Literature Searching 101: Finding the Info You Need Online
Finding evidence-based research begins with a well-constructed, searchable question. Take control over your search results by clearly articulating what you want to find. In this session, we will explore the process of breaking down complex research questions into key concepts using established tools like PICO. We will then review how to enter a research question into a database to find the literature you are looking for. If full-text is not available, don’t worry—we will cover how to complete a document delivery request to access full-text articles.
By the end of this 30-minute session, you will be able to:
- Use the PICO framework to formulate a clinical question
- Break down your clinical question into key search concepts
- Select the best resource(s) to search, based on your question
- Locate relevant evidence-based literature
- Complete a Document Delivery request
Recommended for: Staff, physicians and/or researchers looking to increase their information seeking skills. This session is valuable to staff engaged in the creation of knowledge resources (guidelines, policies, pamphlets, original research).
Related LibGuide: Home by Katie McLean
- Monday, November 27, 2023
- 10:00am - 10:30am
- Time Zone:
- Atlantic Time (change)
- All Zones
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
*** BEFORE YOU REGISTER ***
To participate in an online session, you will need:
- An audio output device connected (headphones or speakers) to be able to hear the instructor
- If you do not have an audio input device (webcam or microphone), you may type in the chat window
- Experience using chat
- Experience copying/pasting text and URLs
If you do not meet the above requirements, please consider requesting a one-on-one consult.
To make the session more accessible, check out the following videos that include instruction on how to enable live captions and use PowerPoint Live features such as magnification and high contrast colours:
- How to make meetings more accessible and inclusive with Microsoft Teams [YouTube]
- Make presentations more accessible with PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams [YouTube]
You can join the Teams meeting on your computer or mobile app using the URL you will receive in the Confirmation and Reminder emails.
You can join a Teams meeting whether or not you have a Teams account. If you don't have an account, follow these steps to join as a 'Guest':
- Paste the Teams meeting link into a Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser address bar
- On the web page that opens, select Continue on this browser
- Enter your name and choose your audio/video settings
- Click Join now
For more information on joining as a 'Guest', please go to: Joining a Teams Meeting without a Teams account*
For more information on Teams Meetings, please check out: https://intra.nshealth.ca/UCS/BPS/SitePages/Teams.aspx*. The Join a Teams Meeting video on this page provides useful information for new Microsoft Teams users.
*Internal link, you must be on the Nova Scotia Health network and use Microsoft Edge to access