Advanced searching techniques for FSTA on Ovid

Friday 27 November at 3pm BST (10am EST)


Learn strategies to use FSTA with precision to find high-quality information in your area of interest within the sciences of food and health, including:

-How to use Multi-Field Search and Search Fields
Learn how to combine fields using Boolean to build searches to find specific information, and how built-in indexes will help ensure you find what you need.

-How to use nuanced strategies to shape your search
Learn what advanced proximity operators and truncation options are available to refine and optimise your search strategy.

-How to save, edit, export and annotate your search
Learn how to use the built in platform features to help you be as effective as possible in your research process, and stay up-to-date with the topics most important to your work.

The tutorial will be followed by a question and answer session. This will last approximately 40 minutes.

If you would like to receive a certificate of attendance following the session, please let us know by responding to your registration confirmation.

About the presenter

Carol Hollier, Senior Information Literacy and Outreach Manager, IFIS Publishing
Carol Hollier-1Before joining IFIS, Carol held previous roles across UK and USA universities, including as a Reference and Instruction Librarian, Academic Subject Librarian and Faculty Team Librarian supporting the School of Biosciences. Her most recent role before moving to IFIS was Senior Librarian, Teaching and Learning Support at the University of Nottingham. 
Carol holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Lincoln, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.