Key Features

  • The material in this text, including exercises, tips, and questions, is practical, helping the user with issues they actually need help with.
  • Generous number of illustrations helps to shed light on the more difficult topics.
  • Content meets an important need in an efficient way, so that practitioners do not have to spend a lot of time reading about it.
  • Information provided directly relates the health care practice.
  • Authors are active researchers, so they are well aware of the common problems and commonly asked questions.

Table of Contents

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

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

Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
192
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702036644
Print ISBN:
9780443074509

About the author

Alison Brettle

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Health Care Practice Research and Development Unit, University of Salford, UK