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Searching databases for Medical and Health Sciences information

Are you undertaking studies or more advanced research in the field of Medical and Health Sciences? Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries and Learning Services is pleased to present two new sessions to help you build effective database searching skills.

Finding information (FMHS)
– An introduction to database searching

Do you need to find academic articles for your assignments but are unsure where to start? In this interactive workshop, you will learn skills to:

  • Develop a search plan for your assignment questions.
  • Enter your search using medical databases.
  • Use search tools to broaden and narrow your search results.

This workshop is suited to new students, as well as current students who are looking for a refresher in the basics of building database searching strategies.

When: 12noon-1pm, Monday, 13 March 2023
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Advanced searching
– Using Medline for medical and health content

A well-crafted search enhances the quality of your research. In this online seminar, you will learn about using Medline to build effective search strategies, how to find more relevant research and save time through efficient searching.

Medline is the essential database for health-based research – especially scoping and systematic reviews. Using this database:

  • Enhances the quality of your review.
  • Aligns you with gold standard practice.
  • Enables you to produce research to the standard expected of publishers.

This session is suited to postgraduate students, PhD candidates and staff.

When: 12noon-1pm, Friday, 17 March 2023
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  • Emily Grant commented on 13/03/2023

    Kia ora,

    I think this session will be really useful to me but I work as TA Fridays 9-1pm so will not be able to make it. Is there any chance of the session being recorded?


    • Libraries and Learning Services commented on 14/03/2023

      Kia ora Emily,
      Thanks for this question! The session will be recorded, and we recommend that you register, as we will provide details on how to access the recording afterwards to all those who have registered. 
      Ngā mihi nui

      • Rebecca commented on 21/03/2023

        Hi there, i wasn’t able to attend and didnt register – is it still possible to get access to the recording of the session? Thanks, Rebecca

        • Libraries and Learning Services commented on 22/03/2023

          Kia ora Rebecca,
          Thanks for checking about how to access the recording. Please submit an Ask us request and our staff will then email it to you.
          Ngā mihi nui

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