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Title Systematic searching : practical ideas for improving results / edited by Paul Levay and Jenny Craven.
Imprint London : Facet Publishing, 2019.
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 SMHS Library FSH  W 26.5 SYS 2019    DUE 06-11-19


Phys. Description xxix, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : where are we now? -- Innovative approaches to systematic reviewing -- Searching for broad-based topics -- Choosing the right databases and search techniques -- Gathering evidence from grey literature and unpublished data -- Social media as a source of evidence -- Text mining for information specialists -- Using linked data for evidence synthesis -- Evidence surveillance to keep up to date with new research -- Training the next generation of information specialists -- Collaborative working to improve searching -- Communication for information specialists -- The information specialist as an expert searcher -- Conclusion: where do we go from here?
Summary In resource poor, cost saving times, this book provides practical advice on new methods and technologies involved in systematic searching and explores the role of information professionals in delivering these changes The editors bring together expert international practitioners and researchers to highlight the latest thinking on systematic searching. Beginning by looking at the methods and techniques underlying systematic searching, the book then examines the current challenges and the potential solutions to more effective searching in detail, before considering the role of the information specialist as an expert searcher. Systematic Searching blends theory and practice and takes into account different approaches to information retrieval with a special focus being given to searching for complex topics in a health-related environment. The book does not presume an in-depth prior knowledge or experience of systematic searching and includes case studies, practical examples and ideas for further research and reading.
Subject Information Storage and Retrieval -- methods.
Data Collection.
Medical Informatics.
Information Seeking Behavior.
Research Design.
Other Number GBB8N5717 bnb
Alt Author Levay, Paul, editor.
Craven, Jenny, 1961-, editor.
ISBN 9781783303731 (pbk.)
1783303735 (pbk.)