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Preface and Acknowledgements


Chapter 1: Responsible Literature Searching

Chapter 2: Biomedical Literature Searching and Review

Quiz for Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Literature Search Process

Quiz for Chapter 3

Chapter 4: Classification of Biomedical Databases

Quiz for Chapter 4

Chapter 5: Cited Reference and Related Article Searching

Chapter 6: Tools to Keep the Literature Review Current

Quiz for Chapter 6

Chapter 7: Literature Searching for Drug Safety and Harm

Quiz for Chapter 7

Chapter 8: HSLS and Responsible Literature Searching

Chapter 9: Critical Appraisal of the Literature Review Process

Quiz for Chapter 9

Responsible Literature Searching Guidelines






Credit Hours: CME 2.00

Target Audience:

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to describe the fundamentals of responsible literature searching for research practice

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In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Rebekah Miller, MLIS — Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
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This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

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