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Enhancing your Searching Skills


This session is designed to provide an overview of advanced search features in commonly used databases, including search strategies and developing efficient searches.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify search terms for a research topic
  • Develop an effective search string based on a broader research topic or idea
  • Explore advanced search features of commonly used databases (e.g., PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Scopus)

Speaker: Tamara Nelson, MLIS, EdS, AHIP, Associate Professor and Senior Research and Learning Services Librarian, Faculty Profile



AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this virtual presentation for a maximum of 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for each session attended.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accreditation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


SoCRA and ACRP: The Society of Clinical Research Associates and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area.

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  • Smith, Jacqueline

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