Librarians' Roles in Evidence-Based Dentistry Education: A Review of Literature and a Survey in North America
Medical Reference Services Quarterly
This study describes the current roles of dental librarians in Evidence-based Dentistry (EBD) education including their perceptions of EBD and barriers to their involvement. A Web-based survey was distributed to the dental librarians in North America, with a 71% response rate. The results showed that the majority of dental librarians are playing multiple and diverse roles in EBD education. The most frequently cited barrier to their involvement is the low level of interest from the dental faculty/student/school. Most dental librarians felt competent in supporting EBD, although continuing education needs in both EBD and teaching skills were pointed out.
Dental education, dental librarian, evidence-based dentistry (EBD), evidence-based practice (EBP), questionnaire, survey