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William Osler Health System - Nursing: Training Sessions Tips and Tricks

Library Training Sessions - Tips and Tricks Series

PubMed Tips and Tricks

PubMed® is a free database that comprises of more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Please join us as the WOHS Health Sciences Library showcases tips and tricks on how to search this database efficiently and effectively. In this session you will learn about:

  • New PubMed Interface (released May 2020)
  • My NCBI
  • Keyword searching
  • MeSH
  • Phrase searching
  • Book shelf
  • Clinical Queries

Google Tips and Tricks

Google is one of the most popular search engines on the internet.  It is predominantly the first place everyone goes to when they begin a search.  Please join the WOHS Health Sciences Library as we explore Google and provide tips and tricks on searching it more effectively and efficiently.  In this session you will learn about

  • How Google works/searches
  • Various search tools you can use
    • Quotation marks for phrase searching
    • Allintitle
    • Using Wildcards
    • …and many more

CINAHL Tips and Tricks

CINAHL provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Literature covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  In addition, CINAHL Database provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters. It includes full-text journals, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials. Please join the WOHS Health Sciences Library as we explore this nursing and allied health database. We will teach you how to effectively search for the quality information you need.  In this session you will learn about:

  • Basic and advanced searching
  • Keyword searching, Subject Headings and subheadings
  • Using Limiters
  • Concept searching
  • Accessing E-books
  • And many more. 

Google Scholar Tips and Tricks

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. You can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Join the WOHS Health Sciences Library as we show you how to navigate this search engine and obtain the quality results that you need.