Literature Searching (CEPI5102)

UNIT OF STUDY

Students will learn how to formulate a searchable question; the pros and cons of different information sources; how to structure a computerised database search; important fields in MEDLINE; useful practical tips for searching MEDLINE; methodological filters, journal citation reports, and how to organise and manage references. The assignment requires students to demonstrate their search skills for three clinical problems (marks allocated for how many relevant articles found, the content terms used, the methodological terms used, and the databases searched) and to demonstrate skills in the use of Web of Science and Endnote.

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Classes

offered online.

Assessment

completion of online quizzes (20%), 1x 2000word assignment (80%)

Textbooks

Online readings and other learning resources will be provided.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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