Searching Effectively & Efficiently

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Primary contact information...
University of Washington
Health Sciences Library
United States
Terry Jankowski is the primary contact.
Phone: 206-362-1477
Region: Pacific Northwest

Description: How can we search effectively & efficiently? In this class you will learn (and practice) methods used by expert searchers. You will learn some advanced search techniques for PubMed and create a self-study plan to hone your skills.

CE Contact Hours: 4
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Expert Searching
Course Type: Face to Face

Educational Objective: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: • Translate search requests into appropriate search terms • Build a search strategy, modify it, and improve it • Outline steps to support a systematic review • Develop a plan for maintaining and improving search skills

Agenda:

Agenda
12:30 – 2:30
	Welcome & introductions
	Request analysis
	Finding search terms w/exercises
	Search construction
2:30 – 2:45
	Break
2:45 – 4:00
	Search techniques for PubMed 
	Practice Exercises
	Improving Search Results
	Systematic Reviews
4:00 – 4:30
	Keeping Current
	Wrap up & final questions

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises.