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Title: CD-ROM MEDLINE use and users: information transfer in the clinical setting
Authors: Dalrymple, Prudence W.
Keywords: MEDLINE;information-seeking behavior;health sciences librarian
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2010
Abstract: Effective delivery of biomedical information to health professionals depends on the availability of systems that are compatible with the information-seeking patterns of health professionals. MEDLINE is a major source of biomedical information, but has been available primarily through libraries via telecommunications networks. The recent availability of MEDLINE on CD-ROM has made it possible to provide MEDLINE directly to clinicians without the associated problems of telecommunications and online use charges. The MEDLINE on CD-ROM Evaluation Forum sponsored by the National Library of Medicine reported on clinicians' use of CD-ROM MEDLINE at seven different clinical settings. This article summarizes the findings from these sites and places them in the context of current understanding of information-seeking behaviors of health professionals. Key issues in the design and development of information technologies in the clinical setting are also articulated.
Description: Published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 78 (1990): 224 232
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3178
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