Available Until 2/15/2028

Searching Effectively & Efficiently

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact  Terry Jankowski <terryj@uw.edu>.

How can we search effectively & efficiently? In this class you will learn (and practice) methods used by expert searchers. You will learn some advanced search techniques for PubMed and create a self-study plan to hone your skills.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

• Translate search requests into appropriate search terms

• Build a search strategy, modify it, and improve it

• Outline steps to support a systematic review

• Develop a plan for maintaining and improving search skills


12:30 – 2:30
Welcome & introductions
Request analysis
Finding search terms w/exercises
Search construction
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:00 Search techniques for PubMed Practice Exercises Improving Search Results Systematic Reviews
4:00 – 4:30 Keeping Current Wrap up & final questions

MLA CE Credits
: 4