A recently published article:
- Google Scholar: A source for clinicians? Henderson J. Cmaj 2005: 172(12); 1549-50. [Medline] [Full text] [PDF]
casts some doubt on the utility of Google Scholar as a resource for searching for medical information and describes some competing resources, such as:
A Rapid Response letter added some additional comments and noted a valuable paper on optimizing your Medline search:
- Optimal search strategies for retrieving scientifically strong studies of treatment from Medline: analytical survey. Haynes RB, McKibbon KA, Wilczynski NL, Walter SD, Werre SR. Bmj 2005: 330(7501); 1179. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]
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