Ask-a-Librarian: Smarter Searching in 2 Hours or Less
Finding the research you need for the clinical services you provide can be frustrating and time consuming. In 2 hours, APTA's information specialist will walk you through a variety of resources and searching techniques to help you find the literature you need more efficiently. The speaker will cover: selecting the best database for your needs; crafting a research question into a search query using the P-I-C-O framework; incorporating Boolean connectors in your search; selecting between keyword or subject searching; refining search results; and saving results for future use. Before wrapping up, the presenter will explore time-saving tools like personal research accounts with databases, creating alerts, using evidence search tools, and more. Attendees should have basic experience with database searching and bring their own devices for searching.