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Research Guides@Tufts

Study Designs in the Health Sciences

An introduction to the main features and uses of study designs popular and unique to medicine and the health sciences.

Retrieving Articles by Study Design in PubMed

The following are ways you can retrieve articles in PubMed that employ the study designs discussed  this guide.

  • Use the Article types filter listed on left-side of the results screen to limit your search results to clinical trials, randomized controlled trails, systematic reviews* and meta-analysis 
  • To retrieve case-control and cohort studies, add the following to your search:
    • "Case-Control Studies" [Mesh]
    • "Cohort Studies." [Mesh]