Thursday, October 10th, 2013
10:30am – 12pm
Enterprise Training Room 72.169
1500 Capitol Ave, Sacramento
(Turn left as you enter the building and proceed through the double doors to the Enterprise Training Room)
RSVP by Tuesday, October 8, 2013 to Michael Sholinbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 642-2510. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.
This class will cover the basics of topic formulation, and how a database index (a set of subject terms) works. You will also learn about databases to search besides PubMed, and will learn how to critically evaluate what you find in these databases.
PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 12 participants. A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an additional class. Some seats may be available on the day of the class so if you don’t register in advance, you can just show up to see if there is availability.
It is recommended, but not required, that you have some experience or familiarity with searching PubMed.
Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.
NEW: A certificate of completion will be available to the class participants.
* Are you interested in learning about databases besides PubMed where you can find articles and more?
* Want to know about sources of systematic reviews and grey literature?
* Want to practice using these databases with some hands-on exercises?
* Do you want to know how to search databases more effectively by using index terms (aka subject terms, thesaurus terms, descriptors)?
If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Literature Searching: Beyond PubMed & More, Hands-on class!
Topics covered will include:
1. How to come up with a good topic for literature searching
2. The basics of indexing
3. Databases beyond PubMed, including sources for systematic reviews and grey literature
4. Critically evaluating what you find