Finding, retrieving and evaluating journal and web-based information for evidence-based optometry

Graham, Ann-Maree (2007) Finding, retrieving and evaluating journal and web-based information for evidence-based optometry. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 90(4), pp. 244-249.

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How can optometrists ensure they are basing their advice to patients on the most reliable information available? This paper discusses search tools, databases, websites and journals, which provide free, full-text, web-based access to evidence-based literature. Brief tips on searching these resources are provided for the time-poor practitioner or researcher. Criteria, such as credibility, currency and bias are used to evaluate written material and will be discussed with particular reference to the problems inherent in evaluating web pages.

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ID Code: 13583
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: evidence, based optometry, information retrieval, evaluation
DOI: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2007.00148.x
ISSN: 1444-0938
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Blackwell Publishing
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Deposited On: 19 May 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:59

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