The aim of this course is to give you a basic training on how to create a systematic search strategy in an effective way, find optimal search terms, and search for scientific information in PubMed (Medline) and in the citation databases Web of Science, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Other databases may also be demonstrated.
This training course is intended for PhD-students and researchers in medicine and health sciences.
English (the lecture will be held in Norwegian if no English speaking participants register)
Lectures and hands-on exercises.
We have laptops for the participants, but it is possible to use your own laptop. The library has a wireless NTNU-network (Eduroam) and St Olavs-network for staff and guests.
There will be a lunch break during the course so bring your own lunch (or you can use the canteen in the first floor). The library will serve free tea and coffee during the course.
What will you learn:
An increasingly number of papers are published within medicine and natural sciences and it is often difficult to navigate within this information jungle. The aim of this course is to give you a basic training on how to search systematically for scientific information in PubMed (Medline) in an effective way and in the citation databases Web of Science, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Other databases may also be demonstrated.
* How to choose the correct database.
* How to create a systematic search strategy and find optimal search terms (PICO).
* How to use Boolean operators (AND/OR), thesaurus (MESH) and limit functions in PubMed optimally.
* What to do with search results (export to file, email and reference management programs like EndNote).
* How to find full text of an interesting article.
* How to order article copies (using Oria).
* How to personalize PubMed (MyNCBI) to be able to save searches and make email alerts.
* How do I use citation databases like Web of science, Scopus and Google Scholar.
NB! This course is 100% overlapping with our PubMed courses, but has additional information on other topics (as stated above).