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1 Writing 1030F Library Resources and Search Strategies Jamie Goodfellow Research & Instructional Librarian Allyn & Betty Taylor Library October 22 & 23, 2012

2 Todays Agenda Introduction Citation Race Compare Three Search Products Creating an Effective Search Strategy Hands-on Research APA Quick Overview Wrap-up and Evaluation

3 Your Assignment 1250 word APA Paper Choose a topic Literature review – 4 sources Write paper

4 First….A bit of practice Your professor mentions a good article in the latest volume of The journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing on postpartum depression. Can you find it?

5 Find the PDF! Letourneau, N., et al. (2012). Support intervention needs and preferences of fathers affected by postpartum depression. The journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing, 26(1), doi: /JPN.0b013e318241da87

6 Discussion How did you go about finding this resource? Demonstrations Using the catalogue to find journal articles

7 Practice Question: You want to find more information on the impact of postpartum depression on fathers. How do I search for this information?

8 Lets compare… Summon vs. Catalogue vs. CINAHL What types of resources are you finding? How relevant are the results? How did you construct a relevant search? What do/dont you like about the product? What are some helpful tricks or tidbits when using this product? Pick one resource that you think is the most relevant and demonstrate to the class how you found it.

9 7 Steps to Database Searching 1. Identify the search question 2. Isolate the main concepts 3. Identify controlled vocabulary 4. Search each concept separately 5. Combine search sets 6. Evaluate results and modify strategy 7. Apply limits

10 Step 1 – Identify the Question You want to find more information on the topic of the impact of postpartum depression on fathers. The impact of postpartum depression on fathers

11 Step 2 – Isolate Main Concepts The impact of postpartum depression on fathers Postpartum depression Fathers

12 Step 3 – Identify Controlled Vocabulary Postpartum depression Fathers Example to follow

13 Using Controlled Vocabularies What: all items about the same topic have consistent subject headings Why: You can retrieve all the items on a topic, even when there may be several good ways to state a concept. Example: think of the yellow pages in the phone book. Hairdressers see Beauty Salons Nail Salons see Beauty Salons

14 Step 4 – Search Each Concept Separately Perform a search for Postpartum depression (S1) Perform a search for Fathers (S2)

15 Step 5 – Combine Search Sets S1 AND S2 Postpartum depression AND Fathers Combine your searches using AND

16 Step 6 – Evaluate Results How many results are you getting? Too many? Not enough? How relevant are your results? Revise your search if necessary by adding or removing terms

17 Step 7 – Apply Limits Peer Reviewed/Scholarly Articles Date Linked to full text English language

18 Keyword Search String Postpartum depression AND (father* OR spouse*) Add synonyms using OR Use * to include other terms Use quotes around phrases

19 Keyword Searching Postpartum Depression Fathers Other concept AND

20 Demonstration in CINAHL Start at the librarys Homepage

21 Your Turn! Use the other side of the handout to create your search strategy Search in CINAHL Ask Questions!!!

22 In Text Citation Direct Quotes (page ): when quoting, always provide the author, year and specific page citation or paragraph number for non-paginated material....if the quote comprises fewer than 40 words, incorporate it into text and enclose the quotation with double quotation marks. If the quotation appears in midsentence, end the passage with quotation marks, cite the source in parentheses immediately after the quotation marks and continue the sentence

23 In Text Citation Citing multiple authors (pages ) See Table 6.1 on page 177 for a concise display on how to cite, depending on number of authors

24 In Text Citation Plagiarism (page 15) Paraphrasing Material (Page 171): When paraphrasing or referring to an idea contained in another work, you are encouraged to provide a page or paragraph number, especially when it would help an interested reader locate the relevant passage in a long or complex text

25 The Reference List Page 37: Start the reference list on a new page. The word References should appear in uppercase and lowercase letters, centered. Double space all reference entries. APA publishes references in a hanging indent format. Alphabetical order, by surname of first author. (page 181)

26 The Reference List Page 193, Chapter 7 The most common kinds of references are illustrated here. Occasionally however, you may need to use a reference for a source for which this chapter does not provide specific guidelines. In such a case, choose the example that is most like your source and follow that format

27 The Reference List Citing Journal Articles (pages ) Include the digital object identifier (DOI) if one is assigned If no DOI is assigned to the content and you retrieved it online, include the home page URL for that journal. Section 7.03 Technical and Research Reports (page , example 31 & 33)

28 Letourneau, N., et al. (2012). Support intervention needs and preferences of fathers affected by postpartum depression. The journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing, 26(1), doi: /JPN.0b013e318241da87

29 Additional Support Your Manual! See samples papers, beginning on page 41 Supplementary Material from APAstyle.org Nursing Program Guide

30 Assessment Please answer the 5 questions on the yellow sheet. We will take this up as a group.

31 Questions? Jamie Goodfellow Phone: ext Taylor Research Help

32 Quick Evaluation Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the other side of the yellow sheet! THANK YOU!!!


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