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The Research Imperative, Appendix 2: Selected Bibliography—Evidence-based Librarianship
by Carol Perryman, Chapel Hill, NC and Joanne Marshall, FMLA, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Pioneering studies and more recent work from the field.
- Librarians’ Roles in Supporting Evidence-based Health Care
- Librarians’ Research and Publication
- Call to Action
- Research Methods and Issues
- Critical Appraisal of Library and Information Science Literature
- Examples of Evidence-based Research from Library and Information Science
Librarians’ Roles in Supporting Evidence-based Health Care
- Atlas MC, Smigielski EM, Wulff JL, Mary T. Coleman MT. Case studies from morning report: librarians' role in helping residents find evidence-based clinical information. Med Ref Serv Q 2003 Fall;22(3): 1– 14.
- Eldredge JD. Evidence-based practice. In: Wood S, ed. Introduction to health sciences libraries. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. 2007:in press.
- Harbourt AM., Knecht LS, Humphreys BL. Structured abstracts in MEDLINE, 1989–1991. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1995 Apr;83(2): 190– 5.
- Haynes RB, Wilczynski N, McKibbon KA, Walker CJ, Sinclair JC. Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound studies in MEDLINE. J Am Med Informatics Assoc 1994 Nov–Dec;1(6):447–58.
- Mayer J, Schardt C, Ladd R. Collaborating to create an online evidence-based medicine tutorial at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Med Ref Serv Q 2001 Summer;20(2): 79– 82.
- Patel MR, Schardt CM, Sanders LL, Keitz SA. Randomized trial for answers to clinical questions: evaluating a pre-appraised versus a MEDLINE search protocol. J Med Libr Assoc 2006 Oct;94(4): 382– 6.
- Salisbury L, Tombs HS, Kelly EA, Crawford S. The effect of end-user searching on reference services: experience with MEDLINE and Current Contents. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1990 Apr;78(2): 188– 91.
- Scherrer CS, Dorsch JL. The evolving role of the librarian in evidence-based medicine. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1999 Jul;87(3):322–8.
- Smith CA. An evolution of experts: MEDLINE in the library school. J Med Libr Assoc 2005 Jan;93(1): 53– 60.
- Shipman BL, Schwartz DG, Dow SC. End-user searching and new roles for librarians. Med Ref Serv Q 1992 Fall;11(3): 1– 16.
- VanHorn LJ. A hedge for searching nutrition and disease on MEDLINE. Med Ref Serv Q 1984;3: 31– 42.
- White VJ, Glanville JM, Lefebvre C, Sheldon TA. A statistical approach to designing search filters to find systematic reviews: objectivity enhances accuracy. J Inform Sci 2001 Dec;27(6): 357– 70.
Librarians’ Research and Publication
- Bao XM. An analysis of the research areas of the articles published in C&RL and JAL between 1990 and 1999. Coll Res Libr 2000 Nov;61(6)6:536–44.
- Booth A. What research studies do practitioners actually find useful? Health Inform Libr J 2004;21(3):197–200.
- Burdick AJ, Doms CA, Doty CC, Kinzie LA. Research activities among health sciences librarians: a survey. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1990 Oct;78(4):400–2.
- Childs S, Dobbins S. The research-practice spiral. Vine 2003;33(2):51–64.
- Dimitroff A. Research in health sciences library and information science: a quantitative analysis. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1992 Oct;80(4):340–6.
- Hernon P. Research in library and information science: reflections on the journal literature [editorial]. J Acad Librarianship 1999 Jul;25(4):263.
- Koufogiannakis D, Slater L. A content analysis of librarianship research J Information Sci 2004;30(3):227–39.
- Perryman C, Lu D. Finding our foundation: analysis of the LISA database for research retrievability. JASIST 2007 Aug;55:in press.
- Powell RR, Baker LM, Mika JJ. Library and information science practitioners and research. Libr Inform Sci Res 2002;24:49–72.
- Turner K. Do information professionals use research published in LIS journals? Presented at: 68th IFLA Council and General Conference; Glascow, Scotland, UK; 18–24 Aug 2002.
Call to Action
- Anderson RK. Inaugural address. In: Proceedings of the Ninety-seventh Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association, Seattle, WA, May 23–28, 1997. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1998 Jan;86(1): 117– 43.
- Bradley J, Marshall J. Using scientific evidence to improve information practice. Health Libr Rev 1995 Sep;12(3):147–57.
- Brice A, Booth A. Practical issues in creating an evidence base for library and information practice. Libr Inform Res News 2006;30(94):52–60.
- Eldredge JD. The challenges ahead for evidence-based librarianship. Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana 2001;23(2):57–60.
- Dalrymple PW, Bastille JD, Bradley J, Dee CR, Humphreys BL, Marshall JG, Weller AC, Webb RE. Using scientific evidence to improve information practice. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 1995.
- Hernon P. Components of the research process: where do we need to focus attention? [editorial]. J Acad Librarianship 2001;27(2):81–9.
