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 New!!! Evidence Based Medicine - Searching The Literature Course 


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Searching the Literature

The Children’s Hospital Colorado Medical Library and University of Colorado Health Sciences Library in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics is pleased to offer this brand new computer-based training course.  This two hour EBM workshop has been developed to assist any trainee who is in the early stages of developing a biomedical research project.  This course is a great prerequisite for additional evidence-based medicine training courses, such as the Department of Pediatrics course, Biostatistics for Clinicians.

What will I learn in this course?

Trainees will learn to navigate a variety of online medical search engines, formulate a searchable question, structure a computerized database search, along with learning the pros and cons of different information sources.   At the end of this course trainees should be able to:

  • Recognize options for limiting literature search retrieval to valid and reliable research studies appropriate for clinical decision making
  • Search The Cochrane Library, Dynamed, FIRSTConsult, ACP Journal Club, and other clinical information support resources
  • Limit an Ovid or EMBASE search to evidence based limits
  • Search PubMed MEDLINE using "Clinical Queries" and learn to how set up NCBI filters for EBHC
  • Recognize how using EndNote can benefit writing and publishing

Trainees will also have an opportunity to demonstrate their search skills for two clinical scenarios.  Competence will be gaged by how many relevant articles are found, the content and terms used, the methodological terms used, the databases searched and demonstrating skills in the use of Endnote.

When and where is this course?

  • When: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  • What time: 5:00 pm – 7:00
  • Where: Children’s Hospital Colorado Village Pavilion, Canyon lands/Denali training room

       2nd floor of the Village Pavilion)

  • Cost: Free

*Food and beverage will be provided

Who is teaching this course?

Lisa K. Traditi, MLS, AHIP
Associate Professor
Head of Education & Research
University of Colorado Health Sciences Library

Kristen DeSanto, MSLS, MS, RD, AHIP
Manager of Library Services
Children’s Hospital Colorado, Clinical and Research Library

Marie St. Pierre, MLIS, AHIP
Medical Librarian
Children's Hospital Colorado, Clinical and Research Library

How do I register?

*If you are planning to register for this course, please take a moment to complete this short pre-course survey, so we can isolate areas of interest and structure the course to fit your needs.   

To be added to the roster for this course, please complete the registration form below.  You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration, along with detailed instructions about the content and location of this course.