2010 CADTH Symposium: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront April 18th

Workshop #1: Advanced PubMed Searching


Presenters: Emmanuel Nkansah and Hayley Fitzsimmons, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

This workshop is geared toward intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers and is a timely opportunity to keep abreast of the current tools and searching techniques that impact literature search strategies in PubMed. The workshop will actively engage participants by presenting advanced tips, tricks, and techniques for effective PubMed searching. Participants will learn how to develop a comprehensive search strategy, answer common clinical queries, and use customized filters to obtain higher-quality evidence. The presentation will have different approaches for intermediate and advanced users of PubMed.


*       Customize searches in PubMed

*       Create search strategies, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of PubMed

*       Understand the concept and challenges of search filters (also known as hedges or pre-set search strategies) in order to reduce large search results to higher-quality evidence

*       Use My NCBI to create collections and save searches.



Hayley Fitzsimmons, M.L.I.S.

Manager, Information Services

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Tel:     (613) 226-2553, ext. 1226

Fax:    (613) 226-5392

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