Winter 2020

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Library Elevenses – Fake News

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Fake News Poster

Literature search skills workshop

Conference Room, ERC, St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Tuesday 26th February 10.00 – 12.00h.


Introduction and Outline Agenda 5 minutes Anne Madden
Developing a well-structured clinical question including groupwork practical example (PICO & SPIDER models) 15 minutes Gerry McManus
Databases – overview: CINAHL, Joanna Briggs International (JBI), PubMed/Medline, Cochrane, TRIP, Google Scholar. 10 minutes Anne Madden
Constructing a search using CINAHL

  • ·         Identifying search terms
  • ·         Using Subject Headings
  • ·         Using Advanced Search
  • ·         Boolean operators
  • ·         Limiters
  • ·         Filters
  • ·         Sensitivity and specificity
15 minutes Anne Madden
Mediated practical: developing a search strategy 30 minutes Gerry McManus/Niamh Lucey/Anne Madden
 Break/Q & A Session  10 minutes All presenters
What is grey literature, and where to look for it 10 minutes Niamh Lucey
Data management

  • reference management tools – EndNote
  • saving results 
10 minutes Anne Madden
Quality assessment tools

  • Study types and reporting checklists: Equator network
  • Sourcing Critical appraisal tools – CASP, CEBM, JBI critical appraisal tool
10 minutes Gerry McManus
Post-session assessment: feedback assessment form 5 minutes Anne Madden

Search skills training

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