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End User Searching in the Health Sciences

1st Edition

By M Sandra Wood, Ellen Brassil Horak, Bonnie Snow

Routledge

290 pages

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Valuable to both the health professional and information provider, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed look at online biomedical database searching by end users. Experts fully assess the numerous implications of end user searching and synthesize a wide variety of views and successful practices. By examining the types of users, institutional settings, products used, and applications, this important volume probes the specific variations among programs and provides a solid overview of end user searching in the health science field. The volume includes informative chapters on determining content and structure of online educational materials, training the end user, the issues in implementing end user search systems, and much more.

Table of Contents

Contents THE ENVIRONMENT OF END USER SEARCHING

  • Overview of End User Searching in the Health Sciences: An Opinion Paper
  • Online Education for Health Professionals
  • Determining Content and Structure of Online Educational Materials
  • End User Searching: Implications for Library Planning
  • End User Search Systems: An Overview
  • Issues in Mounting a Local MEDLINE Database
  • Personal Information Management: An Overview
  • END USER SEARCHING PROGRAMS
  • Training the End User: The Stanford University Medical Center Experience
  • Teaching End User Searching in a Health Sciences Center
  • U-Search: A Program to Teach End User Searching at an Academic Health Sciences Library
  • Implementing End User Systems at the Massachusetts General Hospital Health Sciences Libraries
  • The BRS/AFTER DARK Search Service in a Health Sciences Library
  • THE END USER’S VIEWPOINT
  • Search Strategy Outline: An Approach to Assist the Occasional End Searcher
  • Physician Searching: A Rural Hospital Experience
  • Confessions of an End User
  • End User Searching in the Small Hospital Setting
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY AND GLOSSARY
  • End User Searching: A Selected Annotated Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN025000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General