Effectively searching consists in an ability to enter the exact details you want to find into the search engine. In common internet search engines such as Google, we are used to asking a question just as it occurred to us, and then the system usually finds something. However, this is not how databases such as Medline PubMed, Web of Science work. For these, you need to “learn to speak the database’s language”.

Let us show you how to search using as an example “Injury Prevention in Ice Hockey”. In this example, we are interested in English and Czech articles published between 2004–2014.