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Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice Search Module- Intermediate

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Module 3: Intermediate searching using subject headings (Step 2 B)

Complete this module to learn how to plan a successful search in resources that can be searched using keywords. The module will take approx. 1 hour to complete, not including additional readings.


Video 1: Using the search strategy worksheet- SUBJECT HEADINGS (24:06 mins)

Key learning outcomes: watching this video will help you plan your search so that you can more effectively search for the information you need. You will also learn about subject headings.


Video 2: Refining your search in TRIP database (1:05 mins)

Key learning outcomes: watching this video will show you how to search  TRIP database to find practice guidelines.


Videos 3-4: Searching Ovid Medline using SUBJECT HEADINGS (7:47 mins + 6:46 mins)

Key learning outcomes: watching these 2 videos will show you how to search Ovid Medline

Voir aussi: MEDLINE : Information de base (Guide - aide à la recherche) et l'outil HonSelect pour traduire les termes MeSH et voir leur définition.


Video 5-7: Searching Cinahl using SUBJECT HEADINGS (5:44 mins + 5:53 mins + 4:55 mins)

Key learning outcomes: watching these 3 videos will show you how to search Cinahl

Voir aussi: Effectuer une recherche par sujet dans CINAHL (video 5:09 mins)


Important: you must watch all videos in order to complete the Search-Intermediate Module.

Readings & Resources:

  • Practice Scenario;
  • Search Strategy Worksheet
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