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Sharon S L Wong, Nancy L Wilczynski, R Brian Haynes
PURPOSE: To design optimal search strategies for locating sound therapy studies and review articles in CiNAHL in the year 2000. DESIGN AND METHODS: An analytic survey was conducted, comparing hand searches of 75 journals with retrievals from CINAHL for 5,020 candidate search terms and 17,900 combinations for therapy and 5,977 combinations for review articles. All articles were rated with purpose and quality indicators. Candidate search strategies were used in CINAHL, and the retrievals were compared with results of the hand searches...
2006: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
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January 2005: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Ruth Holst, Carla J Funk
OBJECTIVES: Medical Library Association (MLA) members were surveyed to gather background about the current state of expert searching in institutions. The survey results were intended to guide the recommendations of the Task Force on Expert Searching for promoting the importance of expert searching and implementing those recommendations. METHODS: MLA members were surveyed, and data obtained from the survey were compiled and analyzed to answer three general questions: what is the perceived value of searching skills to the institution, how do health sciences librarians maintain and improve their searching skills, and how are searching services promoted and/or mandated in the institution...
January 2005: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Carol Friesen, Mê-Linh Lê, Carol Cooke, Melissa Raynard
Librarian-mediated literature searching is a key service provided at medical libraries. This analysis outlines ten years of data on 19,248 literature searches and describes information on the volume and frequency of search requests, time spent per search, databases used, and professional designations of the patron requestors. Combined with information on best practices for expert searching and evaluations of similar services, these findings were used to form recommendations on the improvement and standardization of a literature search service at a large health library system...
2015: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
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