U of M students in the health profession have access to a wide array of high-quality scholarly resources through the University Library. However, when students graduate, much of that access is cut off, but using quality scholarly resources and engaging in evidence-based practice is critical in health care conducted beyond the University walls. This session for alumni and graduating students will show how to continue to find high quality scholarly information despite a lack of access to university resources.
Because preprints may not be peer-reviewed, it is wise to be cautious about conclusions drawn in preprints. This is especially true if the topic is hot or contentious.
Note: the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ECMJE) recommend that authors who choose to post their work on a preprint server, choose one that clearly identifies preprints as not peer-reviewed work and includes disclosures of authors’ relationships and activities. Source: Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, December 2021. (pg 9).