Table 1

Types and order of information sources consulted to address an information need

Type of information source

1st source

(n = 71)

2nd source

(n = 26)

3rd source

(n = 12)

All sources

(n = 109)


Colleague

36.6%

42.3%

33.3%

37.6%

Book

26.8%

15.4%

8.3%

22%

Website

12.7%

15.4%

33.3%

15.6%

Search engine

12.7%

7.7%

8.3%

11%

Database

2.8%

11.5%

8.3%

5.5%

Journal

2.8%

3.8%

0%

2.7%

Other

5.6%

3.8%

8.3%

5.5%


Dwairy et al. BMC Family Practice 2011 12:90   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-90

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