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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Advanced Literature Searching

Do you want to train people to become "advanced searchers"? At Pennine Acute we were getting feedback that the introduction to literature searching training sessions were "too basic". A lot of people already know the subject areas of the databases and the difference between freetext and thesaurus searching.
How could we develop a more advanced session?
Well we have based it on the popular book, How to read a paper. The book has a literature searching chapter outlining common problems searchers have. We translated the problems to meet our needs and guide users through the solutions. Feedback so far has been excellent.

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