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What is a literature search?
A systematic and thorough search of published literature in order to collect information about a particular topic.
Why do we do literature searches?
- Create research proposals
- Collect evidence on effectiveness of clinical treatments
- To make a clinical decision
- Gather information for presentations
Skills for Life
Learning efficient and effective search skills is useful
- To answer everyday clinical questions
- To find background information for research
- To stay current in your area of expertise
- To build personal confidence and
- To ensure professional competence
As a result, you will gain a LIFELONG LEARNING SKILL FOR EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE AND RESEARCH.
, Citation Management
, Clinical Care/Decision
, Evidence Based Practice
, Library Resources
, Occupational Therapy
, Physical Therapy
, Research & Support
, Respiratory Care