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Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Library Tutorial Developed by Ethan Allen MA, MLS John D. MacArthur Campus Library Susan Borglund PhD, RN Assistant Professor Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
2 Table of Contents Introduction The Research Process/TILT Online Access to the FAU Libraries The Nursing Resource Page Finding and Getting Books Finding Journal Articles Additional Library Resources Glossary Throughout the tutorial, a single click on an underlined blue word or phrase will take you either to the Glossary or a website.
3 Introduction The purpose of this tutorial is to provide information on the online resources and services available through the Florida Atlantic University Library System. Although some online classes may have an assignment attached to the tutorial, everyone using the tutorial is encouraged to complete the hands on directions contained within the tutorial.
4 In This Tutorial You Will Learn:Tutorial The library research process through an information literacy tutorial by the University of Texas.information literacy About the resources & services provided by the Florida Atlantic University Libraries. To locate books using Florida Atlantic Universitys book catalog.book catalog To locate academic journal articles using two nursing databases, CINAHL and OVID.academic journal articles databases Library terminology associated with the search process.
5 More Information… The book catalog and databases reviewed in this tutorial are for the entire Florida Atlantic University Library System. A Nursing Resource page, developed by the librarians on the FAU Jupiter campus, contains the major links referred to in this tutorial. The link to the Nursing Resource page is Additional information about library resources for FAUs distance learners is at
6 Getting The Most Out Of This Tutorial On your first use of this tutorial, we recommend that you read through all the slides before going to any of the links. When you see you will be asked to complete an activity. Lets get started….
The Research Process
8 Writing a scholarly paper usually requires references from the academic and/or professional literature. Getting the best references requires information literacy, which includes knowing how to search the literature for the most recent and best information on your topic, and how to use a library to obtain the articles and books desired.
9 Information Literacy Information Literacy is defined as the ability to find, use, and evaluate information. TILT is a information literacy tutorial produced by the University of Texas. Through TILT you can learn the basics of the library research process. The tutorial generally takes about an hour to complete. Follow your professors directions for forwarding your answers to the quiz at the end of each of the four modules.
Access to TILT TILT is accessed via the Internet. As a result, it may not always be available. We recommend that you do not wait until the last minute to use it. Click on TILT to access this informationTILT literacy program. A small portion of Module 2 is only available to University of Texas students. Thank you to the University of Texas for allowing us to use TILT.
11 Congratulations on completing TILT! You are now ready to learn how to use the FAU library system.
Florida Atlantic University Online Access to the FAU Libraries
13 Online Access to the FAU Libraries Your library card is your FAU Owl card. Obtain via The 14-digit number on your Owl card allows access to FAUs online databases, book check- out privileges and use of Interlibrary Loan.Interlibrary Loan If you are not able to access our databases with your Owl card number, call us at (561)
14 Off-Campus Access to the FAU Library System Access the FAU Library System through the MyFAU Pipeline. From the MyFAU homepage, click on Library. Note the following sites: My Library – links to the most commonly used FAU library sites FAU Electronic Collections – access to FAU electronic collections Library Homepages – links to all the FAU library homepages EZ-Proxy – this must be activated for off campus access to the electronic databases and collections. to permit linkages between Blackboard and the library system
15 A Click on EZ-Proxy… Takes you to the EZ-Proxy connection page. Enter your 14 digit Owl card number when prompted.EZ-Proxy Once the EZ-Proxy connection is made, the FAU Libraries Homepage will appear. This page can be minimized and the EZ-Proxy connection will be maintained. Minimize the library homepage when working in Blackboard. An EZ-Proxy connection must be made every time you use an off-campus computer to access the libraries electronic journals and databases. The connection will be maintained until you exit the library website.
16 In review, start at MyFAU. Click on the Library tab.
17 From the Library page, click on EZ-Proxy.
18 Enter 14 digit Owl Card number and Login.
19 You will automatically be linked back to the FAU Libraries home page.
20 Things to remember about EZ-Proxy Use your OWL card number when accessing EZ- Proxy. EZ-Proxy allows you to access FAUs online databases when you are working from an off-campus computer. You will be asked to sign on to EZ-Proxy each time you use an off-campus computer to access the FAU Libraries electronic collections & databases. The connection will be maintained until you exit the library website.
