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Digital Hospital: Research

An introduction to Digital Hospital for Queensland Health employees.

Finding Information and Literature Searches

Research (image)

Your Queensland Health Librarian’s expertise centres on health information and may undertake searching on your behalf. Access to a vast range of databases is provided via CKN. If you are starting on a new topic, refer to the Queensland Health Libraries Subject Guides. You can boost your search skills through training attendance, contact your supporting Queensland Health Library.

Please Note The resources and links in this LibGuide are designed for Queensland Health staff. They may not work for non-Queensland Health employees.

Define Your Question

Use search strategies to define your question.

PICO = Patient or Problem +  Intervention/Exposure/Prognasitc Factor + Comparison + Outcome

Evidence Based Medicine: PICO (Tutorial) Duke University + PICO Worksheet

Formulate an Answerable Question (Tutorial) Oxford University

CKN or QH Libraries?

Plan S and cOAlition S


Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. Plan S requires that, from 2021, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms.


Register as a Library and CKN Member - Required for 24/7 Online Access & to Borrow Resources

Register for both:

** For 24/7 access from any Internet connected device, make sure you register for both services on a QH computer at work.

Handouts and Tutorials

If it takes more than 10 minutes...

Poster: Looking fror health information - if it takes more than 10 minutes, contact your health librarian.