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Evidence-based Research: How to Start, Where to Look

Evidence-based Research: How to Start, Where to Look Online

Having a focused research question is the first step to finding evidence-based research. When you know what kind of question you are asking, you can better identify the resources that will give you the answers you need, whether that is from a point-of-care tool like Dynamic Health or BMJ Best Practice, or from a research database like PubMed. This session will be an orientation to the various ways you can locate the answers you need—no matter the question.

Learning objectives:

  • Differentiate between a foreground and background research question.
  • Use tools like PICO to break your question into search concepts for larger databases.
  • Identify and use relevant resources for different types of research questions.

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: Searching by Kendell Fitzgerald

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
10:00am - 10:45am
Time Zone:
Atlantic Time (change)
All Zones
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This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.


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:

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': 

  1. Paste the Teams meeting link into a Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser address bar
  2. On the web page that opens, select Continue on this browser
  3. Enter your name and choose your audio/video settings
  4. 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

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