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Instructor-led course

Provided by: Cambridge University Library


This course has 2 scheduled runs. To book a place, please choose your preferred date:


2017


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Medicine: The "Big Four" Databases For Your Literature Search
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Description

One session - four medicine and life science databases - widest coverage for your literature search. PubMed is great, but it doesn't cover all the journals relevant to life sciences and medicine. Embase, Web of Science and Scopus can also be relevant and each covers unique material. Come to this hands-on session to learn how to get the best from each of these "4 tops".

Target audience
  • Postgraduates in Science, and Medicine in particular
  • Researchers in Science, and Medicine in particular
  • Further details regarding Cambridge University Library's eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered
  • PubMed
  • Embase
  • Web of Knowledge
  • Scopus
Aims
  • To learn to search PubMed, Embase, Web of Knowledge and Scopus effectively and efficiently using a variety of techniques
  • To discover how to make use of the unique functionality of the different databases
  • To learn how to import references into EndNote in order to create and manipulate a bibliography
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Notes
  • To enter the University Library you must have either a current University of Cambridge ID card or a current Reader's Ticket. For more information and to apply for a Reader's Ticket, please see the Admissions webpages
Duration

One session of three hours

Frequency

A number of times per term

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Theme
Medicine

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