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Searching Skills Toolkit / Edition 1
     

Searching Skills Toolkit / Edition 1

by Caroline De Brun, Nicola Pearce-Smith, Carl Heneghan, Rafael Perera, Douglas Badenoch
 

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ISBN-10: 1405178884

ISBN-13: 9781405178884

Pub. Date: 01/27/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The distinguishing feature of this pocket-sized searching skills book, like all the Toolkit series titles, is its user-friendliness. The guiding principle is that readers do not want to become librarians, but they are faced with practical difficulties when searching for evidence, such as lack of skills, lack of time and information overload. They need to learn

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The distinguishing feature of this pocket-sized searching skills book, like all the Toolkit series titles, is its user-friendliness. The guiding principle is that readers do not want to become librarians, but they are faced with practical difficulties when searching for evidence, such as lack of skills, lack of time and information overload. They need to learn simple search skills, and be directed towards the right resources to find the best evidence to support their decision-making.

A user-friendly, Hands-On guide to literature searching, which is an essential skill for all involved in health care research and development, researchers, and students from all disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405178884
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Series:
EBMT-EBM Toolkit Series , #1
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.

2 Where to start? Summary tables and charts.

3 Sources of clinical information: an overview.

4 Using search engines on the World Wide Web.

5 Formulating clinical questions.

6 Building a search strategy.

7 Free text versus thesaurus.

8 Refining search results.

9 Searching specific healthcare databases.

10 Citation pearl searching.

11 Saving/recording citations for future use.

12 Critical appraisal.

13 Further reading by topic or PubMed ID.

14 Glossary of terms.

Appendix 1: Ten tips for effective searching.

Appendix 2: Teaching tips

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