Evaluating the impact of mediated literature searches at a comprehensive cancer center Journal Article


Authors: Gibson, D. S.; DeRosa, A. P.; Hernandez, M.; Matsoukas, K.
Article Title: Evaluating the impact of mediated literature searches at a comprehensive cancer center
Abstract: Research informationists at a comprehensive cancer center sought to evaluate the impact and value of mediated literature searches in support of their users’ work activities. An assessment tool was identified in the literature and modified by the investigators to solicit feedback from library users and identify the major reason(s) why scientists and health care professionals request literature searches, how they use the resulting information, and the impact that the results may or may not have on their research or patient care/decision-making activities. Survey results were qualitatively analyzed, and future avenues of outreach and promotion of mediated literature search services were identified. © 2017, Published with license by Taylor & Francis © 2017, © Donna S. Gibson, Antonio P. DeRosa, Marisol Hernandez, and Konstantina Matsoukas.
Keywords: cancer center; survey; reference; assessment tool; comprehensive cancer center; human; literature search services; mediated literature searches; research informationist; service impact
Journal Title: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0276-3869
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group  
Date Published: 2017-01-01
Start Page: 229
End Page: 239
Language: English
DOI: 10.1080/02763869.2017.1332146
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 28714820
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 2 August 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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