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Guided Search


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Library and Knowledge Service

Sir Thomas Browne Library

3:45pm - 4:45pm

An structured session on the use of the Healthcare Databases and Searching (HDAS) tool provided by NICE to find information on your topic of interest. You will complete a search under the guidance of the course facilitator.The session will include an outline of the following topics: free-text searching; use of MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) terms; use of Thesaurus terms; adding limits; combining terms; saving and collating results. This would also be suitable for participants who have completed their own search and would like assurance of its accuracy.

Use the HDAS tool to effectively and efficiently conduct literature searches. 
*Understanding of search structure
*Use of free-text, MeSH and Thesaurus search terms
*Limiting searches
*Combining search terms
*Collating, saving and exporting results

1 hour CPD
This skills session has no organisation restrictions
This skills session has no job role restrictions