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

1st September @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This session is for PHE Staff.
Details of Information Skills Training available to Local Authority Public Health Teams is available on our Support for Local Authority Public Health Teams pages. 

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:
1st September
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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