About LIt.search

LIt.search is designed to make finding research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as easy as clicking on a web link. LIt.search has been rigorously developed and tested to retrieve information from the PubMed database.

Three options for using the LIt.search

  1. Select all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health (you can refine this option by entering keywords, filter options and publication dates), or
  2. Select one of 27 topics (you can refine this option by entering keywords, filter options and publication dates), or
  3. Go straight to keywords and create your own topic search within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. 

More information about LIt.search

  • It is an 'evidence based' search
  • It was developed with experts in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health including health providers, researchers and academics
  • It can assist both experienced and inexperienced searchers
  • It maximises relevant results and minimises irrelevant items
  • It saves time by providing a pre-written search
  • It increases the likelihood of retrieving quality retrievals
  • It is always up-to-date as it provides real time searches in PubMed.

More information on PubMed

  • It is a bibliographic database focused on health research
  • It is open and free to anyone with an internet connection

  • It is updated daily, ensuring the results are current
  • It meets quality standards of the US National Library of Medicine
  • It links to free full text articles where available
  • It is the free version of Medline. LIt.search was initially developed as an OvidSP Medline filter and then was translated for PubMed. To access OvidSP Medline, you need to pay a subscription.
  • PubMed indexes more articles than OvidSP Medline

Created: 03 July 2013 - Updated: 26 August 2015