Advanced Searching on The Cochrane Library

Topic category Information and communication technology
Date and Location
Date: 
Monday 1 October 2012 - 07:30 - 08:45
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
Wiley-Blackwell
Contact persons and facilitators
Contact person Affiliation Country
Gavin Stewart (Contact this person) John, Wiley & Sons United Kingdom
Facilitator Affiliation Country
Colleen Finley John Wiley & Sons, Inc USA
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors, consumers, researchers
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Intermediate
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Training
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
To provide regular users with a general overview of the interface, features and functionality of The Cochrane Library

Description:
This workshop is designed for regular searchers of The Cochrane Library. It will provide a general overview of the interface, features and functionality followed by a detailed hands-on session, including exercises, searching The Cochrane Library online via www.thecochranelibrary.com. The workshop will provide participants with an understanding of The Cochrane Library search engine behaviours including Boolean and proximity operators, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), search strategies, search history, citation export and alerting services. Users will also gain experience in using reference linking via CrossRef and PubMed - an initiative to enable users to click on a reference in The Cochrane Library and be taken directly to the cited material.