Strategies for Searching the Internet for Orthopedic Surgeons: Tips and Tricks

  title={Strategies for Searching the Internet for Orthopedic Surgeons: Tips and Tricks},
  author={Fatih K{\"u}ç{\"u}kdurmaz and T. Whipple and M. Bozkurt and D. Kipnis},
Internet provides access to large amounts of information quickly, provides a flexible learning platform, and is easily accessible from anywhere, especially with new technologies. Web-based search engines and bibliographic databases, have already become part of a doctor's everyday life. However, even well-published researchers often fail to appreciate the background knowledge required to conduct a good literature search on the internet. Using the right techniques can improve the ability to… Expand


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