Kate McGraw, MA, MLS: Dentistry Librarian: About Kate

About Kate

Meet Your Librarian


Subject Specialty: Dentistry, Anesthsiology

Research: Systematic Review Searches; EBP Education; Usability of Library Tools, Publication Analysis & Bibliometrics;

Reference Management Tools: EndNote, Refworks, Mendeley, F1000W.


Kate is Assistant Department Head for User Services and the HSL Liaison to the School of Dentistry.

Kate's interest in the intersection between information skills and quality dental care started when she worked as a dental laboratory technician in a private dental practice while earning her Masters in Library Science.

Kate's current research interests include systematic review searching and reporting, the usability of online resources, and how information resources are used by researchers and clinicians.

MA, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary
MLS, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Guides Authored by Kate McGraw

Dentistry Guides

  • Dentistry
    This guide organizes selected databases, journals, electronic books and web sites useful for dental staff, students and faculty.
  • Evidence Based Dentistry
    Defines the 5 steps of evidence based practice, basic study designs and how to search for high quality evidence for clinical practice.
  • PubMed for Dental Research
    This tutorial uses dental topics to demonstrate basic PubMed search techniques. Includes information for UNC Chapel Hill affiliates on how to find the full-text of articles.

Other Guides

Publications and Conference Presentations

Brody ER, McGraw KA, Renner BR. F1000 Workspace. J Med Libr Assoc. 2017 Jan; 105(1):98-101. PMCID: PMC5234465.

Williams JH, Goushee M, Bortsov A, McGraw KA. Goodbye Large-Bore Access. Anesthesiology News. 2016; 42(10S):51-57

Rim SH, Guy GP Jr, Yabroff KR, McGraw KA, Ekwueme DU. The impact of chronic conditions on the economic burden of cancer survivorship: a systematic review. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2016 Oct;16(5):579-589. PubMed PMID:27649815; PMCID: PMC5102793.

McGraw KA, Brody ER, Renner BR, Hayes BE. Learning What Works: A Structured Evaluation of Two Tools That Help Groups Share Research Libraries. Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2016. Poster.

De Kok IJ, Cooper LF, Guckes AD, McGraw K, Wright RF, Barrero CJ, Bak SY, Stoner LO. Factors Influencing Removable Partial Denture Patient-Reported Outcomes of Quality of Life and Satisfaction: A Systematic Review. J Prosthodont. 2016 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID:27598416. PubMed Abstract / UNC-CH Full Text

Yarborough A, Cooper L, Duqum I, Mendonça G, McGraw K, Stoner L. Evidence Regarding the Treatment of Denture Stomatitis. J Prosthodont. 2016 Jun;25(4):288-301. Review. PubMed PMID: 27062660. PubMed Abstract / UNC-CH Full Text

Thalji G, McGraw K, Cooper LF. Maxillary Complete Denture Outcomes: Systematic Review of Patient-Based Outcomes. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2016;31 Suppl: s169-81 PubMed PMID: 27228248. PubMed Abstract

McGraw KA, Wright ST, Crowell K, and Martinelli, SM. Without Face-to-Face Limits: Using Online Modules to Expand Specialty Focused Residency Evidence-Based Medicine Instruction for the ACGME. Poster presented at the 2015 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2015, Austin, TX. Poster.

Hayes BE, McGraw KA, Renner BR, and Allegri, F. Multifaceted Informationist Support for Auditory Development Research Team: Preliminary Findings. Poster presented at the 2015 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2015, Austin, TX.

Martinelli SM, McGraw KA, Kalbaugh CA, Vance S, Viera AJ, Zvara DA, Mayer DC. A Novel Core Competencies-Based Academic Medicine Curriculum: Description and Primary Results. Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine. Vol XVI, Issue X, 2014.

Busch EL, McGraw KA, Sandler RS. The potential for markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition to Improve Colorectal Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jul;23(7):1164-1175. Epub 2014 May 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 24793954. PubMed Abstract / UNC-CH Full Text.

