Strategic Search of the Literature | Search Strategies
Skills to access and summarize the literature efficiently are
essential to implementing EBP. This section suggests how to craft
search strategies using available resources: a workable combination
of thoroughness and efficiency. Exhaustive thoroughness is worthless
if it is not feasible, while inadequate searches may yield misinformation.
Resources to perform a search vary enormously, from a team of scholars
dedicated to the issue for a year to a single practitioner logging
on to public databases with a few minutes before dinner.