Current Awareness

Within our profession, we’re always emphasising to our users the importance of maintaining their current awareness of what is going on. And that is no less true for us, so here we present a small sample of recent articles that have caught our eyes. Of course, being a small sample, there is much more out there. So, if you do see something that you think has been of use to you, and would be of use to all of us, let us know and we’ll include it in subsequent issues. Whether it’s a journal article, web page, tweetchat or any other type of media, don’t keep it to yourself. You can find our contact details on the HLG website at  

Blevins, A., Kiscaden, E. and Bengston, J. (2017) Courting Apocalypse: Creating a Zombie-Themed Evidence-Based Medicine Game. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 36 (4), 313-322

Brown Epstein, H (2017) Cyberchondriacs. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 17 (4), 317-322

Gerber, A. (2017) The Librarian’s Contribution to Continuing Medical Education. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 36 (4), 408-414

Hackman, D., Francis, M., Johnson, A. et al. (2017) Creating a Role for Embedded Librarians Within an Active Learning Environment. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 36 (4), 334-347

Hamasu, C., Burroughs, C., Glenn, E. et al. (2017) Mining Data in Electronic Health Record Systems: Opportunities for Librarians. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 17 (4), 282-291

Haugh, A. and Silvey, E. (2017) Taking the Anxiety Out of Reflective Writing. Nursing Standard. 32 (11), 36-37

Langarizadeh, M., Yousefianzadeh, O., Azadeh, F. et al. (2017) Systems Librarians in Medical Libraries: A Proposed Curriculum. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 17 (4), 301-316

Long, B. (2017) Addressing a Discovery Tool’s Shortcomings with a Supplemental Health Sciences-Specific Federated Search Engine. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries.

Mahoney, M (2017) An Academic Librarian’s Search for Meaning: A Survey of Lifelong Learning in Library Literature. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 43 (6), 540-547

Marshall, C., Coleman, B., Hobbs, J. et al (2017) Librarian Outreach as a Critical Element That Impacts Patient Outcomes. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 17 (4), 323-331

McCrillis, A., Piazza, A. and Larson, C. (2017) Seeing the Big Picture Through Smaller Screens: Characterizing the Library User’s Experience on Mobile Devices. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries.

O’Connor, M (2017) How to Read and Understand a Scientific Paper. Patients Helping Patients

Orgeron, J (2017) Understanding the Language of Information Literacy. Journal of Academic Librarianship. http:/

Scaffidi, M., Khan, R., Wang, C. et al (2017) Comparison of the Impact of Wikipedia, UpToDate, and a Digital Textbook on Short-Term Knowledge Acquisition Among Medical Students: Randomized Controlled Trial of Three Web-Based Resources. JMIR Medical Education. 3 (2), e20

Tukhareli, N (2017) Bibliotherapy-based Wellness Program for Healthcare Providers: Using Books and Reading to Create a Healthy Workplace. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. 38 (2), 44-50

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