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Evidence-Based Public Health Practice: Using Research and Data to Improve Your Programs Week 3: Literature Searches. Helena VonVille Library Director University of Texas School of Public Health.

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Evidence-Based Public Health Practice: Using Research and Data to Improve Your ProgramsWeek 3: Literature Searches

Helena VonVille

Library Director

University of Texas School of Public Health

This project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine National lnstitutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No NO1-LM-6-3505.

week 3 agenda
Week 3: Agenda
  •   Week 3 – Literature searches
    • Access to research literature
      • Guidelines
      • Systematic reviews
    • Online databases
      • How to search databases
      • Full text searches
      • Citation searches
      • Evaluation of articles
sources of research systematic reviews
Sources of Research:Systematic Reviews
  • What is a systematic review?
    • SRs use scientific methodology to evaluate interventions
      • Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation
      • Replicable
      • Include aims
        • Often use PICO to frame question
      • May include meta-analyses
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Sources of Research:Systematic Reviews
  • Cochrane Reviews
  • EPPI-Centre:
    • Search for Health Promotion Reviews
  • Evidence Reports (AHRQ)
  • Campbell Collaboration
    • Education, crime and justice, and social welfare
sources of research guidelines best practices
Sources of Research: Guidelines & Best Practices
  • Using What Works (NCI)
  • Evaluated & vetted research
    • TheCommunityGuide.org
    • Clinical Practice Guidelines (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
      • National Guideline Clearinghouse
    • Promising Practices Network
sources of research original research literature
Sources of Research:Original Research Literature
  • Access to full text articles
    • Through TexShare databases
    • Through open access journals
    • Through DSHS Medical and Research Library
      • Contact them for eligibility
        • http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/library/default.shtm
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Sources of Research:Original Research Literature
  • TexShare Databases
    • Available through local public library
    • Excellent FT access to journals
    • No cost to you
    • Proxy server used for remote access
      • IT may block for security reasons
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Sources of Research:Original Research Literature
  • Favorite databases
    • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)
    • Medline (Ebsco)
    • Health Source: Nursing & Consumer (Ebsco)
    • NetLibrary (OCLC; online books)
  • What is available?
    • Houston Public Library databases
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