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Ireland. Department of Health. (2013) How to conduct a literature search. Dublin: Department of Health.

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A literature search is a methodical search for all of the literature published on a topic. An effective search of the literature can be done quickly, but demands an organised and systematic approach, so it is important to keep records of the searches made and the information found

Table of contents:
1 Introduction
2 Developing a search Strategy
3 Literature sources
4 Electronic searching
4.1 Identify keywords
4.2 Search techniques
4.3 Implementing your search
5 Additional methods of identifying relevant articles
5.1 Searching the reference lists
5.2 Hand searching relevant journals
5.3 Author searching
6 Appendix A Search planning form

Item Type
Teaching Resource
Publication Type
Irish-related, Guideline, Manual, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Education and training
13 p.
Department of Health
Corporate Creators
Ireland. Department of Health
Place of Publication
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HRB (Electronic Only)

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