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Bull Med Libr Assoc. Jul 1985; 73(3): 259–262.
PMCID: PMC227647

Use of MEDLINE by medical students: results of a survey of the students of the Pritzker School of Medicine of the University of Chicago.


Because medical school is a logical place for information retrieval capabilities to be introduced to future physicians, a survey was conducted at the Pritzker School of Medicine of the University of Chicago in August 1984 to determine the students' awareness and use of MEDLINE. The study found that many students were unaware of MEDLINE and its capabilities, and that the MEDLINE orientation for students during the first week of medical school was inadequate. Suggestions for improving the orientation were solicited from the students, and these have been analyzed and discussed.

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