International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 244

Full Length Research Paper

A study of search engines for health sciences

Mayank Trivedi
University Librarian, Sardar Patel University, Vallabhvidyanagar-388120, Gujarat, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 September 2009
  •  Published: 31 October 2009



The Internet is now the major worldwide Health information communication tool.  To avoid waste of time, improved search engines are needed, in terms of accuracy and efficiency. The medical community has been facing the problem of inflation of medical information. Due to information explosion, it is very difficult to find accurate information. The paper describes various search engines which are very much useful for health care professionals.


Key words: Health science, medical science, medical informatics, informationist, online tool, search engine, information retrieval, web, information sharing, information dissemination.