The LKC offers training in a range of topics, including navigating CKN, research support and searching skills. We conduct this training various ways:
The Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN) website provides access to online resources for Queensland Health staff.
Staff can register for off-site access.
LKC uses the following forms to gather feedback on specific group training sessions we conduct. We use Survey Monkey(TM).
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LKC training support
The LKC offers regular training sessions for:
CKN Overviews | Database searching | Searching for evidence | Introduction to EndNote
Please contact us with any questions, or to request a training or in-service session.
LKC has published following guides to support research. The guides provide tips, tricks and information included in our training sessions with supporting resources.
Searching for Evidence guide covers developing search strategies, answerable questions using PICO, study types and levels of evidence, evidence appraisal resources and EBP resources.
Guide to online resources and databases by discipline provides guidance for specific disciplines to CKN and other online resources and databases.
EndNote guide, aimed at the beginner, provides information about building an EndNote library, using EndNote to produce references and bibliographies in documents.
Consider your keywords and how you will search them. For example:
Consider using mapping or suggest subject features on databases to find Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Note: subject headings may change between databases to reflect the discipline or specialty.
Understand the difference between using AND or OR to connect separate keywords / subjects or search statements. These connecting words are referred to as "Boolean operators".
Use a step by step approach to track your results and enable you to make changes as you go.
See LKC Literature (Database) searching tips handout for more detailed help.
Please find below links to a range of training opportunities currently available from CKN.
Contact us directly:
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There are several tools available to assess the quality or reliability of particular journals or articles, though usefulness varies between industries, publishers etc. Queensland Health staff may also be able to access some metrics via the "PlumX" link on records in CKN search results.
The LKC has extensive "tips for appraising literature" our Critical Appraisal page (Searching for Evidence Guide).
Several Australian universities provide information on some of the key tools to use when trying to find metrics or reliability of particular journals or articles.
Referencing means to acknowledge the source of information. It is an essential element of all professional writing.
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