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Retrieving Clinical Evidence: Using PubMed & Google Scholar For Quick Clinical Searches

The availability of clinical evidence on the Internet has greatly expanded with more databases than ever before, which can be difficult to navigate. This course will explore the differences between Google Scholar and PubMed, present the strengths of each, and offer examples of when to use one database over the other. Additionally, this class will instruct participants on how to link Google Scholar with the St. Michael’s library collection for expanded access to full-text. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

•    Understand the strengths and scopes of Google Scholar and PubMed
•    Understand the differences between the two databases
•    Identify times to use one database over the other
•    Use the Library Link function in Google Scholar

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience: All staff and students

Duration: 1 hour

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