Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, 10:00am-11:30am
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA
RSVP by Monday, April 11th to Michael Sholinbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.
NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.
PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 16 participants. A waiting list will be created, if appropriate, for an additional class.
Some seats may be available on the day of the class so if you don’t register in advance, you may show up to see if there is availability.
It is recommended, but not required, that you already have some experience or familiarity with searching PubMed.
Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.
* 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 think about your topic to improve your literature search
2. The basics of indexing
3. Databases beyond PubMed, including sources for systematic reviews and grey literature
4. Critically evaluating what you find
In this class you will learn the basics of search topic formulation, and how a database index (a set of subject terms, such as PubMed’s MeSH) works. You will also learn about databases to search besides PubMed, including sources of systematic reviews, and “grey literature.” Also covered will be how to critically evaluate what you find from your searches.
These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.
A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online to help you plan ahead for the classes that would be most helpful to your work.