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Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences: Saving Search Histories

Guide to locating OT and Rehabilitation research evidence in books, journal articles, databases, and the web

Saving Search Histories in CINAHLPlus, PubMed, PsycINFO, Proquest, and Ovid databases


How to Save:



On the main search page, click on Search History. Next, click on Print Search History

( to yourself, see below!)


From Search Results, click Share

Add search to Folder

From Folder, checkmark the search

Email to send to yourself

PubMed (Medline)

1. Click on Advanced link, to display your search steps.

2. On next screen, Click on "Download History"

Save one line of your search by clicking search # on left, save in a MY NCBI account.


Proquest Central

Click on Recent Searches to view history.

Next, choose Export options.


Ovid databases (PsycINFO, Medline, Hapi, etc)

1. EXPAND to view and edit your search steps.

2. When you are ready to save your search strategy, select one or more citations, the choose Email or Export.  Check the option to "include search history"

3. You will receive an email with your search strategy included.