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Welcome to the Information Literacy Student Tutorial on Health Science Resources You have been assigned a research project and you are not sure where to begin. The Touro College Libraries have many resources to assist you. This instruction module is designed to introduce you to a variety of useful library resources and services and to prepare you to research your topic. Research can seem a little overwhelming at first, but we believe you will feel much better prepared after you complete this step-by- step module.
Let's get started A worksheet is available for you to use as you complete the tasks at the end of each section. At the bottom of each assignment page there are links to the Touro College Virtual Library. Click on the following student worksheet link and use the Windows File Print command to print a copy of the worksheet. Student Worksheet. Then click the back arrow to return to the tutorial.Worksheet
Touro College Virtual Library The Virtual Library is located at the following URL: The Virtual Library has information on and links to: About the Libraries Library Services Find Resources
Using this tutorial, you will learn: How to search for books, media, and ebooks by subject in the Library Catalog and how to use ebooks.Library Cataloguse ebooks How to search for full text periodicals using Proprietary DatabasesProprietary Databases How to use a Subject Directory to locate quality Web sites selected by human editorsSubject Directory How to use a Search Engine to find Web resources selected by computer programsSearch Engine How to evaluate Web sites using five basic rules to determine if the information is appropriate for your research assignmentevaluate Web sites How to complete your bibliography using a style guide and NoodleToolscomplete your bibliography
Part 1: Using the Library Catalog You can search for books and media using an online catalog. To access our online catalog, click on the link for Books & Media (Library Catalog). Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Touro College Library Catalog The Library Catalog SIMPLE SEARCH screen appears. This catalog includes all physical items (books and media) in the library collections as well as ebooks, etheses, and ejournal databases.
Searching the Catalog Let’s do a subject search in the Touro College Library Catalog. For this section we will use the subject terms occupational therapy to retrieve information about books and media in the libraries. Type the terms in the Search box (arrow). Click the down arrow next to Any Field (circled), to view the list of options that allows you to specify the area in the record to search.
The following options can be used to search for resources: Any field Author Title Subject (non-medical) Subject (medical) LC Call number (non-medical) NLM Call number (medical) ISBN/ISSN OCLC number Searching the Catalog
Searching by Subject (medical) To search on a subject area that we are interested in, click on Subject (medical) (arrow). We are using the search terms: occupational therapy
Searching by Subject (medical) Place the cursor on Subject (medical). This option will fill in the second box as is displayed to the right (circled). Click (arrow).
Search Results Your search results will appear on the screen as shown to the right. (If there is not an exact match to your subject terms, the catalog will provide nearby LC SUBJECTS). In this case, we have many options. Let’s look subject on the list titled: Occupational Therapy -- Aged for which there are 15 entries.Occupational Therapy -- Aged Click the subject link (arrow).
Search Results The 15 search results in the subject area Occupational Therapy -- Aged appear on the screen.Occupational Therapy -- Aged We will examine the catalog entry for the book: “Activities for older people : a practical workbook of art and craft projects”. Click on the title link (arrow).
Book Details This screen depicts the following details about the book (circled). Title/Author Imprint Location Call # Status Additional Subjects Let’s review each detail.
Title / Author The book detail screen shows the book Title followed by the author’s or editors name. In this example the book title is: “Activities for older people : a practical workbook of art and craft projects” / Brian W. Banks
Location The Location describes where the book is physically located (arrow). In this example, the book titled “Activities for older people : a practical workbook of art and craft projects” is located at the Bay Shore and Midtown libraries.
NLM Call # The NLM Call # refers to the number that was assigned to this book using the National Library of Medicine Classification System. Each book has a unique number that organizes it on the shelves by subject area. The Call # for this book is: WB 555 B ( arrow). Note that the call number ends with the publication year so you will know how current the book is.
Status The Status lets you know if the book is available. Examples of status types include: Available Reserved On Hold Checked Out In Transit Non-TC ILL Missing Overdue In this example, the book is Available.
Subject Headings In some cases, you can search for more books in the catalog by clicking on Subject links in the book details. Additional subjects (if available) are listed towards the bottom of the book detail record (arrow).
Touro College Libraries subscribe to over 40,000 ebooks. Let’s go back to the Catalog and click on Advanced Search (arrow). We will type in our search term: occupational therapy and select to search in Any Field (circled). Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index Locating ebooks in the Catalog
Advanced search offers the ability to “limit” your results by location, material, language and date ranges. In this example, we will limit the search to Location = E-Books (circled). Scroll down the page and click
Locating ebooks in the Catalog Review the result list and select an entry that is noted Electronic Resources (circled). The entry will have the following as its location: College E-Books (circled).
Locating ebooks in the Catalog On the result screen, scroll down the list to the e-book titled “The making of rehabilitation [electronic resource] : a political economy of medical specialization”, College E- Books” (down arrow). Click on the title link for this book to open the record (arrow).
