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Workshops: searching in Medical and Health Sciences databases

Are you pursuing studies or research in Medical and Health Sciences? Join us at Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries and Learning Services for a series of three workshop sessions designed to develop your medical database searching skills.

This series will take you from basic understanding to advanced expertise in systematic reviews and medical database searching.

Understanding Systematic Reviews: getting your Systematic Review started

Looking to master literature searches for research synthesis? This interactive workshop is designed to get you started with systematic and comprehensive literature searching. This online session is suited to postgraduate students, PhD candidates and staff.

You will learn how to:

  • Develop effective search strategies for systematic reviews.
  • Identify and utilise relevant databases and sources.
  • Manage and refine your search results efficiently.

This in-person workshop is ideal for anyone involved in evidence synthesis, from beginners to those seeking to enhance their search skills. Join us to confidently design and execute literature searches that meet the highest standards of systematic reviews.

Date: Wednesday 14 August 2024
Time: 12–1.30pm
Location: Grafton Campus, Room 503-120

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From novice to navigator: an introduction to searching medical databases

Need to find academic articles for your assignments, but not sure where to start? This interactive workshop will help you to get started with database searching.

You will learn how 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 online workshop is suitable for new students, as well as current students who are looking for a refresher in the basics of building search strategies.

Date: Tuesday 20 August
Location: Online

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Searching Medline effectively: advanced search strategies for medical databases

Want to enhance the quality of your research? This interactive workshop focuses on Medline to help you build effective search strategies.

You will learn skills which:

  • Enhance the quality of your review
  • Align you with gold standard practice
  • Enable you to produce research to the standard expected by publishers

This online session is perfect for postgraduate students, PhD candidates, and staff. Join us to find more relevant research and save time with efficient searching using Medline, the essential database for health-based research.

Date: Thursday 22 August

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