Evidence Based Medicine

This guide is designed to assist health care professionals and students become effective and efficient users of the medical literature.

Our Current Research Study

Consent Information
We are currently conducting research on the use and effectiveness of the Evidence Based Medicine research guide (EBM Guide). This research study is being conducted by a team within the University Library, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). 
The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. You will be asked about your academic background, the EBM Guide, and open educational resources.

Your decision to participate, or not, is voluntary, and you may end your participation at any time. You may skip any questions you do not wish to answer. If you do not complete this survey, you may still use the EBM Guide.

All responses will be kept confidential and only reported as grouped data. No identifying data will be shared. The research team will use the results of this study to improve this guide and may share important findings through conference presentations and professional journals.

Please contact the principal investigator, Deborah Lauseng, AMLS, with questions. She can be reached at dlauseng@uic.edu.

For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or any concerns or complaints, please contact the University of Illinois Chicago’s Office for the Protection of Research Subjects by calling 1-866-789-6215 (toll free) or emailing OPRS at uicirb@uic.edu.

Our Previous Research Study

Deborah L. Lauseng, Carmen Howard, Jung Mi Scoulas & Allan Berry (2021) Assessing Online Library Guide Use and Open Educational Resource (OER) Potential: An Evidence-Based Decision-Making Approach, Journal of Web Librarianship, 15:3, 128-153, DOI: 10.1080/19322909.2021.1935396.