Education & CPD

Getting the most from your library: advanced library searching techniques


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add to basket or download application form   Contact the PDC on 01 664 0641
  •   Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 09:45
  •   Start: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme is aimed at nurses and midwives who would like to develop their information seeking skills in order to avail of the most up-to-date information for clinical practice, reflection and policy development. This programme will assist participants who are undertaking academic programmes and will provide them with valuable lifelong skills in information literacy. Guidance will be provided on the use of keywords, Boolean logic, and limiting and broadening of results. The programme involves a practical element whereby participants will have the opportunity to develop a search strategy and use it to search a database. Strategies for the evaluation and critique of online resources will be discussed.
  • Tuesday, 20 October 2020

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:15
    Adavanced Searching Techniques
  • 11:15
  • 11:30
    Practical Session - Advanced Searching
  • 13:00
  • 13:45
    Relevant and Evaluation of Web resources
  • 14:15
    Managing Information Managaing Information Practical Session
  • 15:30
    Questions and Answers
  • 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Wakefield, A., (2015) Synthesising the literature as part of a literature review, Nursing Standard, pp. 44–51..

  2. Ward-Smith, P., (2016) The fine print of literature reviews, Urologic Nursing, pp. 253-254.

  3. Leen, B., Bell, M. and McQuillan, P., (2014) Evidence-based practice: A practice manual .

  4. Rohan, A., (2013) The Write Method , World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery, pp 39.

  5. Fowler, J., (2007) Reflective writing, thinking and writing at masters level: a reflective passage, British Journal of Nursing, pp 887-90.

  6. Rose, J., (2011) Get to the point, Nursing Standard, pp 61.

  7. Thompson, A. & Horne, C., (2011) It’s Academic, Nursing Standard, pp 6.

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