Responsible Literature Searching for Research: A Self

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Responsible Literature Searching
for Research: A Self-Paced
Interactive Educational Program
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Charles B. Wessel, Coordinator of Affiliated Hospital Services
Barbara A. Epstein, Director
Nancy H. Tannery, Associate Director of Information Services
The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS),
University of Pittsburgh,
a “model”
self-paced education program
that teaches
the fundamentals
of responsible literature searching for
research practice
• With sponsorship from the
Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
• Funded through a cooperative agreement
between the
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
and the
Office of Research Integrity (ORI),
United States Department of Health and Human
This Web-based educational program
provides a conceptual framework,
instruction, and guidelines on:
• Principles and recommended practices
for the
biomedical literature search process
• Identification and classification
of major information resources
• The limitations of
various information resources
• Determination of what
is an adequate literature search
for topics such as
drug safety and
identification of adverse events
• The role of reference librarians
in the
literature search process
An Advisory Committee
of experienced AAHSL and HSLS
reference librarians
evaluated the content
and recommended changes
and enhancements
during the development
of this program
Responsible Literature Searching for Research
Is 1 of 14 training modules
• On the University of Pittsburgh’s
Education and Certification Program
in Research and Practice Fundamentals (RPF)
• And contains
– 9 Chapters
– 5 Quizzes
– 13 Guidelines
– 86 References
– 5 Images
– 16 Tables
– 6 Appendices
The 14 Modules
Click on folder to open module
Open Chapter 1
Easy navigation
Quizzes test knowledge gained
Keeps track of quizzes completed
Tables contain supportive information
Guidelines are placed strategically to
• The module’s content
is based on principles
applicable in most
research-oriented settings
• HSLS is making
the content available
to other
academic health sciences libraries
and medical centers
for adaptation to their local settings
and resources