Document Type

Article

Department

Libraries

Abstract

Introduction: Evidence Based Medicine definitely challenges the traditional role of the Librarian thus advocating for the need to acquire necessary skills, so as to be in a position to support Evidence Based Medicine.

Objectives: To outline the steps in the Evidence Based Medicine process; to explore the role of the health sciences librarian in the Evidence Based Medicine process; and to explore the challenges and opportunities that health sciences Librarians encounter.

Methodology: The study was descriptive and qualitative summary of the data was provided. The study obtained data from the views and experiences of 20 medical librarians from various countries during an online distance education course.

Conclusion and implication: Despite the various challenges encountered, the role of the health sciences librarian is acknowledged as critical in supporting Evidence Based Medicine.

Publication

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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