Monday, June 22, 2020
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rob Wright, MLS, Johns Hopkins University, Welch Medical Library
An expert literature search, which strives for comprehensiveness, requires a set of logically combined concepts and a thorough understanding of the controlled vocabulary, field searching, search operators, and other advanced searching capabilities of individual databases. This hands-on session will introduce a search-building workflow for PubMed within an animal replacement context. Participants will practice the following skills: using the MeSH Database to find preferred search terms, using field tags to format keywords, combining concepts and terms with Boolean operators, building searches using the PubMed advanced search feature, and using strategies to assess search quality.