Searching Skills Toolkit: Finding the Evidence

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 23, 2011 - Medical - 136 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
Citation pearl searching
Using search engines on the World Wide
Free text versus thesaurus
Searching specific healthcare databases
Savin recordin citations for future
Ten tips for effective searching
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Caroline De Brún, Librarian, National Knowledge Service, Oxford, UK

Nicola Pearce-Smith, Information Scientist, National Library for Health, Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Oxford, UK

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