The Maritimes Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé des Maritimes (MHLA/ABSM) is pleased to offer an all-day, interactive session delivered online by Dr. Jessie McGowan, MLIS, PhD, AHIP November 29, 9am-3pm.

***This session is open to non-MHLA members for a 25$.




If you have any questions, please contact the MHLA Executive at [log in to unmask].


About the Session

The morning portion of this session will take you through the process of asking a clear clinical question and translating that question into a logical search in biomedical databases. PubMed will be used as an example. In the afternoon, we’ll focus on understanding the PRESS Guideline Statement and using it with colleagues to review the integrity of search strategies. There will be a break mid-day.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to confidently:

• Focus a clinical research question

• Translate a clinical research question into key search concepts

• Run searches using appropriate syntax and Boolean logic

• Understand and apply the PRESS Guideline Statement




Librarian Educator, Staff Training & Education

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Halifax area, Eastern Shore, West Hants

Please Note: I am temporarily located at the

Halifax Infirmary site

Phone (office): 902-473-3118