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Invited commentary on papers by Holden et al. and Shek on the quality of Social Work Abstracts

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Taylor, Brian (2009) Invited commentary on papers by Holden et al. and Shek on the quality of Social Work Abstracts. Research on Social Work Practice, 19 (3). pp. 366-369. [Journal article]

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Literature reviews – including systematic reviews – that underpin professional practice guidance and research funding bids now rely on searching electronic databases so as to ensure comprehensive coverage of relevant journals. Competent data extraction from journals onto databases is essential for efficient information retrieval and thus in ensuring that practice and research build on best evidence. The best investment to achieve a profession that bases its huge demand for knowledge on the best available evidence (and thus provides the most effective service to clients) would be a large, high quality database and a professional consensus on terminology for keywords used by indexers.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Databases, bibliographic; evidence based practice; information storage and retrieval; review literature as topic.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:12133
Deposited By:Professor Brian Taylor
Deposited On:25 Feb 2010 18:41
Last Modified:25 Feb 2010 18:41

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