Journal of the Medical Library Association

Quarterly journal focusing on advancement of the practice and the research knowledgebase of health sciences librarianship.

Articles from Vol. 92, No. 4, October

Academic Health Sciences Library Website Navigation: An Analysis of Forty-One Websites and Their Navigation Tools
Background: The analysis included forty-one academic health sciences library (HSL) Websites as captured in the first two weeks of January 2001. Home pages and persistent navigational tools (PNTs) were analyzed for layout, technology, and links, and other...
A Power Information User (PIU) Model to Promote Information Integration in Tennessee's Public Health Community*
Observation and immersion in the user community are critical factors in designing and implementing informatics solutions; such practices ensure relevant interventions and promote user acceptance. Libraries can adapt these strategies to developing instruction...
A Study of Clinical Questions Posed by Hospital Clinicians
Objective: This article presents the results of complementary research studies on the behaviors of hospital clinicians in asking clinical questions and the relationship between asking of questions, outcome of information searches, and success in problem...
Bioinformatics Opportunities for Health Sciences Librarians and Information Professionals*
INTRODUCTIONUniversities and medical research institutions are hard at work training researchers in bioinformatics, a rnultidisciplinary field comprising molecular biology, genetics, mathematics, and computer science. Bioinformatics specialists with...
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Design and Evaluation of a Personal Digital Assistant-Based Alerting Service for Clinicians*[dagger]
Purpose: This study describes the system architecture and user acceptance of a suite of programs that deliver information about newly updated library resources to clinicians' personal digital assistants (PDAs).Description: Participants received headlines...
Down with "Op. cit."/Editor's Reply
I note with interest that the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) uses a particular style of referencing for the articles that it publishes. Every reference in an article receives a fresh number each time it is mentioned in the text. This...
Emphasis on the Need for Guidelines for Documentation of Search Strategy and Results Was Needed, Criticism of a Cochrane Review Was not/Weller Responds
I was confused when reading Weller's comment and opinion piece [1] in the April 2004 Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA), responding to the article by Patrick et al. [2]. Why did Weller publish a piece devoted to criticizing the documented...
Evidence-Based Databases versus Primary Medical Literature: An In-House Investigation on Their Optimal Use*[dagger]
Objective: The objective is to investigate the effectiveness of evidence-based medicine (EBM) resources in providing evidence for complex clinical questions versus general care management questions to identify situations for their optimal use.Methods:...
Evidence-Based Practice for Information Professionals: A Handbook
Evidence-Based Practice for Information Professionals: A Handbook. Edited by Andrew Booth and Anne Brice. London, UK: Facet Publishing, 2004. (Released in US by Neal-Schuman Publishers.) 304 p. $95.00. ISBN 10 -856040 -471-8.Evidence-based practice began...
Findings from the Most Recent Medical Library Association Salary Survey
Objective: The objective is to provide information on basic issues in library management identified by the Medical Library Association's (MLA's) seventh triennial salary survey.Methods: The survey was a Web-based questionnaire. A nonrandom sample of...
Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management
JOHNSON, PEGGY. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2004. 342 p. $60.00. ISBN: 00 -83890 -08530-5.Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management is an extremely well-written, well-documented...
How Long Will It Last?
Not long after I came to the Lister Hill Library in 1995, I went looking through the records to track the history of how certain decisions had been made regarding the implementation of our integrated library system. This was not difficult to do. Reports,...
How Much Effort Is Needed to Keep Up with the Literature Relevant for Primary Care?
Objectives: Medicine must keep current with the research literature, and keeping current requires continuously updating the clinical knowledgebase (i.e., references that provide answers to clinical questions). The authors estimated the volume of medical...
Impact of an Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum on Medical Students' Attitudes and Skills
Purpose: This evaluation study sought to assess the impact of an evidence-based medicine (EBM) course on students' self-perception of EBM skills, determine their use of EBM skills, and measure their performance in applying EBM skills in a simulated case...
Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)
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Teaching and Marketing Electronic Information Programs: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians
BARCLAY, DONALD A. Teaching and Marketing Electronic Information Programs: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2003. (How-to-do-it manuals for librarians: no. 124). 255 p. $75.00. ISBN: 10 -555700 -4700-0.Because...
The Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS)
The Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) is an electronic bill-payment system created at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) in Farmington. The program was developed and implemented on a regional basis in 1996 to replace a prepaid coupon...
The Role of Librarians in Patient Safety: Gaps and Strengths in the Current Culture*
BACKGROUNDOverall error avoidance and analysis of errors, with the intent of learning from mistakes and preventing future occurrences, are critical issues for persons involved in all aspects of health care. Launched in 1999 by the release of the Institute...
Updating Hospital Reference Resources in the United States-Associated Pacific Basin: Efforts of the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP)*
BACKGROUNDThis article describes a project by the Pacific Islands Continuing Clinical Education Program (PICCEP) at the University of Washington (UW) to supplement hospital reference materials in six jurisdictions in the US-associated Pacific Islands....
Veterinary Medicine Books Recommended for Academic Libraries
This bibliography of in-print veterinary medical books published in English may be used as an acquisitions or evaluation tool for developing the monograph component of new veterinary medicine collections or existing science, technology, and medicine...
Web Usage Mining at an Academic Health Sciences Library: An Exploratory Study
Objectives: This paper explores the potential of multinomial logistic regression analysis to perform Web usage mining for an academic health sciences library Website.Methods: Usage of database-driven resource gateway pages was logged for a six-month...