Database Searching for Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Summer Students
Does your summer job involve doing a literature review for a final poster or presentation? Will you be working on a systematic review? Sign up for one of these three simultaneous sessions designed to give you a refresher on how to do a thorough and detailed literature search.
ECHA L1-350 (Students working in Basic Sciences and Life Sciences)
ECHA L1-270 (Students working in Systematic Reviews)
ECHA L1-250 (Students working in Clinical Research areas)
These sessions are restricted to summer students employed by the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
Introduction to Systematic Review Searching - RCPSC CME Credit Available
This session will provide an overview of the requirements for systematic review searches. This session will consist of lectures, practical exercises, and hands-on database searching. By the end of the session participants will be able to:
1. Identify systematic reviews and distinguish them from other reviews,
2. Recognize the breadth of resources required to execute a systematic review search,
3. Develop a well formulated search question and structure a search using the PICO format,
4. Know how to apply appropriate date, language and publication type limits,
5. Document a search in a standardized form,
6. Understand the importance of peer-review of systematic review searches
7. Recognize the level of expert searching needed for a systematic review
Participants are encouraged to bring search topics, but this is not required.
This session is part of the "Information Skills for Health Professionals" program, a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
To be placed on a waiting list for a full session, please contact Caroline Lieffers firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to RefWorks (Health Sciences)
Learn to use this web-based citation manager to create and store references, cite them in Word documents and automatically format bibliographies in a number of reference styles. The emphasis in this session will be on the use of RefWorks for health science databases and resources. More information about RefWorks is located at http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/refworks