Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
Objectives: Despite the growing use of online databases by clinicians, there has been very little research documenting how effectively they are used. This study assessed the ability of medical and nurse-practitioner students to answer clinical questions using an information retrieval system. It also attempted to identify the demographic, experience, cognitive, personality, search mechanics, and user-satisfaction factors associated with successful use of a retrieval system.
Cognitive learning theory; Nursing Students; Information retrieval
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Hersh, William R.; Crabtree, M. Katherine; Hickam, David H.; Sacherek, Lynetta; Rose, Linda; and Friedman, Charles P., "Factors associated with successful answering of clinical questions using an information retrieval system" (2000). Nursing Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 1.