Librarian Community Membership

Thank you for your interest in participating in FPIN’s Clinical Inquiry project! Clinical Inquiries are manuscripts submitted for publication in The Journal of Family Practice or American Family Physician. CIs are point of care questions asked and answered by practicing family physicians in the FPIN network. For more information, please visit the CI Overview page.

How do librarians benefit from participating in FPIN?

  • Co-authorship on Clinical Inquiries 
  • Access to published Clinical Inquiries and other resources 
  • Enhancement of evidence-based search expert skills 
  • Search mentorship by librarian peers 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Collaborative opportunities on information systems projects 
  • New working relationships with family physicians both locally and nationally

What qualifications do I need to participate?

FPIN prefers that librarians have:

  • Two or more years of experience searching electronic databases and Internet resources applicable to FPIN searches, including MEDLINE (use of MeSH vocabulary, publication types, and limits to search strategies).
  • A basic understanding of evidence-based medicine.
  • Experience performing clinically oriented searches for point-of-care questions.
  • A Master’s degree in library science.

How do I join or learn more about FPIN?

The Librarian Membership application is available in the table below. Contact the FPIN Librarian Editor ([email protected]) or the Clinical Inquiries Project Manager ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

CI Librarian Resources

CI Librarian Membership Application

CI Search Summary Form

Librarian FAQs

Librarian Co-Authorship Process

CI Librarian Search Filters

PubMed Therapy Filter

PubMed Prognosis Filter

PubMed Diagnostic Testing Filter

PubMed Diagnosis Filter

Ovid Therapy Filter

Ovid Prognosis Filter

Ovid Diagnosis Testing Filter

Ovid Diagnosis Filter