Tag Archives: searching techniques

Smart Searching Modules

An online resource from Flinders University with tips and tricks to enhance literature search techniques for librarians and researchers, especially in the health sector, who want to develop and test their search strategies. Thanks to Cheryl Twomey of Phi for … Continue reading

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e-Learning for Health Information Professionals in Uganda

As part of the continued partnership between health libraries located in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex and the Sir Albert Cooke Medical Library, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, a two day eLearing workshop is being delivered in Uganda on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Problems of accessing Medline in the developing world

Even if many universities, colleges, hospitals and organizations working in the area of health development have access to the internet and different free websites to search for health information and research, only a few people can access this research on … Continue reading

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Searching for African research

“Developing a geographic search filter to identify randomized controlled trials in Africa: finding the optimal balance between sensitivity and precision” This is the title of research done in South Africa and the UK. They found that geographic location is not … Continue reading

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Time saving? INASP guide for science researchers

This is just one of INASP’s many helpful resources. It is a step by step guide to enable researchers (not just health scientists) to access the journal articles they want. About 80% of top ranking science journals are available to … Continue reading

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What do Google, Facebook and others think is relevant for you?

Personalization seems to be all the rage even on the internet, but it can mean that on the first page of Google, the results provided are those which it (Google) thinks you want to see. This is largely based on … Continue reading

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Why do researchers use “Gateway sites” to find journal articles?

Sites such as Google Scholar, Web of Knowledge and PubMed cover a vast number of journals. This makes these sites massively powerful and influential even though they cannot cover all the relevant literature. The report also tackles the question of … Continue reading

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