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

 

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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.

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2011.00957.x/abstract

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November 16, 2011 Posted by | Educational Resources (Health Professionals), Librarian Resources, Reference Service | , , | 1 Comment

   

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