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Building and evaluating an informatics tool to facilitate analysis of a biomedical literature search service in an academic medical center library

Elizabeth G Hinton, Sandra Oelschlegel, Cynthia J Vaughn, J Michael Lindsay, Sachiko M Hurst, Martha Earl
Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2013, 32 (3): 235-43
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This study utilizes an informatics tool to analyze a robust literature search service in an academic medical center library. Structured interviews with librarians were conducted focusing on the benefits of such a tool, expectations for performance, and visual layout preferences. The resulting application utilizes Microsoft SQL Server and .Net Framework 3.5 technologies, allowing for the use of a web interface. Customer tables and MeSH terms are included. The National Library of Medicine MeSH database and entry terms for each heading are incorporated, resulting in functionality similar to searching the MeSH database through PubMed. Data reports will facilitate analysis of the search service.

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