Chapter 2. Information Search

  1. Jorgen Nordenstrom MD, PhD

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750957.ch2

Evidence-based Medicine in Sherlock Holmes' Footsteps

Evidence-based Medicine in Sherlock Holmes' Footsteps

How to Cite

Nordenstrom, J. (ed) (2007) Information Search, in Evidence-based Medicine in Sherlock Holmes' Footsteps, Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750957.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Professor of Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157131

Online ISBN: 9780470750957

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • evidence-based medicine;
  • internet searching;
  • database searches;
  • free textword searches;
  • medical searching

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Information Search

  • Make a wide search with high sensitivity

  • Principal database search strategy

  • Limit your search results/increase your specificity

  • Use a good hit for further searches