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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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MEJIA, Christian R  and  RED LIRHUS et al. Use of information sources by recently graduated physicians of Lima. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.4, pp.716-720. ISSN 1726-4634.

In order to determine the use of information sources by recently graduated physicians of Lima, Peru in 2011, a survey was conducted among graduated physicians at seven universities. They were asked about the use of search engines in the health area during their year of medical internship [last year of medical school]. Regular use was defined as the source being used once a week or daily. For 490 respondents, regularly used information sources were SciELO, accessed by 173 (36.4%); PubMed 165 (34.4%); HINARI 117 (25.5%); UpToDate 98 (22.3%); Cochrane Library 94 (20.6%); LILACS 91 (19.8%); a hospital institutional library 70 (15.0%); LIPECS 39 (8.7%); and Peru BVS 42 (9.3%). Only a minority regularly accessed information sources related to health. It is necessary to improve capacity in the efficient use of various resources of scientific information in a continuous way and that reaches students and health professionals.

Keywords : Internet; Bibliografía; Citation databases; médicos; Perú.

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