Current Awareness

HLG Nursing Bulletin Vol. 39 (3/4)

 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    


  Aylward, K, Sbaffi, L and Weist, A (2020) Peer‐led information literacy training: a qualitative study of students’ experiences of the NICE Evidence search Student Champion Scheme. Health Information and Libraries Journal. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12301  

  Bethel, A, Rogers, M, Abbott, R (2021) Use of a search summary table to improve systematic review search methods, results, and efficiency. Journal of the Medical Library Association. DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2021.809  

  Bin Naeem, S, Bhatti, R and Khan, A (2020) An exploration of how fake news is taking over social media and putting public health at risk. Health Information and Libraries Journal. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12320  

  Bradley-Ridout, G and Epworth, A (2020) Library technicians collaborating with librarians on knowledge syntheses: a survey of current perspectives. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. DOI: 10.29173/jchla29459  

  Castek, J and Novak, A (2020) Hospital Library Puts a Digital Spin on Outreach During Pandemic. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. DOI: 10.1080/15323269.2020.1823306  

  Cirelli, M and Long, B (2020) Doing Away with “Database:” Exploring Medical Library Website Design. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. DOI: 10.1080/15424065.2020.1823291  

  Franklin, K, Faulkner, K, Ford-Baxter, T and Fu, S (2021) Redesigning an online information literacy tutorial for first-year undergraduate instruction. Journal of Academic Librarianship. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102277  

  Hartfiel, N, Sadera, G, Treadway, V et al (2020) A clinical librarian in a hospital critical care unit may generate a positive return on investment. Health Information and Libraries Journal. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12332  

  Jarvis, C, Marcotte Gregory, J, Mortensen-Hayes, A et al (2021) Borrowing trouble? The impact of a systematic review service on interlibrary loan borrowing in an academic health sciences library. Journal of the Medical Library Association. DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2021.1005  

  Kiely, H (2020) Library Jargon Creates Barriers for Potential Users of Health Library and Information Services. Health Information and Libraries Journal. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12328  

  Premji, Z, Fuller, K and Raworth, R (2020) A cross-sectional survey on academic librarian involvement in evidence-based medicine instruction within undergraduate medical education programs in Canada. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association. DOI: 10.29173/jchla29458  

  Valizadeh-Haghi, S, Khazaal, Y and Rahmatizadeh, S (2021) Health websites on COVID-19: are they readable and credible enough to help public self-care?. Journal of the Medical Library Association. DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2021.1020  


  Anderson, R, Fisher, K, Waler, J et al (2021) Library consultations and a global pandemic: An analysis of consultation difficulty during COVID-19 across multiple factors. Journal of Academic Librarianship. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102273  

  Coghil, J and Sewell, K (2020) Librarians’ Response During COVID-19. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. DOI: 10.1080/15424065.2020.1823924  

Cox, A and Brewster, L (2020) Library support for student mental health and well-being in the UK: Before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Academic Librarianship. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102256  

  DeRosa, A, Jedlicka, C, Mages, K et al (2021) Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge: a health literacy training partnership before and during COVID-19. Journal of the Medical Library Association. DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2021.1014  

  Haugh, D (2021) Communicating with medical library users during COVID-19. Journal of the Medical Library Association. DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2021.1003  

Pauwels, N, De Meulemeester, A, Romagnoli, A et al (2020) Medical and health informatics services during and after the COVID‐19 pandemic should be virtual, tailored, responsive and interactive: a case study in Belgium. Journal of the Medical Library Association. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12330  

  Spring, H (2020) Health literacy and COVID‐19. Health Information and Libraries Journal. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12322  

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