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What's going on with my search? Database quirks and expert searching in the Health Sciences - Wednesday October 26, 2022 2-3:30pm Eastern Time

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Accessibility: Live CART captioning; transcript available with recording. Please contact Whitney Townsend ( to discuss additional accommodations.

Recorded: Yes. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for the recording, webinar transcript, and chat transcript.

Slides: Slides via Google Drive | .pptx slide download | .pdf slide download 

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2-3:30pm Eastern Time

Registration: None required

Presenters: Andy Hickner (Weill Cornell) & Kate Saylor (University of Michigan) [Whitney Townsend, University of Michigan, host]


What's going on with my search?

Whether you're developing a complex search strategy for a systematic review or just trying to focus and refine a tricky search, the idiosyncrasies of commonly-used databases can really throw a wrench in your work.

Fortunately, there's help! Kate Saylor (University of Michigan) and Andy Hickner (Weill Cornell), from the MLA UX Caucus, will share information about the UX Caucus's work, introduce the UX Caucus Database Tips blog, talk about how to effectively investigate and troubleshoot resource problems, and demonstrate some of the top tips that have been shared to date.

You don't want to miss this informative look at the UX Caucus's "bite-sized tips for expert searchers"!

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What's going on with my search? - Recording & Chat Transcript

This recording is 64 minutes long and includes a closed caption option and a rolling, searchable, downloadable transcript.

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If you are unable to view the video due to website or software restrictions are your institution, please contact Whitney Townsend (