21 Sign on to E-Z Proxy now. You may want to review slides first
Florida Atlantic University John D. MacArthur Library Nursing Resource Page
23 The Nursing Resource Page A Nursing Resource Page has been created by the staff of the John D. MacArthur Library on the Jupiter campus to support the research needs of students and faculty in the College of Nursing.John D. MacArthur Library The resources found on the Nursing Resource Page are available throughout the FAU Library System. Bookmark the Nursing Resource page for easy access to databases and tools most frequently used in nursing. The John D. MacArthur Campus Library can be accessed from the FAU Libraries Homepage or the MyFAU Pipeline – Library tab.
24 Link to the John D. MacArthur Campus Library from the FAU Libraries Homepage
25 This is the homepage for the John D. MacArthur Campus Library.
26 Choose Resources in your Subject Area to access the Nursing Resources Page.Resources
27 Nursing Resources Page This is a good page to bookmark. Note the links to Databases for Articles and Information and Tools for Library Research.bookmark
28 This is what the Database for Articles and Information page looks like.
29 Databases for Articles and Information Information on databases & indexes: They do not always provide the full text of a desired article.full text Each database/index contains a different collection of journals. Full text articles not available in one database may be available in another database or index. Limiting a search to only one database limits the scope of your searching. A good tip is to use the same keywords in more than one database or index, and compare the results. Some databases require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view.pdf documents.
30 The Link to Adobe Acrobat Reader
31 Tools for Library Research The links on this page connect to a variety of resources & services.links –Skill Guides – information for the new researcher –Comprehensive Journal List – online journals found here –Nursing Tutorial – a link to this tutorial –Refereed journals – most scholarly assignments require references only from refereed journals.Refereed journals –Citing Electronic References – The College of Nursing requires documents retrieved electronically to be typed using APA formatting. –EZ-Proxy – electronic access to library databases. –Renew your books online – avoid late fees; renew online. –ILLiad – the InterLibrary Loan service –RefWorks – editing & organizing your own databases. Download Write-N-Cite from RefWorks to format in-text citations and references within your document.RefWorksDownload
32 This is the Tools for Library Research page.
33 InterLibrary Loan Requests ILL Request allows you to ask for circulating items through the Interlibrary Loan system.circulating items ILLiad, an FAU library service, also allows you to track your ILL requests. First time users register with ILLiad by using their 14 digit Owl card number. You must register with your FAU address to ensure proper notification. Books requested via ILL can be picked up at any of the FAU libraries.
34 Access ILLiad via this web address: or click on ILL Resources on the Nursing Resources Page.
35 The first time you use ILLiad Go to First Time Users.
36 When you have accepted the terms and conditions of ILLiad, and completed this page, you will have access to the Interlibrary Loan system. Users are expected to pick up their items at the FAU Library of their choice. If you are a Distance Learner, please identify yourself as such.
37 For subsequent access to ILLiad enter your FAU Username & Password. The ILLiad Logon Screen was reached via ILL Request on the Nursing Resources Page.
38 ************** Congratulations! You have accessed some important services of the FAU Libraries via the Nursing Resources Page You are now ready to use the FAU library system to get the materials you need.
Finding & Getting Books
40 To find books on your topic, click on the FAU Library Catalog link at the bottom of any Nursing Resources page or the Home page.
41 This is the FAU Library Catalog, your Gateway to library resources.
42 The Basic Search screen of the FAU library catalog gives you many different options to help you find what you need.
43 The full catalog tab shows that you are searching FAUs entire catalog.
44 The Journals/Serials tab allows you to search FAUs periodical collection.
45 The Course Reserves tab allows you to search through reserve material only. You will learn more about Course Reserves in a later section.
46 The Advanced Search tab gives you the option to limit your search to one specific library location, and to search by multiple keywords.
47 You can also limit your search to specific formats, such as Books, Periodicals or Media (DVDs, VHS).
48 If you have any questions, you can click on the Ask a Librarian link for help.
49 You can ask librarians at the Boca campus for help via chat at certain times or .
50 Keyword Searching There are many ways to search in this library catalog. For now, we will show you how to do a keyword search using the Basic Search screen. Idea to search: caring for self. TILT gave you an introduction to keyword search. What are some possible keywords for caring for self?
51 Keywords for caring for self Here are a few choices: Self care Self help techniques Empowerment Self-management Relaxation Self-talk Others?
