Your response on how to search your keywords is informative and reveals a great deal of research. You have correctly cited your sources of information, improving the credibility of your response to the discussion question. I agree with your argument that keywords and MeSH terms are important in the ability to use search engines to get the relevant journals for a research (Richer & Austin, 2012). You also correctly identify the importance of the terms, including the ability to avoid redundancy in your searches (Baiwa & Sawhney, 2016). In addition, you have gone further to provide a list of the MeSH terms that you used in your study, further strengthening your response and argument. It is important to understand that the reader does not only read about what these terms are but also find examples of such. In essence, your response provides the reader with the idea that you understand the subject matter as well as provide the guide that a reader should follow when using keywords, search Engine, and MeSH terms when searching for online materials. When researching a topic, it is vital that one know not just how to search for credible resources but how to use the correct search engines with key words or mesh terms (Richer & Austin, 2012). UtShow More
Baiwa, S.S., & Sawhney, C. (2016). Preparing manuscript: Scientific writing for publication. Indian Journal of Anesthesia, 60(9), 66-70. Doi:10.4103/0019-5049.190625
Richer, R.R., & Austin, T.M. (2012). Using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) to enhance PubMed search strategies for evidence-based practice in physical therapy. Physical Therapy, 92(1), 124-132. doi:10.2522/ptj.20100178
Peer 2: Heather Bogrett
You begin your response by identifying a challenge, the problem relating to literature searches, challenging the reader to work with you towards finding the solution. Your solution lies in the use of keywords in performing literature searches (Hunt and Horsfall, 2009). Citing authorities in your response indicate to your reader that you have adequately researched the topic before responding. You have provided a list of the keywords that you have used in your research, further strengthening the response. I agree with your definition of MeSH terms as cited from Grewal, Kataria & Dhawan (2016, p. 637) and that of Boolean operators as used in literature searches. Describing the way you have used the terms adds credibility to your response. The reader can understand what these concepts are and the way they are used in practice.
Cleary, M., Hunt, G., & Horsfall, J. (2009). Conducting efficient literature searches: strategies for mental health nurses. Journal Of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, 47(11), 34-41. doi:10.3928/02793695-20090930-03
Grewal, A., Kataria, H., & Dhawan, I. (2016). Literature search for research planning and identification of research problem. Indian Journal Of Anaesthesia, 60(9), 27-31. doi:10.4103/0019-5049.190618
Waltho, D., Kaur, M. N., Haynes, R. B., Farrokhyar, F., & Thoma, A. (2015). Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to perform a high-quality literature search. Canadian Journal Of Surgery. Journal Canadien De Chirurgie, 58(5), 349-358.