PubMed instruction for medical students: searching for a better way.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In 2007, Duke University Medical Center Library instituted an interactive, online PubMed tutorial and quiz for medical students to replace an in-person lecture. This article describes the events leading to this educational paradigm shift and how the tutorial was implemented. Important concerns in the switch to an online approach to PubMed training were student satisfaction and the extent to which searching skills would improve. To determine the effectiveness of the online model, two years of student quizzes and evaluations were examined. Results indicate that students benefit from and appreciate the interactive tutorial.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tuttle, BD; Von Isenburg, M; Schardt, C; Powers, A

Published Date

  • July 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 199 - 210

PubMed ID

  • 20183016

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-9597

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0276-3869

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02763860903069839


  • eng