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Table 1 Topics presented in the modules and students’ participation rate in each educational modules

From: Assessing the effect of virtual education on information literacy competency for evidence-based practice among the undergraduate nursing students

Modules Topics Missed (%) Completed (%)
1 Familiarizing with EBP and understanding of what is involved in EBP
Perceiving the value of EBP in nursing
Learning the level of skills required for undertaking different EBP activities
Discussing and making a possible work plan by using an example according to the steps of EBP
Understanding information literacy and its framework
Explaining various terminologies related to information literacy
Familiarizing with how information technology can be used in education
1(2.50) 39(97.50)
2 Introducing and orientating variety of information sources including hard print, electronic and human sources
Developing the skills to obtain e-books, e-journals, and other meaningful information using the library or the Internet
Demonstrating a variety of electronic search capabilities such as the ways to subscribe and receive free articles
Determining the most appropriate methods for accessing information electronically: search engines, interfaces (the database screens), and content available through a given system
2(5.00) 38(95.00)
3 Developing skills to criticize/evaluate hardware, software, and websites
Identifying keywords, synonyms, and related terms for the information needed (Medline, etc.)
Describing information needed through key concepts and terms
Demonstrating medical and nursing databases such as Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PubMed, Scopus,…
Using search strategies in databases such as PubMed and Scopus
Introducing Up to Date, EBSCO,…
Searching articles in Persian databases such as Scientific Information Database)SID(, Medlib, Iranmedex, and Magiran
1(2.50) 39(97.50)
4 Doing simple and advanced search, and conducting limited search based on the publication year, full text, keywords, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), and using search operators such as AND, OR, NOT and etc
Doing practical exercises. For example, retrieving related articles in databases such as PubMed and Scopus for “Intubate Patient Care” with related keywords and providing search results
3(7.50) 37(92.50)
5 Demonstrating abilities and gaining proficiency in search of information, management of information, and application of various technological tools in presenting information
Determining the nature and extent of the information needed
Explaining the risks and constraints of searching the Internet for needed evidence-based information
Using appropriate search language and parameters for selected system
3(7.50) 37(92.50)
6 Assessing the quantity, quality, and relevance of the search results to determine whether alternative information retrieval systems or investigative methods should be utilized
Evaluating information sources critically and incorporating selected information into their knowledge base and value system
Comparing various information sources to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias
Synthesizing conclusions based upon information gathered
Using information effectively for a specific purpose individually or as a member of a team
Evaluating outcomes of the use of information
1(2.50) 39(97.50)
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