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Finding Evidence-Based Results in PubMed - This class is under revision and not being taught at this time


To explore PubMed features that facilitates and informs evidence-based research, by identifying the best information available in clinical research areas. This approach will use study characteristics (i.e.: research design and methods) and reviews (including systematic reviews) of the current literature. In achieving this, it will focus on essential vocabulary used to describe study characteristics, clinical queries (clinical study categories), systematic reviews and comparative effectiveness Research (CER) searches. This one-hour class is designed for users having a specific advanced research or health policy interest.


Hands-on Exercises
Case Method


  1. Study Characteristics  (10 min)   
    1. Research Design   
  2. Methods Reviews   (25 min)   
    1. Various Subset Strategies   
    2. Systematic Reviews
  3. Clinical Queries  (25 min)

Course Materials

Handouts and Brochure PDF

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 2 or 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be delivered through the mail at a later date.


Southeastern Atlantic Region

Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, ,


PJ Grier, Outreach/Access Coordinator, NN/LM, SE/A Region