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Responsible Literature Searching (Formerly RPF Module 11)
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Navigating this module
Chapter 1: Responsible Literature Searching
Chapter 2: Biomedical Literature Searching and Review
Chapter 3: Literature Search Process
Chapter 4: Classification of Biomedical Databases
Chapter 5: Cited Reference and Related Article Searching
Chapter 6: Tools to Keep the Literature Review Current
Chapter 7: Literature Searching for Drug Safety and Harm
Chapter 8: HSLS and Responsible Literature Searching
Chapter 9: Critical Appraisal of the Literature Review Process
Quiz For Chapter 2
Quiz For Chapter 3
Quiz For Chapter 4
Quiz For Chapter 6
Quiz For Chapter 7
Quiz For Chapter 9


Credit Hours: CME 2.00

Educational Objectives:

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


Charles B. Wessel, MLS - Coordinator of Affiliated Hospital Services and Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System
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Other health care professionals are awarded ( 0.2 ) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 2.0 contact hours.

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