Monday, 18 July 2016

The InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group Search Filter Resource

Today I was a bit stuck on a literature search. How should I do a good search to find Black and Minority Ethnic studies. BAME is a popular acronym in the UK but it doesn’t have a gold standard definition or a gold standard search strategy (that I have found so far). So I emailed some UK based health librarian discussion lists as below:

Dear All

I have had searches requested from two different people on BAME aspects of health care. I was wondering if anyone had come across a gold standard search strategy for this and if not, at least a fairly plausible one for me to get some ideas from.
So far I have found these two publications that have some ideas:



I will be happy to share my findings with the boards.

I got some great replies and one of them reminded me about a great place to look for searches (or filters or hedges as they also called).

Sadly it doesn’t include my elusive BAME search strategy, but it does have lots of other great filters and information on how to evaluate an existing filter or produce a new one.



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