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- 5 June 2013
The goal of LIBR534 is to provide students with a foundation in health sciences librarianship.
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Syllabus - LIBR534
At the end of the course, students will have a foundation in:
- Using print and electronic sources of health information, and databases;
- Expert searching of the health literature;
- Reference services in health libraries, and the information needs of users;
- Relevant practice issues for Canadian health librarians;
- Biomedical trends (ie. evidence-based health care, medical informatics, Open Access);
- The impact of computer technologies in health, and in libraries;
- Management of collections, document delivery, services, personnel.
- National and international associations, consortia, initiatives and trends.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Search bibliographic databases (ie. MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, search tools);
- Provide reference services using biomedical databases, print and electronic sources - including blogs, and wikis;
- Address the specific information needs of health library groups;
- Analyze evolving information needs in biomedicine, including scholarly publishing and communication;
- Design end-user instruction, and mediated-search services for academic and
clinical medicine (students and faculty), government, industry, health consumers;
- Discuss the value of health libraries in supporting academic and clinical activities;
- Discuss national and international trends, and web 2.0 media supporting health libraries.
Sample topics covered in LIBR534
Format of course
One lecture session per week, and IT Labs in selected weeks.
Required and recommended reading
Readings are assigned for each class from the wiki. Seminal articles are included in each week also.
Use of this wiki
LIBR 534: Health Information Sources & Services - Use of this Wiki