Knowing when and how to use a particular database or resource can be challenging. This syllabus describes a medical school elective focused on strategies and techniques needed for effectively searching the medical literature. In addition to an emphasis on search skills, learners are introduced to a number of resources they can use in a variety of situations/settings. Learners are introduced to personal file management software (RefWorks) to help manage citations and create bibliographies. Small group and one-on-one activities provide multiple opportunities to practice and hone literature search skills. Students working on a research project or in the clinical setting will get the most benefit from this elective.
medical education, scholarly communication, information literacy, database searching, health sciences librarianship
Morley, Sarah Knox and Ingrid C. Hendrix. "The Art and Science of Searching and Managing the Medical Literature." (2014). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hslic-publications-papers/9