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A Study on Quality Evaluation of Medical Web DBs : PubMed and Embase

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2004, 38(2), pp.161-187
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Sang-Jun Kim 1

1한국생명공학연구원

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ABSTRACT

This study concerns DB quality of the Web databases which has been produced in medical science. For the quality evaluation of Embase and PubMed, 10 evaluating criteria were developed on the basis of literature review. The evaluation result showed that PubMed has superiority to the currentness, accuracy, completness, consistency, ease of use, customer support, searchability, cost, and network & H/W on DB, but Embase has only superiority to the coverage. It is needed for purchasing, user training, and library service based on the above evaluation result.

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