This book is a practical guide, using a case-study approach to introduce different sources of information and how to use them. The aim of the guide is to : increase the user's awareness sources of available health related information; help the user understand the techniques involved in undertaking a literature search; demystify some of the jargon associated with computer based literature searching and the internet; help users carry out searches efficiently and effectively; and, help users practice literature searching techniques. The guide is in 3 main sections: sources of information; undertaking a literature search; and, practical exercises. Each chapter in the first two sections ends with key points and quizzes for monitoring progress. Section 3 is made up entirely of practical exercises covering MEDLINE searching and searching the Internet. Suggested answers on how best to conduct the searches set out in the exercises are provided at the end of the book.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Introduction Section 1: Sources of Information 1. Where Do I Go for Information 2. Evidence-Based Sources of Information 3. The Internet Section 2: Undertaking a Literature Search 4. Approaching the Search 5. Stages of a Search 6. Conclusions and Final Tips Section 3: Practical Exercises 7. Practical Exercises 8. Medline, Ovid Interface 9. Medline, Silver Platter Interface 10. Searching the Internet for Health Care Information 11. Searching the National Electronic Library for Health (NeLH) 12. CINAHL: Ovid interface 13. CINAHL: Silver Platter interface Appendices 1. Evaluation Tools 2. Optimal Search Strategies 3. Critical Appraisal of Web Sites Glossary
- Data Publicarii : 17 Dec 2003
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 194
- ISBN : 9780443074509