There was a request for examples of sexual health services dedicated to supporting people with learning disabilities. The first search, using the terms ‘sexual health service*” and “learning dis*” retrieved far too many irrelevant sites. Changing the search to “sexual health service” and “people with learning dis*” retrieved examples of services on the first page of results. Using search engines instead of databases needs a shift away from thinking in terms of thesaurus-type keywords, and to start experimenting with the language you would expect health service report writers and communications staff to use.
- Google search term: people with learning” “sexual health service*” (nhs OR pct)
- Yahoo search term: “people with learning” “sexual health service*” (nhs OR pct)
Results of the search have been removed as many items retrieved were press released which are no longer available.