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Title Systematic searching : practical ideas for improving results / edited by Paul Levay and Jenny Craven

Published London : Facet Publishing, [2019]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xxix, 320 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Foreword / Carol Lefebvre -- Introduction: where are we now? / Paul Levay, Jenny Craven -- Innovative approaches to systematic reviewing / Andrew Booth -- Searching for broad-based topics / Claire Stansfield -- Choosing the right databases and search techniques / Alison Bethel, Morwenna Rogers -- Gathering evidence from grey literature and unpublished data / Shannon Kugley, Richard Epstein -- Social media as a source of evidence / Su Golder -- Text mining for information specialists / Julie Glanville -- Using linked data for evidence synthesis / Andy Mitchell, Chris Mavergames -- Evidence surveillance to keep up to date with new research / James Thomas, Anna Noel-Storr, Steve McDonald -- Training the next generation of information specialists / Michelle Maden, Gil Young -- Collaborative working to improve searching / Siw Waffenschmidt, Elke Hauser -- Communication for information specialists / Margaret Sampson -- The information specialist as an expert searcher / Alison Brettle -- Conclusion: where do we go from here? / Paul Levay, Jenny Craven
Summary "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. The book is divided into three parts: Methods covers theoretical approaches to evidence synthesis and the implications that these have for the search process, including searching for complex topics and choosing the right sources. Technology examines new technologies for retrieving evidence and how these are leading to new directions in information retrieval and evidence synthesis. People considers the future of the information specialist as an expert searcher and explores how information professionals can develop their skills in searching, communication and collaboration to ensure that information retrieval practice is, and remains, evidence-based. Systematic Searching will be essential reading for library and information service providers and information specialists, particularly those in a health-related environment."--Provided by publisher
Other author Levay, Paul, editor.
Craven, Jenny, 1961- editor.
Lefebvre, Carol, writer of foreword.
Subject Information retrieval.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Medical care.
Medical informatics.
Medicine -- Information services.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781783303755 (electronic bk.)
1783303751 (electronic bk.)
9781783303748 (hardcover)
1783303743 (hardcover)
9781783303731 (softcover)
1783303735 (softcover)

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