Searching The Literature | A Step-By-Step Guide

Searching the Literature doesn't have to be difficult. 

Created by librarians and information specialists at the Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library, this self-paced online series includes ten modules designed to help strengthen your literature search skills. Our experts will share simple steps, effective strategies, and time-saving tips, guiding you every step of the way. 

The modules provide everything you need to start your search for evidence and even some guidance on what to do with it once you’ve found it.  

Topics include:

  • Free and licensed databases
  • Developing search strategies
  • Citation managers 
  • Documenting your search


Target Audience

Perfect for anyone wanting to sharpen their literature-searching skills. 

*Discounted pricing is available for groups and institutions, contact us for details.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
  • 2.00 Attendance
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Created in partnership between the Welch Medical Library and the Entrepreneurial Library Program

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  • Statement of Contact Hours:  This 2.0 contact hour educational activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. The 2.0 contact hours will be awarded after the completion of all modules and the submission of the final course evaluation.
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Available Credit

  • 2.00 ANCC
  • 2.00 Attendance


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