Key MessagesHospital nurses use Google and peers more than bibliographic databases for retrieving information on evidence based nursing.International differences in the use of PubMed and CINAHL exist.Nurses lack skills in information retrieval in bibliographic databases and time dedicated to it.Knowing the needs and the information seeking behaviour of the nurses can help the health librarians to make targeted courses and information material.BackgroundClinical nurses have always obtained health care information for the benefit of patient care. Some studies (Dee & Stanley, ; Morris‐Docker, Angela, Harrison, Wolstenholme, & Black, ; Pravikoff, Tanner, & Pierce, ), mainly over 10 years ago, document how and where nurses find this information (Dee & Stanley, ). In these studies, the overall conclusion was that the nurses involved preferred human or printed resources over electronic resources such as bibliographic databases, and that the nurses have many barriers towards electronic resources. In the Pravikoff study (Pravikoff et al., ) with 760 nurse respondents, the conclusion was that they were more confident in using Google than using bibliographic databases. When only looking at the bibliographic databases, PubMed or MEDLINE and CINAHL were the most commonly used sources for information retrieval. The question is whether the barriers towards searching in bibliographic
Health Information & Libraries Journal – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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