52 Insert the Keyword(s) and Click Go.
53 ResultsResults of a Keyword Search using the term self help techniques.
54 Begin the search for self help techniques by linking to the Nursing Resources Page.Nursing Resources Page. If youre not sure how to get to the Nursing Resources Page, review slides of this tutorial before doing the search. After doing the search, return to this tutorial by minimizing the library catalog screen. See the glossary for directions on minimizing a page.minimizing Your turn to do the search
55 Please notice… In July 2006, there were 64 hits from this search. These hits may be books, videos, DVDs, government documents, or journal titles.hitsgovernment documentsjournal The titles are listed in chronological order, starting with the most current. This organization is typical of a keyword search in many databases. Call numbers and locations are given on this screen. To find out more about each item, click on its title.Call numbers
56 This is one of the hits from the search.
57 Please notice… All items that are underlined are links. For example, by clicking on Dolby, Sandra K , you can see which books written by her are owned by the FAU Library. Continue your search using the term self help techniques. Remember, the link to the book catalog is on the Nursing Resources page. Click on the underlined links on the search results page. What did you find? Which links can help you search a particular topic? Print out a copy of a book title screen for use during the next few slides.
58 Subject Links The Subjects listed at the bottom of the screen (not shown on slide, see copy you printed out) are terms that have been assigned to this book.Subjects These terms: - give you more information about the items content. - are links to other items in the FAU library catalog. - can be used in further searches to find additional library material.
59 Call Numbers The call number for an item is listed after the location of the campus where it can be found (not shown on the slide, see copy you printed out). As you learned in TILT, call numbers indicate a subject. BF is the classification for psychology. The numbers BF608 to BF635 are used for the subjects of will, volition, choice and control. By clicking on the library location and call number, and scrolling all the way down, you will see the circulation information for that item. This is a good way to see whether or not the item has been checked out already.
60 Electronic Books Within the results list of your search, you may find books that are available electronically. Many are electronic books from netLibrary.electronic books The book catalog identifies e-books available through netLibrary. Create an account if you wish to check out an electronic book.
61 Other services of the FAU Libraries can be accessed from the different tabs of the search results page.
62 Remember, Interlibrary Loan Requests can be started directly from the search screen or a books catalog record. Make note of author, title, publisher and date. Later, you will type them into the ILLiad Request Form.
63 All ILL requests are made online through ILLiad. Click on the ILLiad link that pops up on the new screen.
64 After entering your username & password, this request screen will appear. Request either a photocopy of an article or loan of an entire work.
65 This is the top half of the request screen. Insert the required information, and then scroll to the bottom half of the screen. scroll
66 This is the bottom half of the request screen. Click on Submit Request to complete the ILL process. *Remember to select whether or not the item is owned by FAU.
67 Book Delivery for Distant Learners If you qualify as a Distance Learner, make your requests for books and articles through ILLiad. Only books and articles held by the FAU Library System will be mailed. If an article is available electronically, it can be retrieved through ILLiad. Please read the terms of agreement on the Document Delivery page before requesting these items. This page is at
68 Other ILL Options To request a copy of a book not owned by FAU, make your Interlibrary Loan request through your nearest public library or other State University System library. Non-FAU books MUST be picked up at the library where the request was made. Keep in mind that because you are enrolled in a state university, you may also check out books at any of the other 70 public universities and community college libraries.universities and community college libraries
69 Options from the Book Search Results Page: Printing or ing a citation. Print or –The reference for an individually marked item –The results list from your search. Scan the results list and mark the items of particular interest first. Link to Library Catalog. a citation to yourself.citation
70 To a citation, click the small box next to the record number, then click the save/mail tab.
71 Tips For Doing A Search Of Your Own Define your topic. Choose keywords for the topic. Broaden your search if you have too few hits. If you have too many hits, refine your search. Refine your search by combining terms using and, or and not. Identify the call numbers and search terms that appear most often. Use RefWorks and Write-N-Cite to keep your work organized and retrievable.
72 Search Assignment Choose an area of interest to explore. Create a keyword list for the topic, and do a search using one of the keywords. Following your professors directions, respond to the following questions? –How many hits did you get? –Pick one title - Is this a book, video, DVD, or government document? –Is it a circulating item or a reference item?reference item –What are the subject headings for this item?subject headings –What links were available for this title?
