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Journal of the Medical Library Association Preprints

The Journal of the Medical Library Association editor presents preprints of the July 2016 issue. We hope that these preprints are a significant member benefit and welcome your comments and suggestions at

July 2016 Preprints


Take us to the beach!
I. Diane Cooper


Teresa L. Knott, AHIP, Medical Library Association President, 2016–2017
Janna C. Lawrence


Resource format preferences across the medical curriculum
Keith M. Pickett

Instructional methods used by health sciences librarians to teach evidence-based practice (EBP): a systematic review
Stephanie M. Swanberg, Carolyn Ching Dennison, Alison Farrell, Viola Machel, Christine Marton, Kelly K. O’Brien, Virginia Pannabecker, Mindy Thuna, Assako Nitta Holyoke


Norming a VALUE rubric to assess graduate information literacy skills
David J. Turbow, Julie Evener

How do early career health sciences information professionals gain competencies?
Bethany A. Myers, Bredny Rodriguez

Effectiveness of adverse effects search filters: drugs versus medical devices
Kelly Farrah, Monika Mierzwinski-Urban, Karen Cimon

Patron perception and utilization of an embedded librarian program
Lindsay Blake, Darra Ballance, Kathy Davies, Julie K. Gaines, Kim Mears, Peter Shipman, Maryska Connolly-Brown, Vicki Burchfield


Librarians help high school students improve research skills
Yamila M. El-Khayat

Virtual embedded librarianship program: a personal view
Trey Lemley

What’s new in abstracts of science articles?
James Hartley

Health sciences librarians off the radars
Sue Espe

An elemental strategy
Nancy K. Roderer


De-duplication of database search results for systematic reviews in EndNote
Wichor M. Bramer, Dean Giustini, Gerdien B. de Jonge, Leslie Holland, Tanja Bekhuis


Sarah Cole Brown, AHIP, FMLA, 1911–2015
Ellen Gay Detlefsen


Book Reviews

Elizabeth Connor, Feature Editor

The No-Nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping. Reviewed by Paul M. Blobaum
The ALA Guide to Information Sources in Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science. Reviewed by Claire B. Joseph
Understanding Melanoma: What You Need to Know. 5th edition. Reviewed by Martha F. Earl
The Medical Library Association Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act. Reviewed by Mina Davenport

Resource Reviews

Janet A. Crum, Feature Editor

MedEdPORTAL. Reviewed by Stephanie M. Swanberg
Google Scholar and Scopus. Reviewed by Sarah Bonato
Bloomfire, Yammer, and SharePoint. Reviewed by Nathalie Reid