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Module 4: Search Tools


Overview of Module 4:

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Module 4 Handouts:

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Web Resources

Clinical Utility Guide

Search Plan

Search Plan Worksheet Example

Tools Summary


I. Search Engines that are Electronically Available (Use handout)

a. Types of search engines and overlap between them
b. Starting from meta-analyses and systematic reviews to more specifics

II. Using Search Terms

a. Example of search terms
b. Group brainstorm about search terms for question
c. Group search “plan” (Use handout)

III. Using Moles (Table 4.3 from Gibbs)





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