President’s Page

Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, Medical Library Association President, 2018–2019


Collaboration between health sciences librarians and faculty as reflected by articles published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association

Knowledge Synthesis

– The impact of patient, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) as a search strategy tool on literature search quality: a systematic review
– Emerging roles of health information professionals for library and information science curriculum development: a scoping review

Original Investigation

– Publishing trends of journals with manuscripts in PubMed Central: changes from 2008–2009 to 2015–2016
– Accuracy of online discussion forums on common childhood ailments
– Implementing an interprofessional information literacy course: impact on student abilities and attitudes
– An evidence-based method for assessing the value of a search tool: a pilot study

Case Study

– The “Data Visualization Clinic”: a library-led critique workshop for data visualization
– Creating value through outreach in a hospital setting: a case study from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Library

Virtual Project

– Creating “wizards” on the library’s website
– Hospital librarians as publishers: expanding our role
– High-performance computing service for bioinformatics and data science
– Metrics Toolkit: an online evidence-based resource for navigating the research metrics landscape
– Using virtual reality in medical education to teach empathy
– “Plutchik”: artificial intelligence chatbot for searching NCBI databases


Using Slack to communicate with medical students
The relative citation ratio: what is it and why should medical librarians care?
Transforming the systematic review service: a team-based model to support the educational needs of researchers
How to earn a reputation as a great partner
“Blacklists” and “whitelists”: a salutary warning concerning the prevalence of racist language in discussions of predatory publishing

Trends and Techniques

– A systematic approach to searching: an efficient and complete method to develop literature searches
– Reference checking for systematic reviews using Endnote

History Matters

Data dreams: planning for the future of historical medical documents

Letter to the Editor

Special Paper

Report from the Medical Library Association’s InSight Initiative Summit 1: Engaging Users in a Disruptive Era

Book Review

Resource Review

– Cochrane Interactive Learning
– Covidence and Rayyan
– Piktochart
– SciFinder

Association Record