Speed, accuracy, and confidence in Google, Ovid, PubMed, and UpToDate: results of a randomised trial.

Robert H Thiele, Nathan C Poiro, David C Scalzo, et al. Postgrad Med J 2010 86: 459-465 doi: 10.1136/pgmj.2010.098053

  • Google was the most popular search tool.
  • Users of Google and UpToDate were more likely than users of PubMed to answer questions correctly.
  • Subjects had the most confidence in UpToDate.
  • Searches with Google and UpToDate were faster than searches with PubMed or Ovid.