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Table 2 Results of Needs Assessment

From: Why not just Google it? An assessment of information literacy skills in a biomedical science curriculum

Preferred Database or Search Engine Cohort (C1)
n = 84
Cohort (C2)
n = 76
Total (C1+C2)
n = 160
Google n = 40 (47.6%) n = 28 (36.8%) n = 68 (42.5%)
PubMed n = 25 (29.7%) n = 20 (26.3%) n = 45 (28.1%)
Wikipedia n = 11 (13.1%) n = 16 (21.1%) n = 27 (16.9%)
Google Scholar n = 4 (4.8%) n = 9 (11.8%) n = 13 (8.1%)
Medline n = 2 (2.4%) n = 1 (1.3%) n = 3 (1.9%)
Medscape n = 0 (0.0%) n = 2 (2.6%) n = 2 (1.3%)
CINAHL n = 2 (2.4%) n = 0 (0.0%) n = 2 (1.3%)
Additional or Not Listed Databases/Search Engines Frequency of responses:   
  C1
n = 84
C2
n = 76
Total
n = 160
Yahoo 15 4 19 (11.9%)
SciVerse Scopus 9 5 14 (8.8%)
Library website 8 2 10 (6.3%)
Facebook, YouTube, etc. 8 2 10 (6.3%)
EBSCO 0 0 0 (0%)
Academic Search Premier 0 5 5 (3.1%)
ScienceDirect, WebMD 0 3 3 (1.9%)
None/Not Listed 44 56 100 (62.5%)
Most Helpful or Useful C1 C2 Total
Google 44 22 66 (41.3%)
Wikipedia 17 21 38 (23.8%)
PubMed 11 15 26 (16.3%)
Other (Medline, Scopus) 10 14 24 (15.0%)
Not Listed 2 4 6 (3.8%)
Most Difficult or
Least Helpful
C1 C2 Total
PubMed 43 26 69 (43.1%)
None/Not Listed 21 24 45 (28.1%)
Other (MSN, Yahoo) 12 8 20 (12.5%)
Other (Medline, Medscape) 7 9 16 (10.0%)
Library website 1 9 10 (6.3%)