Lackey M, Swogger S, McGraw KA. Building capacity in a health sciences library to support global health projects. J Med Libr Assoc. 2014 Apr;102(2):92-5. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.102.2.006. PubMed PMID: 24860264; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3988780. Free Full Text

Bhaskar V, McGraw KA, Divaris K. The importance of preventive dental visits from a young age: systematic review and current perspectives. Clin Cosmet Investig Dent. 2014 Mar 20;8:21-7. doi: 10.2147/CCIDE.S41499. eCollection 2014. Review. PubMed PMID: 24672258; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3964025. Free Full Text

Holliday KM, Avery CL, Poole C, McGraw K, Williams R, Liao D, Smith RL, Whitsel EA. Estimating personal exposures from ambient air pollution measures:using meta-analysis to assess measurement error. Epidemiology. 2014 Jan;25(1):35-43. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000006. PubMed PMID: 24220191; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3973436. PubMed Abstract / UNC-CH Full Text

Clark TT, McGovern P, Mgkeokwere D, Wooten N, Owusu H, and McGraw KA. Systematic review: The nature and extent of social work research on substance use disorders treatment interventions among African Americans. Journal of Social Work, 2013. doi:10.1177/1468017313479858. Abstract and UNC-CH Full-text Access

Lackey M, Jenkins CG, McGraw K, Swogger S, and Suiter S. Building Capacity to Support Global Health Research on and off Campus. Paper presented at the 2013 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2013, Boston, MA.

Moore ME, Swogger S, Copeland L, McGraw K, Jenkins CG, and King EM. Researchers Share Perspectives on Open Access and Scholarly Publishing: Exploratory Pilot Study Using Qualitative Analysis of Interview Transcripts. Paper presented at the 2013 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2013, Boston, MA.

Martinelli SM, Mayer DC, Viera A, McGraw K, and Zvara D. Novel Curriculum for Anesthesiology PGY-1s: Academic Medicine Rotation. SEA Spring Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 1-3, 2012. Poster PDF

Holliday KM, Li J, Avery CL, Poole C, Williams R, McGraw K, Whitsel E. Sources of heterogeneity in the correlation between ambient, outdoor and personal concentrations of PM10: implications for bias in epidemiologic studies. Abstracts of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). September 13 - 16, 2011, Barcelona, Spain. Environ Health Perspect.  Meeting Abstract

Crescenzi A, McGraw KA, and Main LR. LibAnswers Usabiity: Rethinking Online Reference. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 17, 2011. Poster PDF.

Avery CL, Mills KT, Williams R, McGraw KA, Poole C, Smith RL, Whitsel EA. Estimating error in using ambient PM2.5 concentrations as proxies for personal exposures: a review. Epidemiology. 2010 Mar;21(2):215-23. Review. PubMed Abstract  /  UNC-CH Full-text Access

Avery CL, Mills KT, Williams R, McGraw KA, Poole C, Smith RL, Whitsel EA. Estimating error in using residential outdoor PM2.5 concentrations as proxies for personal exposures: a meta-analysis. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 May;118(5):673-8. Epub 2010 Jan 14. Free PubMed Central Full-text

Main LR and McGraw KA. Staff Perceptions of LibAnswers. Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC, October 14, 2010. Poster PDF / Staff Perceptions Survey Questions

Yoshii A, Plaut DA, McGraw KA, Anderson MJ, Wellik KE. Analysis of the reporting of search strategies in Cochrane systematic reviews. J Med Libr Assoc. 2009 Jan;97(1):21-9. Free Full Text

Bayne S, Anderson P, McGraw K. Defining Scholarly Productivity Levels for US Dental Schools Using Articles/Faculty/Year. J Dent Res 2006; 85(Spec Iss B):1223. Meeting Abstract

Leehacharoenkul RR, Bayne SC, Bader JD, McGraw K. Continental Bias of North American and European Dental Research Journals. J Dent Res 2006;85(Spec Iss A):0420. Meeting Abstract

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