Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Why Not Just Google It?
Read more here: http://7thspace.com/headlines/380362/why_not_just_google_it__an_assessment_of_information_literacy_skills_in_a_biomedical_science_curriculum.html
The article mentions PubMed. I recently designed some searches using that database and was a little surprised to learn that a colleague who tried one of them had difficulties using (adapting to) the search engine. PubMed doesn't process searches the way Google does. You have to learn how to use the tool -- and expertise in Google doesn't help much.
Bottom line: being good with Google doesn't (easily) cross over to other platforms.
Try it: Using PubMed, find the title of an article written by BG Smith and published in 2003.