June 7, 2013 Feature: Search Pyramids from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. [REGISTER HERE]
1pm EDT (10am PDT)
Need a faster, more efficient way to find high quality research evidence?
Searching online for research evidence can be frustrating. Searching can take a lot of time and may not produce the results you need. Efficient searching is an acquired skill. The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) has developed Search Pyramids to support efficient searching for research evidence. These pre-populated Search Pyramids, based on the 6S Pyramid (hierarchy of synthesized evidence), save you time and ensures you find the most synthesized evidence available to answer your public health questions. Our topic-specific Search Pyramids focus on issues identified by public health professionals as high priority issues in Canada.
Who are these tools for?
Search Pyramids are designed for public health professionals who need to find research evidence to support their program and policy decisions.
How can you use these tools?
A general public health Search Pyramid is available on the NCCMT website. Log into the Learning Centre to access and customize the topic-specific Search Pyramids. Within each topic, you will find links to relevant sources of evidence at each level in the 6S Pyramid. Clicking on the links will take users directly to the online sources of evidence. Topics include:
• Environmental health
• Injury prevention
• Mental health
• Health communication and social media
• Healthy habits (healthy eating, physical activity) (for children and for adults)
Join us to learn more!
Advisors on Tap:
|• Donna Ciliska, RN, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing at McMaster University, Inaugural Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, Co-Principal Investigator of the McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre, Project Lead of the Effective Public Health Practice Project.
|• Jessie McGowan, PhD, AHIP, Library and Health Consultant,
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.