Developing skills for nurse-led practice change - Literature Searching

Published Catarina de Freitas on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:10

Developing skills for nurse-led practice change - Literature Searching

2 June 2023

This practical workshop provides an introduction to literature searching.

Literature searches are an important way of identifying research to support evidence-based practice, guideline development, professional development and further research. This session covers the following topics:

  • turning a question onto a search strategy
  • choosing search terms
  • search tips and accessing medical and health databases

It describes basis and more advanced techniques for conducting a systematic search.


Geoff Hill, Clinical Librarian, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Geoff Hill is a clinical librarian at the Health Science Library. He provides support to evidence-based practice and research for all staff of Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Victorian Mental Health services. Prior to becoming a librarian Geoff worked in allied health for many years.

Course Details

Nurse at laptop
Course type
30 mins
Curriculum Area
Research (incl. Clinical Trials)
Leadership and Non-Technical Skills
Early to mid career researcher
Senior researcher / scientist

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