6_EBC1_Lit_searching

6_EBC1_Lit_searching - Literature searching A literature...

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© 2006 Literature searching A literature search identifies relevant information sources that are used to answer clinical questions
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Evidence-based © 2006 The objective of literature searches Primarily to find journal articles Other useful sources: Books, conference proceedings, book chapters, theses, government documents, and websites
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Evidence-based © 2006 Defined searches are a must Because of the vastness of some databases, searching can be a daunting task e.g., PubMed lists 4,800 biomedical journals More than 15 million citations Vague searches may produce an unmanageable number of articles Searching PubMed for “headache” 37,147
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Evidence-based © 2006 Search and retrieval systems Databases can be searched quickly and easily when focused search strategies are utilized The best results occur when the search is carefully planned in advance Less likely to miss important articles A great deal of time can be saved
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Evidence-based © 2006 Databases A database is a collection of data that is organized in such a way that it is quick and easy to search for and retrieve specific information using a computer Databases used in EBP contain bibliographic data from journal articles, books, reviews, etc. Can be accessed from a remote source using an Internet connection
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Evidence-based © 2006 Databases are organized Fields Single bits of information e.g., title, author, journal name etc. Records Collections of fields e.g., the complete citation Files Groups of records
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Evidence-based © 2006 Example PubMed record Lisi AJ, Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. An exploratory study of provocation testing with padded wedges: can prone blocking demonstrate a directional preference? J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Feb;27(2):103-8.
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course EBC 1000 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '10 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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6_EBC1_Lit_searching - Literature searching A literature...

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