This book, first published in 1986, 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.
Part 1. The Environment of End User Searching 1. Overview of End User Searching in the Health Sciences: An Opinion Paper Winifred Sewell 2. Online Education for Health Professionals Ellen Brassil Horak 3. Determining Content and Structure of Online Educational Materials Bonnie Shaw 4. End User Searching: Implications for Library Planning W. Ellen McDonell 5. End User Search Systems: An Overview James Shedlock 6. Issues in Mounting a Local MEDLINE Database Frieda O. Weise and Gary A. Freiburger 7. Personal Information Management: An Overview Nancy G. Bruce and Anna Therese McGowan Part 2. End User Searching Programs 8. Training the End User: The Stanford University Medical Center Experience Gloria A. Linder, Richard A. Lenon, Valerie Su, Joseph G. Wible and Peter Strangl 9. Teaching End User Searching in a Health Sciences Center Alice C. Wygant 10. U-Search: A Program to Teach End User Searching at an Academic Health Sciences Library Vicki L. Glasgow and Gertrude Foreman 11. Implementing End User Systems at the Massachusetts General Hospital Health Sciences Libraries Rhonda A. Rios Kravitz and Ellen R. Westling 12. The BRS/AFTER DARK Search Service in a Health Sciences Library Marjorie Simon Part 3. The End User’s Viewpoint 13. Search Strategy Outline: An Approach to Assist the Occasional End Searcher George Nowacek and Robert H. Hodge 14. Physician Searching: A Rural Hospital Experience Frederick J. Myers 15. Confessions of an End User David N. Newbauer 16. End User Searching in the Small Hospital Setting Corrine R. McNabb Part 4. Bibliography and Glossary 17. End User Searching: A Selected Annotated Bibliography M. Sandra Wood 18. Glossary Compiled by Bonnie Shaw