Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI

In January 2013, the National Library of Medicine issued a call for applicants for a new Bioinformatics training course for librarians. NLM selected 23 librarians to participate in a 4-week fundamentals course online to introduce the basic concepts of biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and an overview of NCBI’s website. After the 4-week course, the participants […]

JM2010 CE: Understanding Healthcare Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal

By Hella Bluhm-Stieber, MLIS, AHIP, Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System Ann McKibbon, MLS, PhD, from McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences started the CE class “Understanding Healthcare Literature” with different definitions for evidence-based medicine (EBM). A simple definition is: “evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and […]

JM2010 CE: Understanding Healthcare Literature/Critical Appraisal

By Evonda Copeland, Supervisor of Library Services, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ The CE “Understanding Healthcare Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal” by Ann McKibbon, opened with a lively, attendee-initiated discussion about the reliability of results that are reported in published studies and the importance of looking at external factors that could influence that reporting.   Author’s affiliations, sponsor’s […]

JM2010 CE: Understanding Healthcare Literature

By Kathleen Carlson, MLS, AHIP Health Sciences Librarian; Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix Campus, Information Commons Library This four hour continuing education class by Ann McKibbon, “Understanding Healthcare Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal,” took attendees through the paces  of examining specific articles in the medical literature. She made attendees fearless to participate and she […]

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