Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Literature search using PubMed  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Roberto Leone
Roberto Leone
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
1° semestre, 2° semestre 1°- 5° anno

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to outline the steps involved in performing a literature search using PubMed database. Other objective is to know tha aivalable resources of University of Verona in this field.

The course will be carried out by the following staff of "Egidio Meneghetti" Library: Elena Scanferla (coordinator), Chiara Dall'Oglio and Rossella Targa, with the support of Lucia Convertino, Elisabetta Guerra and Silvia Trevenzoli


The course structure is divided into:

• Introduction to databases
• Introduction to literature searching in PubMed
• Search strategies using Medical subject headings (Mesh)
• Free-text searching
• Search strategies using the Boolean operators
• Sample searches
• Checking the results
• Full text retrieval
• Search for clinical queries and clinical trials
• Journals in the NCBI database
• Single citation matcher
• Advanced search
• Introduction to UniVerSe

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Nessuno Per questa attività non sono necessari/disponibili libri di testo 2019

Assessment methods and criteria

It will be evaluated only participation in lessons DATE & TIME: 22, 24 October 2019 (Group 1); 3, 5 March 2020 (Group 2); hours 17.00-19.30 PLACE: Informatics Room of Biological Institutes RECOMMENDED FOR THE YEARS: five and six

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