- Humphreys BL. Librarians and collaborative research: toward a better scientific base for information practice [editorial]. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1996 Jul;84(3):433–6.
- Research Committee, Marshall JG. Influencing our professional practice by putting our knowledge to work. Inform Outlook 2003;7(1):40–4.
- Stoffle CJ, Allen B, Morden D, Maloney K. Continuing to build the future: academic libraries and their challenges. Portal: Libr Academy 2003;3(3):363–80.
Research Methods and Issues
- Bayley L, Eldredge J. The structured abstract: an essential tool for researchers. Hypothesis 2003;17(1):1,11–13.
- Booth A. Bridging the research-practice gap? the role of evidence based librarianship. New Rev Inform Libr Res 2003;9:3–23.
- Booth A. Clear and present questions: formulating questions for evidence based practice. Libr Hi Tech 2006;24(3):355–68.
- Booth A, Brice A. Evidence-based practice for information professionals: a handbook. London, England, UK: Facet Publications, 2004.
- Burroughs CM, Wood FB. Measuring the difference: guide to planning and evaluating health information outreach. Seattle, WA: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, 2000.
- Crumley E, Koufogiannakis D. Developing evidence-based librarianship: practical steps for implementation. Health Inform Libr J 2002;19(2):61–70.
- Davies JE. What gets measured, gets managed: statistics and performance indicators for evidence based management. J Librarianship Inform Sci 2002;34(3):129–33.
- Dudden RF. Using benchmarking, needs assessment, quality improvement, outcome measurement, and library standards: a how-to-do-it manual. New York, NY Neal-Schuman, 2007.
- Eldredge J. Cohort studies in health sciences librarianship. J Med Libr Assoc 2002 Oct;90(4):380–92.
- Eldredge JD. Evidence-based librarianship. Hypothesis 1997 Fall;11(3):4–7.
- Eldredge JD. Evidence-based librarianship: searching for the needed EBL evidence. Med Ref Serv Q 2000;19(3):1–18.
- Eldredge JD. Evidence-based librarianship: the EBL process. Libr Hi Tech 2006;24(3):341–54.
- Eldredge JD. Inventory of research methods for librarianship and informatics. J Med Libr Assoc 2004 Jan;92(1):83–90.
- Eldredge JD. The randomised controlled trial design: unrecognized opportunities for health sciences librarianship. Health Inform Libr J 2003;20(supp 1):34–44.
- MLA Research Section. Research bibliography. [Web document]. The Section. [cited 19 Jul 2007]. <http://research.mlanet.org/resbib.html>
- Nicholson S. Approaching librarianship from the data: using bibliomining for evidence-based librarianship. Libr Hi Tech 2006;24(3):369–75.
- Powell RR. Impact assessment of university libraries: a consideration of issues and research methodologies. Libr Inform Sci Res 1992 Jul – Sep;14(3):245– 57.
- Trahan E. Applying meta-analysis to library and information science research. Libr Q 1993;63(1):73–91.
Critical Appraisal of Library and Information Science Literature
- Booth A, Brice A. Clear-cut?: facilitating health librarians to use information research in practice. Health Info Libr J 2003 Jun;20(suppl 1):45–52.
- Eldredge JD. Evidence-based librarianship: levels of evidence. Hypothesis 2002 Fall;16(3):10–3.
- Glynn L. A critical appraisal tool for library and information research. Libr Hi Tech 2006;24(3):387–99.
Examples of Evidence-based Research from Library and Information Science
- Booth A. Australian supermodel? a practical example of evidence-based library and information practice (EBLIP). Health Inform Libr J 2006;23(1):69–72.
- Bradley DR, Rana GK, Martin PW, Schumacher RE. Real-time, evidence-based medicine instruction: a randomized controlled trial in a neonatal intensive care unit. J Med Libr Assoc 2002 Apr;90(2): 194– 201.
- Brettle A. Information skills training: a systematic review of the literature. Health Inform Libr J 2003;20(supp 1):3–9.
- LaPelle NR, Luckmann R, Simpson EH, Martin ER. Identifying strategies to improve access to credible and relevant information for public health professionals: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health 2006 Apr 5;6:89.
- Marshall JG. The impact of the hospital library on clinical decision making: the Rochester study. Bull Med Libr Assoc 1992 Apr;80(2):169–78.
- Marshall JG, Neufeld VR. A randomized trial of librarian educational participation in clinical settings. J Med Educ 1981; 56(5):409–16.
- McKnight M. Interlibrary loan availability of nursing journals through DOCLINE and OCLC: a five-state survey. Bull Med LibrAssoc 2000 Jul;88(3):254–5.
- Pearce-Smith, N. A journal club is an effective tool for assisting librarians in the practice of evidence-based librarianship: a case study. Health Inform Libr J 2006;23(1):32-40.
- Weightman AL, Williamson J. The value and impact of information provided through library services for patient care: a systematic review. Health Inform Libr J 2005 Mar;22(1):4–25.