73 Congratulations! You have learned –The basics of library research. –How to access FAUs book catalog. –How to read a citation from the book catalog. –How to use keywords, subjects and call numbers to refine your search. –How to and print citations in the book catalog.
Locating Journal Articles
75 Finding Journal Articles Most scholarly papers are required to contain a minimum of 3-5 recent articles on a topic. Recent means within the last 5 years. Journals should be refereed journals. To get the most recent articles written by nurse experts, choose databases containing the scholarly nursing journals. Begin at the MacArthur Campus Librarys Nursing Resources Page.
76 If you know the name of the journal a desired article is in, click on FAU Libraries catalog on any Nursing Resources Page or the Home Page.
77 To search for a specific journal title, click on the Journals/Serials tab.
78 To search for a specific title, type it into the 2 nd search bar under the selection Title begins with and click Go.
79 The record for Nursing Administration Quarterly indicates its online availability. Click on the full text hyperlink to access the journal online.
80 Access to electronic databases containing full text nursing journals can also be done via the Comprehensive Journal List.
81 The Comprehensive Journals List can be also found on the MacArthur Campus Librarys home page.Comprehensive Journals List
82 Click on the first letter of the journal title you are searching for. Note: The 2 nd row of letters will search only the MacArthur campus library for the printed journals.
83 For example, clicking the letter N on the Comprehensive Journals List will bring up journal titles starting with N. Online access to the full text of these journals is available in various databases. Link to a particular database by clicking on the name of the database.
84 Remember that access to the electronic journals off campus is only possible with an EZ-Proxy connection.
85 Try this now by linking to the EZ Proxy via MyFAU. MyFAU You may want to review the last few slides before doing this search.
86 Direct access to the electronic databases containing nursing journals can also be done from the Databases for Articles Page.
87 The most commonly used databases are OVID and CINAHL. For direct access to OVID, use Quick Links.
88 Full Text Important features & information OVID is a well-respected & useful database. OVID Is an aggregate of hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals from over 50 publishers and societies. -- from OVID Technologies Field Guideaggregate OVID provides access to full text articles and to articles which have citations and abstracts only. Coverage is from 1996 to the current year.
89 Access to Full Text If you get the following message: Error: The database is not available. All user licenses are currently in use. Please try again later you have not done anything wrong! The FAU library subscription to Full Text allows for a limited number of users of the site at any one moment in time. Early mornings and evenings seem to be the best times for accessing OVID and CINAHL.
90 Select If you want to search more than one database at a time, click the box next the name of each database you wish to search.
91 This is the basic search screen at Insert keywords of interest, check Ovid for Full Text Available, & click on Search.
92 Search Results for pain management. To read an article, click on Ovid Full Text. To create a list of articles for future review, click on the small box to the left of the citation of interest.
93 Please notice… How many hits were received. The reference information for the journal article contains: –The title of the journal –The author(s) –The volume and issue numbers –The page numbers for the article. All of this information is required when constructing a reference in APA format. Some citations give access to the complete references cited in the article, the articles table of contents, and/or the articles abstract.
94 To Create a Reference List: To create a list of articles of interest, put a check in the box to the left of each citation desired, and follow the directions at the bottom of the search page.(not shown) If you wish to manage your bibliography through RefWorks, view the tutorial which explains how this is done.RefWorks Go to This highly recommended utility will format your references according to APA style.
95 Printing an Article from Ovid Once you have opened the full text of an article, the menu box gives you several options for obtaining the article. Click on Full Text (PDF) to get a copy of the article as it originally appeared in the journal.
96 To locate a list of the journals contained in Full Text, click on Advanced from the basic search screen
97 Choose Browse Journals.
98 Expanding Your Search All the hits on Ovid were full text because a full text search was requested. To expand a search to articles that are not in full text on Ovid, do the same search (pain management), but do not click on the Ovid Full Text Available box. Articles not available in full text may be available from other databases or from the library. However, even this search was limited to the journals available in this database only. Use more than one data- base when searching, especially if the topic is of interest to other health care professionals.
99 More Searching Tips Compare the number of hits received when choosing/not choosing the full text option. If too many hits are returned, limit the search by adding another term. For example, pain management and children may provide more manageable search results. Some citations will include other keywords that pertain to or more concisely describe the topic.
