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In light of a couple of recent postings regarding non-librarians, specifically
nurses teaching literature searching, some of you may want to look at:
 
    Nicoll, L. H.  (1993).
         Keeping Abreast of the Literature Electronically.
         _Nursing Research_42_:315-317.
 
The author, an R.N., M.B.A., Ph.D.--but apparently not a librarian--makes
a strong case, to an audience of nurse researchers, for using GRATEFUL MED
as a means of keeping current.  Occasionally one also finds a physician
or other health professional writing on literature searching in one of
their journals.
 
When professors teach or write about library use, it seems to support, rather
than detract from the efforts we make at instruction.  Endorsement from a
professor is probably the best inducement to students and colleagues to
take care to learn to use the library properly, and to perhaps accept
instruction from their librarians.
 
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Walter R. Wilkins
Assistant Health Sciences Librarian (Peoria)
University of Illinois at Chicago             Voice: (309) 671-8494
Library of the Health Sciences                FAX: (309) 671-8495
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