Undergraduate Summer Students' Research Program

Resources

Searching Medline and CINAHL

This is a demonstration and hands=on introduction to searching two important health databases: Medline and CINAHL

By the end of the session, students will know:

  • when to choose each database
  • how to create a structured search in each database
  • how to search in specific fields (search in title/author, etc)
  • how to limit a search (date/language/age group)
  • how to prepare records for export to citation managers

Participants are encouraged to bring research questions.

Restricted University of Alberta Faculty, Staff, and Students. CCID and password are required for participation.

This class will be offered on the following dates:

  1. March 25 (register here)
  2. May 4, (registration opens April 1)
  3. May 27 (registration opens April 1)
  4. June 9 (registration opens May 1)
  5. June 23 (registration opens May 1)

Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: W. Mackenzie Health Sciences Computer Lab 2F.102 (Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre), John W. Scott Health Sciences Library

Introduction to Systematic Review Searching

Systematic reviews are a specific research methodology, primarily used in the health sciences. This session will provide an overview of the requirements for systematic review searches. This session will consist of lectures, practical exercises, and hand-on database searching.

This class will be offered on the following dates:

  1. April 8, 9 - 12 p.m. (register here)
  2. May 12, 9 - 12 p.m. (registration opens April 1)
  3. June 1, 1 - 4 p.m. (registration opens May 1)
  4. June 18, 9 - 12 p.m. (registration opens May 1)

Location: W. Mackenzie Health Sciences Computer Lab 2F.102 (Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre), John W. Scott Health Sciences Library