Don't Google Your Way to Malpractice
Laurel Graham, MLS is primarily responsible for the development and management of the dental library, teaching of evidence-based dentistry skills and application, in addition to her everyday role of bibliographic instigator. She incites proper citing, thoughtful application of study methodology, and systematic review of evidence.
Laurel's wide range of experience includes both operational and research expertise, including evidence-based dentistry research, teaching, and systematic reviews. She came to Penn from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Chicago, where she worked as Senior Evidence-based Dentistry Manager.
Laurel has co-authored Systematic Reviews specifically related to dental medicine. She earned her BA and MLS at the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Disclosure: Laurel has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Understand how to systematically and quickly find freely available peer reviewed, evidence-based information to answer clinical questions - even faster than googling it! Most information found online is often incorrect, incomplete, or worst of all purposefully manipulated to serve an agenda that has nothing to do with the health of your patients. Most often it’s aimed at making a profit at the expense of your reputation.
- Search for evidence to answer a clinical question using PubMed's Clinical Queries;
- Form their own subject heading search;
- Find freely available peer reviewed publications;
- Apply the publication filter to find evidence based on their clinical question;
- Identify quality sources for finding information.
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