Using Wikipedia and Google for medical information

Some interesting abstracts from PubMed:

"Google is an efficient web resource for identifying specific medical information." Google was more efficient than all other resources for identifying medical information (P less than 0.0001) http://bit.ly/6FXATW

Google Scholar versus PubMed in locating primary literature to answer drug-related questions: no major differences http://bit.ly/8OygYt

Wikipedia is not authoritative and should only be a "supplemental source" of drug information http://bit.ly/7qzZ7k

Does Wikipedia provide evidence-based health care information? http://bit.ly/4WVLHt - No. Who is surprised?

Personality characteristics of Wikipedia members: Introverted women more likely to be members than extroverted women http://bit.ly/8YfrXb

Mobile Websites from Pubmed: Search Abstracts and Find Disease Associations http://bit.ly/7ucyn5 - Works on Kindle too. The mobile MedlinePlus (for consumers) is at m.medlineplus.gov http://bit.ly/6jjkt3


Image source: Doctors Using Google by Philipp Lenssen, used with permission.

1 comment:

  1. RT@ LibrarianGMIT: New useful search engine that returns full PDF scientific articles not subject to access fees: http://www.freefullpdf.com

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