TCMC Library Selected Resources for Keeping up with the Medical Literature
Keeping Up with the Medical Literature
“…considering everything of biomedical importance [to primary care] would require perusing about 6,000 articles a day.”
Source: Alper BS, Hand JA, Elliott SG, Kinkade S, Hauan MJ, Onion DK, Sklar BM. How much effort is needed to keep up with the literature relevant for primary care?. J Med Libr Assoc. 2004 Oct;92(4):429-37
According to the concepts of Information Mastery, physicians need to select at least one good "foraging tool" to stay current. A good tool will provide useful, relevant, and valid information while filtering out the non-essential.
Alan Shaughnessy, PharmD, has written this excellent article about how to set up a system to keep up with the literature.