DOCUMENTI - Documents
Biochimica Clinica 2011; 35(6) 474-480
Glossario dei principali termini in uso nell’ambito di ricerche bibliografiche
1Dipartimento Diagnostica di Laboratorio, Laboratorio Generale, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Firenze
2Laboratorio Analisi Chimico-Cliniche, Istituto Fiorentino di Cura e Assistenza, Firenze
3Laboratorio Analisi Ospedale Civile Maggiore, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata di Verona
Glossary of terms used for literature search.
Glossary of terms used for literature search. The challenge for modern Laboratory Medicine is to find and apply the best available evidence. Electronic access to databases and scientific journals makes information easily retrievable and solves the issue of finding current best evidence. On the other hand, searches may yield a huge amount of data and result in information overload difficult to manage. To be useful, searches should be made using specific techniques that can be taught and learned. The aim of this glossary is to introduce readers in the world of the literature’s searches by defining the common use terms. It follows to the glossary, published in 2010 (Biochim Clin 2010;34:212-7), related to the terms used to describe and evaluate clinical trials and papers reporting on the diagnostic performance of laboratory tests.