Comparing the self-described searching knowledge of first-year medical and dental students before and after a MEDLINE class.


Do students need MEDLINE instruction? Do self-described knowledge and search skills match actual ability? To address these questions, librarians developed an assessment tool, a self-administered pre-test/post-test of eighteen skills and concepts taught in the MEDLINE class. By their own assessment, 70% or more of the medical and dental students learned… (More)