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Finding the Evidence (AKA: How to do a literature search)

6th July @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Aim

To provide attendees with the skills and knowledge to conduct a structured literature search using a bibliographic database.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Prepare an answerable search question.
  • Formulate a search strategy.
  • Apply a search strategy to a bibliographic database (e.g. Medline).
  • Use appropriate syntax (e.g. truncation, wildcards, Boolean operators).
  • Have increased confidence in using bibliographic databases to identify evidence to address a search question.

Content

  • Planning and defining your search question
  • Creating your search strategy
  • Interactive: creating your own search strategy
  • Identifying available sources
  • Inputting search terms and applying limits and filters
  • Assessing and amending your results
  • Saving your search history and search results
  • Obtaining full-text​
  • Interactive: apply this knowledge to a bibliographic database
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Details

Date:
6th July
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

Virtual

Organiser

PHE Knowledge & Library Services
Email:
libraries@phe.gov.uk
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