Tag Archives: Literature Searching

Evidence Summary and Synthesis: a Summary by Katie Nicholas

Evidence Summary and Synthesis: a Summary[1] I hope I’m right in saying that when asked to ‘do a search’ for someone our default is usually to ask a few questions of the enquirer (if they haven’t already run away to … Continue reading

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Evidence synthesis – going beyond the reference list by John Gale

Doing literature searches for people can feel a little bit like working a sausage machine. We shovel search terms in one end, wait for HDAS to do its magic and then shovel the resulting list of references back to the … Continue reading

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LIHNN Introduction to Literature Searching MOOC – Follow Up Survey

The LIHNN Introduction to Literature Searching MOOC took place in the autumn of 2015. You can read about the development of the course and the initial evaluation in the report which was published in January 2016. In January of this year … Continue reading

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Being acknowledged in research by Eva Thackeray

A while back, at one of the LIHNN Clinical Librarians group meetings, we discussed the question of how we could/should ensure that our contributions to research are acknowledged. By ‘our contributions’ we were mainly thinking of literature searches, and by … Continue reading

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Presenting searches by Michael Reid

Examples of search templates for disseminating results. Clinical Literature Search Template for Disseminating Results Management Literature Search Template – Disseminating Results Michael Reid  Clinical/Management Librarian Library, Education Centre Blackpool Victoria Hospital Whinney Heys Road Blackpool, FY3 8NR Tel: 01253 953338 … Continue reading

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Developing a local literature searching protocol for library staff by Annabel Leinster

Back in 2009/2010 our then Clinical Librarian, Victoria Treadway, attended a series of Finding Information to Support Healthcare (FISH) workshops via the LIHNN Clinical Librarians Group. The workshops were so useful that we decided to facilitate similar literature searching workshops … Continue reading

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Coming soon – the MOOC to end all MOOCs by Lisa McLaren

Next week sees the launch of the LIHNN Introduction to Literature Searching MOOC, created by Michelle Maden. For anyone who is new to this type of format, a MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course, which is free to all … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Setting up Resources for New SLAs by Rosalind McNally

The Health Information & Resources Library at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has recently established a Service Level Agreement with Blackburn with Darwen Public Health Department. I have found myself in a role where part of it is … Continue reading

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Case Study – Developing a New Approach to Presenting Your Literature Search Results by Sue Jennings

Situation: When I started at WHH as the new clinical librarian I had little experience of working in the acute sector. I was keen to learn a new subject area and thought it would be an ideal opportunity to analyse … Continue reading

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Research Summary: Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systematic review by Matt Holland

This systematic review takes a broad view of the effects of library services provided in a healthcare setting.  The question addressed is  “What are the effects of Librarian-provided services in healthcare settings on outcomes relevant to patients, healthcare providers or … Continue reading

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