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Searching and Summarizing Scientific Literature

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Date Developed: 5/10/2013. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Gail Kouame. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.


This webinar provides helpful techniques for searching scientific literature and other important sources for public health information. Gail Kouame, Outreach Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, walks participants through the step-by-step processes for navigating key databases and explains the process used in systematic reviews. Presentation slides are available for download.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the process used in systematic reviews and identify a key source (the Community Guide).

• Be able to use recommended guidelines for searching the scientific literature.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.