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CASTRO-MONTOYA, Maria del Rubí; PADILLA-MENDOZA, Mariano  and  ORNELAS-AGUIRRE, José Manuel. Aptitude for medical residents to the search and recovery of information. Investig. bibl [online]. 2018, vol.32, n.75, pp.145-161. ISSN 2448-8321.

This study examines the effect of an educational strategy for the development of electronic document search and retrieval skills in medical students performing residency requirement. Additionally, the information behaviors of search and retrieval of electronic documents before and after information literacy remediation are described. This quasi-experimental intervention study employs the census of residents enrolled in the 2010-2014 and 2010-2013 cycles. Measurements were performed before and after information literacy remediation in order to identify significant differences in aptitude before and after the execution of said remediation. Results of the pre- and post-measurements show a positive change with aptitude rising from 20% to 35% (Z = -3.46 with p = 0.01). Important data were obtained to measure the informational behavior of medical residents in information retrieval. We conclude that users trained in IL acquire the necessary skills to search and retrieve journal articles and e-books offered by IMSS.

Keywords : Information Behavior; Information Seek; Aptitude; Information Literacy.

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