Finding and Searching for Evidence

This module includes 3 parts:

  • Part 1 - Formulating a clinical question
  • Part 2 - Searching databases
  • Part 3 – Demonstration of a search

Part 1 Topics

  • Where do questions and searching fit into the Evidence-based Medicine/Practice?\
  • EBM process
  • Why is the question important?
  • Clinical questions

Part 2 Topics

  • Using question to search
  • Searching

Part 3 Topic

  • Demonstration of a search with Derick Yates

Your Instructor

Derick Yates
Derick Yates

Derick Yates has been in his current role as an Evidence-Based Practice tutor at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust for almost 20 years and during that time he has trained clinicians, nurses, midwives and students from all backgrounds and at all levels of experience in information skills, particularly focusing on the first two steps of evidence-based practice i.e., writing clinical questions and searching for information. Derick also leads the literature search service providing literature searches to inform evidence-based practice and research and has been credited as co-author on several systematic reviews published in peer reviewed journals or presented at conferences and has been acknowledged (and gone unacknowledged) for providing literature searches for dozens of journal articles down the years.

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