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1 Shortcuts to finding academic literature online Jennifer Tieman Educating into the future July 2013

2 Literature, Evidence, Research Research –Understanding, efficacy, implementation Evidence Use –Individual in clinical decision making –Service/Organisation for guidance –System for policy directions Published Literature –Key mechanism by which research is made available

3 Challenges in finding literature Search mediates information retrieval Challenges in information retrieval –Published? In a bibliographic database? –Indexed? Thesaurus? –Rights to access? –Specific interface –Skills of searcher –Quality of materials

4 So what would be the perfect search? Online (always available) Open access (for everyone) Pre written (easy) One click (fast) What it retrieves and what it excludes (accurate)

5 From this To this In one click!

6 Why use a search filter? An “evidence based" search = known effectiveness Benefits –Saves time –Increases likelihood of quality retrievals –Removes individual search burden –Embeds technical expertise –Facilitates knowledge translation

7 Search Filter Methodology 1.Scoping Study 2.Expert Advisory Group 3.Gold Standard Selection 4.Term Identification 5.Search Filter 6.Post hoc Relevance Assessment 7.PubMed Translation

8 So what does a SF look like? (Dementia[mh] OR dement*[tiab] OR alzheimer*[tw] AND Medline[sb]) OR ((Dement*[tw] OR alzheim*[tw] OR Primary Progressive aphasia*[tw] OR CADASIL[tw] OR CARASIL[tw] OR Creutzfeldt Jakob*[tw] OR Frontotemporal lobar degenerat*[tw] OR Huntington*[tiab] OR Kluver Bucy[tiab] OR Pick disease[tw] OR Picks disease[tw] OR Pick's disease[tw] OR Primary Progressive Nonfluent aphasia*[tw] OR sundown syndrome[tw] OR sundowning[tw]OR Korsakoff syndrome[tw] OR Binswanger*[tiab] OR hiv associated neurocognitive disorder*[tw] OR cjd[tw]) NOT Medline[sb]) AND English[la]

9 So, how does this relate to online education? Searching solutions –Supports knowledge access and use –Education is not just initial qualification but professional practice and CPD –Transparent, reproducible, demonstrates complexity –Hyperlinked web-based searching Flinders Filters –Boutique research group (1:3 in the world) –Collaborations with various groups in Health –Can it be used in other disciplines?

10 Search Filters Available Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Contraception, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception, Emergency Contraception Dementia Heart Failure Lung Cancer, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Palliative Care Primary Health care Residential Aged Care

11 Acknowledgements Co-Investment funding for Flinders Filters was provided by Flinders University. For further information: change/research/flinders-filters/www.flinders.edu.au/clinical- change/research/flinders-filters/


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