add comments.
If you would like more information or a training session, please contact the Library.
1st Floor 23 Queen Square – extn.84144 – [email protected]
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/library/
© Based on a guide originally developed at the ICH/GOSH Library
This version last updated 05 April 2012
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