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ABSTRACT: When is a search not a search? A comparison of searching the AMED complementary health database via EBSCOhost, OVID and DIALOG.

Abstract BACKGROUND: The researchers involved in this study work at Exeter Health library and at the Complementary Medicine Unit, Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD). Within this collaborative environment it is possible to access the electronic resources of three institutions. This includes access to AMED and other databases using different interfaces. OBJECTIVES: The

ABSTRACT: The impact of information skills training on independent literature searching activity and requests for mediated literature searches.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Most NHS library services routinely offer both mediated searches and information skills training sessions to their users. We analyse the impact of these two services on the amount of literature searching demonstrated by users of hospital- based library services in the north-west of England. METHODS: Data for (1) mediated literature searches, (2)

ABSTRACT: Enhancing retrieval of best evidence for health care from bibliographic databases: calibration of the hand search of the literature.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Medical practitioners have unmet information needs. Health care research dissemination suffers from both "supply" and "demand" problems. One possible solution is to develop methodologic search filters ("hedges") to improve the retrieval of clinically relevant and scientifically sound study reports from bibliographic databases. To develop and test such filters a hand

ABSTRACT: Errors in search strategies were identified by type and frequency.

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Errors in the electronic search strategy of a systematic review may undermine the integrity of the evidence base used in the review. We studied the frequency and types of errors in reviews published by the Cochrane Collaboration. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Data sources were MEDLINE searches from reviews in the Cochrane Library,

ABSTRACT: Evaluating information skills training in health libraries: a systematic review.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Systematic reviews have shown that there is limited evidence to demonstrate that the information literacy training health librarians provide is effective in improving clinicians' information skills or has an impact on patient care. Studies lack measures which demonstrate validity and reliability in evaluating the impact of training. AIM: To determine what measures

ABSTRACT: Teaching and assessing the database searching skills of student nurses.

Abstract Critical appraisal and application of the evidence to practice cannot proceed without first finding the evidence. To teach evidence-based practice database searching skills to students, a nurse educator partnered with a librarian to design, conduct, and assess instruction. The authors describe the creation, administration, and findings from the assessments and

MANUSCRIPT: Knowledge transfer in surgery: skills, process and evaluation.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Knowledge transfer is an essential element in the management of surgical health care. In a routine clinical practice, surgeons need to make changes to the health care they provide as new clinical evidence emerges. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The information was derived from the authors' experience and research in evidence-based practice, searching of

ABSTRACT: Effectiveness of training health professionals in literature search skills using electronic health databases–a critical appraisal.

Abstract The objective was to assess the effect on health professionals' skills of one to eight hours literature search and retrieval training from electronic health databases. We searched: Cochrane library (2002; Issue 3), MEDLINE (1977-2002/5), EMBASE (1980-2002/7); CINAHL (1982-2002/5); ASSIA (1982-2002/7), BNI (1994-2002/5), ERIC (1985-2002/6); LISA (1969--current), NRR (2002, Issue 2),

ABSTRACT: The impact of social media on a major international emergency medicine conference.

OBJECTIVE:To report on the presence and use of social media by speakers and attendees at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine ICEM 2012, and describe the increasing use of online technologies such as Twitter and podcasts in publicising conferences and sharing research findings, and for clinical teaching.METHODS:Speakers were identified through

ABSTRACT: I feel disconnected: learning technologies in resident education.

Abstract With the rapid development of technology in medical education, orthopaedic educators are recognizing that the way residents learn and access information is profoundly changing. Residency programs are faced with the challenging problem that current educational methods are not designed to take full advantage of the information explosion and rapid technologic