Health and Medical News and Resources

General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

Consult with a librarian to find information more efficiently and effectively! (peer reviewed study summary)

 

group6http://www.rluk.ac.uk/node/657

From the Science Intelligence blog item

A recent study has has found quantitative evidence of a significant difference in search performance between paediatric residents or interns assisted by a librarian and those searching the literature alone.

Each participant searched PubMed and other online sources, performing pre-determined tasks including the formulation of a clinical question, retrieval and selection of bibliographic records. In the assisted group, participants were supported by a librarian with ≥5 years of experience. The primary outcome was the success of search sessions, scored against a specific assessment tool.

To read in Health information and Libraries Journal:***
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2011.00957.x/abstract

*** This article is only available online through paid subscription.

 For suggestions on how to get this article for free or at low cost, click here.

 

 

November 16, 2011 - Posted by | Educational Resources (Health Professionals), Librarian Resources, Reference Service | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Consult with a librarian to find information more efficiently and effectively! (peer reviewed study … (jflahiff.wordpress.com) […]

    Pingback by Gestão baseada em evidências « Portal Tuxauas | November 17, 2011 | Reply


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: