Thursday, 18 July 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health search filter [PubMed]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature is now easier to find following the launch of a search filter.

Funded by The Lowitja Institute, LIt.search provides easy access, as simple as clicking a hyperlink, to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature in PubMed.

The project was led by Associate Professor Jennifer Tieman and Dr Ruth Sladek with the project team including Raechel Damarell and Mikaela Lawrence, all of whom work for Flinders Filters at Flinders University. LIt.search adds to a suite of search filters developed by CareSearch and Flinders Filters in areas of national significance.

LIt.search features 27 topic searches of importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. These pre-written searches combine with the search filter on topics ranging from health services to risk factors. A build your own search feature makes it easy to narrow to your area of interest.

The benefits of a search filter include: it is open access, it is easy to use, it saves time and it was developed using evidence based methods ensuring quality.

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