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Chapter pages 3181-3194 in Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Editors: Doral, Mahmut Nedim, Karlsson, Jon (Eds.)

Brings readers up-to-date on the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries


Internet provides access to large amounts of information quickly, provides a flexible learning platform, and is easily accessible from anywhere, especially with new technologies. Web-based search engines and bibliographic databases, have already become part of a doctor's everyday life. However, even well-published researchers often fail to appreciate the background knowledge required to conduct a good literature search on the internet. Using the right techniques can improve the ability to search for relevant information This chapter briefly outlines the internet as an information resources such as Google, Google Scholar, PubMed, Cochrane for orthopedic surgeons. Also the subsequent sections of the chapter offers combining search engines tips and tricks for a best search that orthopedic surgeons can use to improve their use of web-based information and learning resources.