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This is EXACTLY what I say to my interns during orientation: "UTD is essentially an encyclopedia. Good place to start, but don't stop there, and never use it as your sole source of information, especially for presentations".
 I have an image in my head now of Medical Librarians everywhere saying the same thing to their medical staff patrons... 

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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Heimlich, Layla
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Yes, exactly, with the same rules that you learned in first grade - it's okay to start there, just not okay to end there.


S. Layla Heimlich
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i look at them all as "encyclopedias".


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Interesting, in that the article you refer to lists four "evidence-based online textbooks: UpToDate, Physicians' Information Education Resource (PIER), Dynamed, and Best Practice."  However, the references in the article refer to those same resources as "online evidence-based practice point-of-care information summary providers" (PMID 20610379) and "online point-of-care evidence-based services" (PMID 21155939), which I think is closer to how our patrons think of them, although I don't think they would use those exact terms, possibly something closer to "point-of-care summaries."

I honestly think our patrons, even the residents and medical students, would not consider something a "textbook" unless it had chapters and a table of contents.  They still ask how to print off or download a "chapter" of a "textbook."

Layla


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Hi all

I have a question. I'm reviewing a paper for publication by a former colleague of mine who is not a librarian. She mentions a survey where some  health professionals said they used textbooks to locate evidence. Google and databases were first sources. Textbooks are not defined but I've seen some sources that refer to UpToDate as a eTextBook eg PMID:23220465.

What do you refer UpToDate as and if you know, what do health professionals at your institution think UpToDate is?

Catherine

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