Stretching PICO: implications for database searching and perceived searching confidence
Library Technician (LT) students develop knowledge and expertise in translating diverse patron reference questions into effective search strategies. Traditionally they are taught generic concept mapping for identification of searchable components. This poster explores how PICO could be modified and applied, outside of the clinical context, as a novel teaching approach to structuring search strategies and promoting searching confidence in information literacy instruction across disciplines. This study examines the effectiveness of PICO vs generic concept mapping as searching strategies for first year LT students, also considering student preference, and any differences in perceived searching confidence.
Presented on June 16, 2018 at the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) Conference held in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
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