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Finding the Evidence for Practice

A Workbook for Health Professionals

Practical and easy-to-use, this text effectively introduces different sources of information and how to use them. Its unique format is meant to increase the user's awareness of available health-related references and to help the user understand techniques involved in undertaking a literature search. Such knowledge aids in demystifying the jargon associated with computer-based research and helps readers carry out searches efficiently and effectively.


Published: December 2003

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07450-9


  • Introduction

    Section 1: Sources of Information

    1. Where Do I Go for Information
    2. Evidence-Based Sources of Information
    3. The Internet

    Section 2: Undertaking a Literature Search
    4. Approaching the Search
    5. Stages of a Search
    6. Conclusions and Final Tips

    Section 3: Practical Exercises
    7. Practical Exercises
    8. Medline, Ovid Interface
    9. Medline, Silver Platter Interface
    10. Searching the Internet for Health Care Information
    11. Searching the National Electronic Library for Health (NeLH)
    12. CINAHL: Ovid interface
    13. CINAHL: Silver Platter interface

    1. Evaluation Tools
    2. Optimal Search Strategies
    3. Critical Appraisal of Web Sites



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