• Search for books or book chapters cited in policy

    Scholarly Articles search for books cited in policy The gold standard way of searching for books or book chapters that have been cited in policy is to search by DOI or ISBN in the “Search Scholarly Articles” tab.¬†You can also search using your ORCID. You can also try searching by…

  • Policy document filters

    In the “Search Policy Documents” search mode, there are numerous filters available to help users structure and/or limit a search query. Filters are located on the left side of the page. Each filter has an option in the bottom left corner called “show more.” Clicking on this link will display…

  • Understanding PowerPoint exports

    PowerPoint exports in the “Search Policy Documents” tab offer users a results export format ideal for reporting and presentations. PowerPoint exports will include a slide deck including the following: Exporting using PowerPoint works the best for smaller results sets as the export only works for 1 page of results at…

  • Summary reports for scholarly articles

    When you run a search in the ‘Search Scholarly Articles tab, you can view the results as a list on the page or as summary report, which examines a set of research outputs cited in policy documents by various characteristics.  Generate a summary report by clicking ‘See report’ in the…

  • Summary reports for policy documents

    When you run a search in the ‘Search Policy Documents’ tab, you can view the results as a list on the page or as summary report, which examines a set of policy document results by various characteristics.  Generate a summary report by clicking ‘See report’ in the grey action bar…

  • Understanding CSV exports

    Exporting results from the “Search Policy Documents” tab to CSV provides a list and several categories of data about the policy documents in the results set. A CSV export is a good export option when a results set exceeds 1000 policy documents. How to interpret a CSV export file Here…

  • Understanding Excel exports

    Exporting results from the ‘Search Policy Documents’ tab to Excel provides detailed data about the policy documents in the results set. Excel exports are currently capped at the first 1,000 policy document results as these types of exports are computationally expensive to produce. CSV exports are a better option for…

  • How to read policy document results

    Image map of a result Use the following map to identify the different elements in a policy document result. Coloured bars in policy document results A blue, yellow or red bar on the left side of a citation in a policy document result, corresponds to the type of citation found….

  • Exporting search results

    Exporting policy document search results to a spreadsheet In the grey bar above the search results, you have the option to export the results to all results CSV or the top 1000 to Excel. CSV exports list all the documents and their attributes. Excel exports include more detail on the…

  • Sharing search results

    Sharing summary reports When you run a search of Overton’s policy document database, you can view the results in a list or as summary report, which examines a set of policy documents by various characteristics. Summary reports can be shared publicly by URL, making it easy to collaborate with colleagues…