Understanding how to conduct thorough and efficient searches for information is critical to being able to provide well informed, timely, and effective evidence-based care.
- Keywords - The very basics of searching begins with understanding how to breakdown your topic into searchable keywords and terms.
- Filters & Limits - Many information resources allow you to filter and narrow your searches based on commonly used criteria. Understanding these tools can greatly improve the efficiency of your searches.
- MeSH - Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), are a robust set of filters and labels. These can be used to both greatly increase the efficiency of your searches and produce more relevant search results.