100 Remember, if an article is not available in the database you are searching, it may be available in some other database or format. Journals in paper and microfilm can be located by searching the FAU Library Catalog.
101 Obtaining a Full Text Article that seems to be unavailable from the database SFX is a built-in resource to help locate full text articles that are not available from the database in which you are searching. The SFX button will lead to information on other databases or alternative means of obtaining what you need. It is possible that the item needed is available in print or in microformat at one of the campus libraries or that it must be requested through interlibrary loan.microformat
102 SFX Buttons are located next to each citation. For more information on SFX, go to
103 In review: Searching OVID Full Text The search for a journal article is similar to that for a book. From the Nursing Resources Page, click on the link for Full Text. Insert the keyword for topic of interest on the basic search screen. Under Limit to, choose OVID Full Text Available and then Perform Search. When search results appear, a click in the box to the left of a citation will create a list of articles for later review. The full text of the article will appear when you click on OVID Full Text.
104 Congratulations! You have learned: –How to find Full Text –How to search using Ovid Full Text. –How to retrieve a full text article. –How to read a journal citation. –How to send your results via . –How to find a list of journals indexed in Full Text. You are now ready to use CINAHL.
105 Nursing Databases: CINAHL CINAHL is an abbreviation for the Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health CINAHL provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the literature related to nursing & allied health. Coverage is from 1982 to current year. Although some full text articles are available, many citations include only abstracts or references. Search pages and strategies are very similar to Full TextSearch pages
106 From the Nursing Databases Page, Choose CINAHL via EBSCO.
107 Here is an example of a search for pain management in CINAHL. Notice the similarities to Full Text. You must click on Add to print or your chosen article.
108 Once you have added the article to the Folder tab, you may print, or save it to a disk.
109 Additional relevant databases are listed on the Nursing Databases Page as you scroll down. An exploration of these databases will lead to other articles on your topic.
110 Congratulations! Now you are able to access the FAU Libraries databases for articles & citations.
111 Need More Help? If you have followed these directions, but are still having difficulty accessing our databases, call the Jupiter library at , or the Boca library at The Jupiter library is open: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. *Boca library hours may vary.
Additional Library Resources Annotated Bibliographies Course Reserves Articles on Caring APA Formatting APA Electronic References
113 Annotated Bibliographies An Annotated Bibliography is a collection of article summaries/critiques on a particular topic. A power point presentation on the construction of an annotated bibliography is located on the Nursing Resources Page. The power point presentation is only a resource. Always check with the professor for your course for his/her annotated bibliography assignment guidelines.
114 Course Reserves To facilitate access to frequently used articles in a course, professors will often place specific articles on reserve. Course Reserves can be accessed from the Nursing Resources page or the FAU Libraries Homepage.
115 This is the main Course Reserves Screen. Here you have several different search options.
116 To search by Instructor, type in the last name of your Instructor and select Instructor from the field to search.
117 Click on the course number next to the Instructors name. Articles on reserve for that course will appear.
118 Articles on Caring A list of articles related to caring and the FAU College of Nursing philosophy has been collected and placed on electronic reserve. Access the articles via the Course Reserves tab on the FAU Library catalog page. Enter Caring into the keyword search box. To access a particular article, scroll down the list of articles, and click on the hyperlink. The Caring articles are all.pdf files. You can ignore any books that the search brings up.
119 This is the basic search screen for the Course Reserves. To search for the articles on Caring, type Caring into the search box and click Go.
120 Identify an article of interest, then click on the hyperlink to access a full text copy of the article.
121 Your browser will open a new window containing the article you selected. * Please be patient. It may take a few moments for the page to load.
122 APA formatting The College of Nursing requires that all submitted papers be typed following the formatting guidelines of the 5 th edition of the APA Publication Manual. General guidelines include: –1 inch margins on all 4 sides of paper –Left justification only –Times New Roman 10 or 12 sized font –Page number/header upper right hand corner of each page When in doubt consult the APA Publication Manual. Always follow the specific directions of your professor for title page requirements.
123 APA format for books For one author – Schuster, P. M. (2002). Concept mapping: A critical thinking approach to care planning. Philadelphia: Davis. For two or more authors – Blais, K. K., Hayes, J. S., Kozier, B., & Erb, G. (2002). Professional nursing practice: Concepts and perspectives (4 th ed.). Upper Saddle River, N J: Prentice Hall. For an edited book – Bower, F. L. (Ed.). (2002). Nurses taking the lead: Personal qualities of effective leadership. Philadelphia: Saunders.
