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This course was created by the National Library of Medicine and geared toward Nurses and other people in Allied Health.
"When conducting research, evidence-based practice is a method for framing clinical questions that will help yield optimal search results. PubMed.gov is a free research tool from the National Library of Medicine®. This course will show you how to use evidence-based practice when searching clinical questions using PubMed."
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Accurately and precisely describe your clinical question using PICO
- Convert your research question into search terms for PubMed
- Check that medical terms in your search map to Medical Subject Headings
- Use appropriate filters to refine your search results set
- Use Clinical Queries to limit results to clinically relevant literature
- Find full text linked from PubMed
- Identify your library as a source for full text articles
- Find the “My NCBI” link and recognize that as a place to store searches and citations
- Identify your librarian as a source for search assistance
- Find the PubMed Online Training page and specific tutorials relevant for continuing your training
Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice