JNMA Workshop on HINARI Basic Course


JNMA Workshop on HINARI Basic Course

JNMA Workshop on HINARI Basic Course: JNMA is the first and oldest medical journal published by Nepal Medical Association since 1963. It is internationally peer reviewed, PubMed index general medical journal that publishes Original Article, Review Article, Case Reports, Medical Education, Viewpoints, and Letter to the Editors, quarterly. JNMA also provides cutting-edge training related to research and publication.
HINARI Basic Course focuses on the skills necessary for accessing and using the Hinari resources including searching skills, the Hinari portal and PubMed searching to get full-text article from thousands of journals.
Hinari is a Research4Life program managed by the World Health Organization, that offers a collection of more than 14,000 journals and 56,000 books in the fields of health information. 6,200 institutions in more than 115 eligible countries have registered for free or at a low-cost to the programme, benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improved world health.

The Hinari Programme is a public-private partnership set up by WHO together with major publishers, Yale University Library and technical partners. Hinari enables developing countries like Nepal to gain access to one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature.

You can get access to thousands of journals and their articles through HINARI from Nepal. This course will help you use HINARI in the best way possible.

Training Learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate and reflect upon conceptualisation of research within healthcare
  • Assessing the importance and appropriateness of the research design
  • Understanding the importance of ethical implications within healthcare research
  • Thinking about the dissemination process, including publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Program Schedule:

What is HINARI?

Module 1 – Research4Life background
Description of the Research4Life programmes, Do’s & Don’ts, technical requirements, types of journals, journal impact factor

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Module 2 – Internet searching and website evaluation
Gateways, search engines & databases, Google vs. Scholar vs. PubMed, Boolean & advanced searching, evaluation of websites, searching Databases Using Wild Cards, Truncation & Phrase Searching

Module 3 – Hinari portal
Background, find articles by journal title, subject, language & publisher, overview of e-Book access, other databases, reference sources & free resources

Module 4 – PubMed database interface
Connect/navigate in PubMed, search, display & send to options

Module 5 – PubMed filters
Publication date, language, age, type of article, field tag filters & more

Module 6 – PubMed search options
History and advanced search tool

Module 7 – Summon
Google like search tool for Hinari journals & e-Books, Summon vs, PubMed, search/preview features, export, print & email tools, refine search options

Key Teaching Points
Review/questions for key topics from Module 1-6

Expected Output

you will be able to use HINARI to get the full-text article of your interest


  • NMA Member and other participants who participated in “Advanced Techniques for Scientific Literature Search” conducted on 20 Jan, 2018 and 03 Feb 2018.
  • Highly interested NMA members who are struggling to get the full-text Article for their academic works
  • 70% of the seats will be reserved for NMA members and 30% are allocated for non-members

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Date: 10 Feb 2018, Saturday
Venue: Journal of Nepal Medical Association, NMA Building, Siddhi Sadan, Exhibition Road, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Registration Fees: 250 (NMA Members, PG residents, Interns & Students), 500 (for Non-NMA member)
Total seats available: 30
Deadline for registration: 08 Feb 2018, 23:59.
Registration: Online registration is mandatory.


Confirmation: All selected individual will be sent an invitation email/call from JNMA after the deadline. If you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, the quota will be transferred to the waiting list.

For further detail contact JNMA from Mon-Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Milan Chandra Khanal Tel: +977-1-4225860
Dr Anjila Pradhan Dr Krishna Rana, Dr Manisha Shahi at +977-1-4226037

Dr Angel Magar
Editor-in-Chief, JNMA


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