124 APA format for journal articles For one author – Schwarz, J. K. (2003). Understanding and responding to patients requests for assistance in dying. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 35(4), For two to six authors – Roberts, S. R., Kennerly, D. A., Keane, D., & George, C. (2003). Nutrition support in the intensive care unit: Adequacy, timeliness and outcomes. Critical Care Nurse, 23(6),
125 APA Electronic Reference Links Electronic Media and URLs General Forms for Electronic ReferencesGeneral Forms for Electronic References Reference Examples for Electronic Source MaterialsReference Examples for Electronic Source Materials Citations in Text of Electronic Material Electronic Media Spelling Guide
Glossary - A Academic journal articles This refers to articles found in periodicals that are considered scholarly. One way in which these differ from popular, sensational or news magazines is that they cite their sources in footnotes or bibliographies. Articles from academic journals are preferred for student research. (Return to presentation.) (Return to presentation.) Aggregate A collection of particulars into a whole. Full Text is described as an aggregate because it draws from many sources to create its unified database. Many of the libraries databases are aggregated in the sense that they collect article or citation entries from many unrelated publishers. (Return to presentation.)
Glossary - B Book catalog Libraries traditionally have used a Card Catalog with which to find what a library owned. One could search by title, subject or author to find material. This basic system has been transferred to electronic databases, usually referred to as Online Catalogs. FAU s online catalog for books and all library holdings has been incorporated into ALEPH and is available on the Internet. Searching in online databases allows for greater flexibility. For example, in an online catalog, it is possible to search by keyword and call number and to specify location, format and language. (Return to presentation.)
Glossary - B (continued) Bookmark A list of favorite web pages (URLs) saved in your browser, so you can have quick and easy access to them later. These saved URLs are called Bookmarks, by Netscape, while Internet Explorer calls them Favorites. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - C Call numbers Most academic libraries employ the Library of Congress Classification System in order to tag a book s location within the library collection. This system groups books of like subject matter together and assigns each subject a combination of letters and numbers. Every book is labeled with its appropriate LC (Library of Congress) call number. This number is usually typed on a white label and placed on the book s spine or front cover. An example of an LC call number is BF L (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation Circulating item Any material that can be checked-out and removed from the library for personal use for a designated time period is a circulating item. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - C (continued) Citations The basic elements of a citation are: Author, Title and Publication information. Once you have a citation, you can use the information to find the item, whether a book, article, or website. When writing a research paper, it is customary to cite your sources so that your reader is able to find the identical item which was used for your research. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - C (continued) Comprehensive Journals List The MacArthur Campus Library has created a web page where students can search for a journal by title and then link into a database where the full text is found. Students can also search a second list to find journal titles shelved or stored in the library at the John D. MacArthur Campus Library. In many cases where a journal is not available electronically, it may be available in print or microfiche formats. The majority of journals in paper and microformat can be found by searching the FAU Libraries book catalog. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - D Databases An electronic medium in which information can be stored and retrieved. Library database: These contain citations, abstracts, full text articles, images and other files. They are available by subscription from publishers and often contain archives (back issues) and current articles from a wide variety of journals. An Academic database is the same as a library database and intended for scholarly use. Online journal databases are the electronic counterpart of print journal collections. Journal contents are loaded into a publisher s database and placed online for network access. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - D (continued) Download This is the process whereby data files from external sources (floppy disks, websites, attachments, etc.) are transferred into your computer. These incoming files may be read and deleted or saved (to your desktop, hard drive, floppies, etc.) according to your discretion. A vital step to the successful downloading of programs, such as the Netscape browser, is to save it somewhere on your computer. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - E Electronic book Entire books are now available through FAU Libraries subscription to netLibrary s eBook Collection. Once you have configured your computer to the Proxy Server, you will be able to create your personal account at netLibrary. This collection includes many titles in nursing. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - E EZ-Proxy Visiting the library web pages through EZ-Proxy permits access to restricted databases. Use of the proxy essentially makes your computer at home or work an extension of the Librarys computer network system. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - F Full text This refers to the online presence of an article or other information, as opposed to an article or information found in print sources located on library shelves. Full text indicates that an entire document is available, rather than a citation or summary of the article s content. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - G Government document The U.S. Government is a major source of statistical information and research. Further, the government publishes its findings and indexes these publications through the Government Printing Office, whose chief purpose is to keep America and its Congress informed. