PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe
This course will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice. We will cover definitions of terms, hierarchies of quantitative and qualitative evidence, formulating an evidence-based question, developing effective search strategies in PubMed to identify appropriate citations, and introduce the concept of critical appraisal of the evidence.
By the end of this class, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the concepts in evidence-based research and recognize how to ask effective answerable questions
- Understand the difference between types of studies and the related literature and be able to use these correctly in search strategies
- Identify areas of future study
- 2 Hour course
- 4 Hour course
- Agenda (23 kb, rev: Oct 3, 2013)
- 4 hour PowerPoint Presentation (854 kb, rev: Oct 9, 2013)
- Course Bibliography (27 kb, rev: Mar 24, 2014)
- The CAT: Critically Appraised Topic (35 kb, rev: Oct 3, 2013)
- CONSORT 2010 checklist of information to include when reporting a randomised trial (224 kb, rev: Oct 3, 2013)
- Quick Quiz (23 kb, rev: Oct 3, 2013)
- Additional Resources
This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 2 and 4 contact hours of CE credit. MLA Course Listing.
Greater Midwest Region
Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(312)996-2464
Middle Atlantic Region
Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator, email@example.com, 412-624-1515, 412-624-1589
Southeastern Atlantic Region
Tony Nguyen, Outreach/Communications Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-706-2855, 410-706-2855
Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR).