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[Core] Navigating The Cochrane Library ***PARTICIPANTS: Please bring your laptops to this session

Date and Location




Friday 20 September 2013 - 15:30 - 17:00
Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person

Gavin Stewart
Colleen Finley


Gavin Stewart
Target audience

Target audience

Review authors, consumers, researchers

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Level of knowledge required

Type of workshop

Type of workshop

Abstract text


Objectives: To provide users with a better understanding of the techniques available for navigating The Cochrane Library. Description: The workshop will provide basic and intermediate level users with an understanding of the most useful techniques for navigating The Cochrane Library online via It will demonstrate the most useful tools as well as the most effective ways of using the improved search interface. Workshop attendees will receive a demonstration in how to interpret search results, how to construct a multi-line search strategy, saving searches and combining basic, advanced and MeSH searches to use in Search Manager. An overview of recent and forthcoming search enhancements will also be featured. The session will include an online demonstration and participants will be able to complete a series of exercises and practice during the workshop.