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - H Hits These are the items returned to your screen once search terms have been submitted to a database search engine. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - I Information literacy This is the ability to find, evaluate and use information in an effective way. This is an ability that should grow and be used over a lifetime. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - I (continued) Interlibrary Loan (ILL) This is a service that most libraries offer when they do not own the item you need. Once you make a request for something not in the local collection, a request is issued from your library to another library which owns the item you need. Once your library obtains the item you need, it is loaned to your library for a brief period. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - J John D. MacArthur Campus Library Florida Atlantic University 5353 Parkside Drive Jupiter, Florida (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation Journals Journals are a medium of formal written communication. They are used by special groups, learned societies and professions to share research and stimulate dialog on topics of interest. Journals are composed of articles contributed by experts and scholars and are published periodically (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc.). They are published in print, microform and electronic formats. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - K Keyword searching Many databases allow for keyword searching. Keywords consist of the essential words appropriate to your topic. Generally, they can be reduced to two or three nouns, depending upon how specific the topic is. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - L Library resources These are the purchases the library makes for the benefit of its users, primarily books, journals, newspapers, videos, computer software, database subscriptions, internet access and so forth. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation Links Short for hyperlinks, these often appear as blue words on web pages. When you click on them, they refer you to another place on the page or to another web site. (Return to presentation)Return to presentation
Glossary - M (continued) Maximizing When opening a Web link or a second program, the window for that link or program may be smaller than the main window. To make the window that you wish to work with, larger, you can maximize or enlarge it by clicking on the box (square) sign in the upper right hand corner of the computer screen. When you do this, the window will expand to the full size of the screen. Microformat Usually refers to microfiche or microfilm. (Return to presentation)Return to presentation
Glossary - M (continued) Minimizing It is possible to use your computer running multiple programs at the same time. For instance, you may have your browser running while running a writing program. Presuming that you want to concentrate on one program at a time, you can minimize an application by clicking on the minus sign in the upper right hand corner of the computer screen. When you do this, you are only setting it aside for later use. To bring it back up, click on the program button that is waiting at the bottom of your screen. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - O Online book renewal It is not necessary to bring books back to the library each time you wish to renew them. ALEPH has an Online Renewal Service which allows you to do this from any computer. You may renew up to three times online. After that, you will have to bring them to the library for renewal. The exception to this are books from libraries other than FAU and videos, which cannot be renewed online.
Glossary - R Refereed Journals Articles submitted to a refereed journal go through a rigorous evaluation process by a panel of experts so that high quality, accuracy, and relevance are assured. Not all journals use this process. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation Reference item These books, journals and other materials, also classified as non- circulating, are not available for check-out. Examples of reference items are: encyclopedias, current almanacs and directories, or very costly or heavily used materials. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation Results list Once you have submitted search terms to a database, the entries or files that return make up the Results list. These are also called hits. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - S Scroll Using your mouse to move up or down a web page is called scrolling. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation Search pages When you have entered a database and have arrived at the page which provides an open field or box for entering terms, you have reached the search page. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - S (continued) Subject headings This is a technical library term. Every item found in a library s catalog will be classified by its subject headings. These are fairly precise descriptors of the content found in books and other materials. The catalog may be searched using subject headings, but they are formatted according to technical standards and take extra time to use. Subject headings are found at the bottom of the screen for each title. Librarians can help you determine the most useful subject headings for your search. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - S (continued) Subjects This is another name for the topics you will search in databases. Also, books in the library are organized by subject, so that books treating common subject matter will be placed close to one another according to the Library of Congress numbering system. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation
Glossary - T Tutorial A step-by-step introduction to something which you are about to learn and master. Tutorials are intended to encourage the learner to advance in knowledge of something new. (Return to presentation.)Return to presentation For a more comprehensive glossary, visit Case Western Reserve Universitys A Beginners Web Glossary.A Beginners Web Glossary
Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Library Tutorial Revised and Edited Summer 2006 by Lindsey McMullen BA John D. MacArthur Campus Library