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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
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2020 Volume 10
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Volume 2, Issue 2, August 2012,
Page(s): 104-108
Conceptual Research
Received: March 29, 2012; Accepted: June 25, 2012; Published online: August 18, 2012
doi:10.2399/yod.12.017; Copyright © 2012, Deomed
Searching for scientific evidence: A review of biomedical databases
Özlem Serpil Çakmakkaya (E-mail)
Department of Medical Education, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Over the last decade higher education has shifted from the teacher centered delivery of information towards a student centered problem based learning approach. This shift was made possible by the increasing availability of scientific information from online resources. However, the amount and often ambiguous information provided by the internet poses a challenge to find the best available evidence. Consequently, a new area of learning has to be added to the curricula of higher education: Where and how to search for the best evidence available. This article reviews the most important medical databases and their features. The skilled utilization of these databases as a source of information is indispensable for problem based learning and evidence based decision making in medical education today.
Keywords: Bibliographic databases, evidence-based medicine, internet.
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