212965 Evidence-based Public Health: Construct a strategic and valuable search strategy- Part II

Saturday, November 7, 2009: 10:00 AM

Arpita Bose, MLIS , NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
During this presentation, students will learn how to be expert searchers. This section will break down the complicated search questions into individual concept or facets. Students will then brainstorm synonyms for each facet and learn to incorporate MeSH terms (or other controlled vocabulary terms) into their search. They will combine the concepts, synonyms and controlled terms into a finely-tuned, valuable search strategy. By learning strategies to develop sophisticated searches, they will improve their relevancy and accuracy, saving time and energy.

Learning Objectives:
Distinguish between good qualities versus biased information. Identify key resources for finding public health information. Describe how to apply evidence-based principles in their daily practice. Construct strategic and valuable search strategies.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be planning, coordinating, or organizing this class because I have experience in organizing and coordinating continuing education classes for health professionals and librarians. In my current position I provide in-person and online instruction on the National Library of Medicine's online resources (PubMed, MedlinePlus, PH Partners, TOXNET). I have also provided instruction on evidence based medicine and bibliographic management software.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.