Locating ebooks in the Catalog The catalog entry for this ebook appears on the screen. Notice the blue box in the center of the screen. Click here to access the electronic book Click on this link to open the ebook record (arrow).
Reviewing an ebook You will see the book cover on the bottom right of the screen. MAXIMIZE the ebook screen by pulling the divider line up to the top. (circled, arrow). This will allow you to view the ebook on a full screen.
Reviewing an ebook This ebook is one of many entries that is available through an electronic book service called NetLibrary. You open the ebook by clicking on the link: Click View this book (arrow) Publication details are to the right (circled).
Reviewing an ebook You will see the book cover in the center of the screen. The Table of Contents appears on the left side of the window. You can scroll up and down through the Contents of the book on screen (arrow) or you can click on any chapter. If you click on the link for Contents…
Reviewing an ebook You will see the chapter headings of the Contents of the book. The page numbers are clickable to go directly to the section that you would like to read (circled).
Searching within an ebook To search within an ebook, use the Search feature at the bottom of the page (circled). Let’s type in the terms: occupational therapy Click Search (arrow)
Searching within an ebook You will see the message “Results of 192 pages for occupational therapy” (circle). The results related to the search appear on screen, highlighted in yellow. The page number where the term is located in the ebook is noted. Click on the link View this Page (arrow) to view the section.
Searching within an ebook You can read the page online to see if this resource meets your requirements for your research. To go to the next instance where the terms are found, click View this Page for the second result (circled).
Exiting ebooks To go back to the Touro Virtual Catalog, click Return to Catalog (circled). To close out of NetLibrary, click the X in the upper right hand corner (arrow).
Assignment 1 Go to the Touro College Virtual Library and perform a Library Catalog search using your topic. Select one of the entries in your catalog search results. Review the detailed record for a book that looks interesting and answer the questions for Assignment 1 on your worksheet. Catalog search practice Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Part 2: Proprietary Databases Touro College subscribes to many online databases to help you with your research needs. Subscription databases are found on the Touro College Virtual Library by clicking on the Proprietary Databases link. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Proprietary Database Links The databases that you need can be viewed by clicking on a subject area link. OR You can scroll down the complete list of databases arranged in alphabetical order.
Using Health Sciences Databases L et’s look at proprietary or subscription databases in the Subject area of Education. Click on the Subject link Health Sciences. A list of the resources Related to these subject areas will be displayed in alphabetical order.
Health Sciences Resources The list of Health Science resources in support of the medical curriculum is on the screen. By scrolling down the list, you will see proprietary databases that relate to the health field. Some full text sources are listed below. Alt HealthWatch CINAHL Plus with Full Text Health & Wellness Resource Center Medline ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences College Edition
Using CINAHL Plus with Full Text For this tutorial, let’s use the database CINAHL Plus with Full Text. This database is very good for searching articles in over 560 nursing & allied health journals back to Scroll down the list and click on the link for CINAHL Plus with Full Text.
Using CINAHL Plus with Full Text The main search screen appears with advanced search options. Type in the terms occupational and therapy (circled) and leave the default search option as select a field (optional) (up arrow). Also click on the option to Limit to Full Text Articles (arrow). Click on
Search Results Your search results will appear on the screen. A sample is to the right. The total number of Full Text articles retrieved using the terms occupational and therapy is 1839 (circled). To view the citation of the article, click on the title of the article in blue (arrow).
The Article in Citation Format The citation appears to the right. Title: “Occupational therapy for advanced HIV patients at a home care facility: a pilot study”, followed by publishing details and an abstract of the article.
Full Text Article If you look just above the title, you will see that the article is available in PDF Full Text (arrow). If you click on the PDF Full Text link, you will see a copy of the entire article. You can print out this article if you choose.
The Article in Full Text Format
Journal Sources We are pretty comfortable with books, so now let’s take a look at journal sources. There are different classifications of journal sources. The types that you will likely encounter in your research are: Scholarly Trade Popular Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Scholarly Journals Used by Academics Scholarly materials have a serious appearance and contain very little advertising. They are written for professors, students, or researchers. The authors have expertise, have done research, and are affiliated with or sponsored by a professional association.
Trade Journals Used by Professionals Trade or professional materials may have a bright cover and contain advertising that appeals to those in the industry or field. They are written to provide information of use to that particular industry or field of study.
Popular Magazines Used by Anyone Popular materials may have a bright cover, and contain many glossy pictures and lots of advertising. They are written to attract a broad segment of the population and are usually published commercially. They have second or third-hand information, are opinions on a contemporary issue, and attempt to inform/entertain a wide audience on topics of general interest. Practice Selecting a Journal Type
Assignment 2 Go to the Touro College Virtual Library and perform a periodical Proprietary Database search using your topic. Select one of the entries in your proprietary database search results. Print the citation of the article. You will need to use this to create your bibliography later in this tutorial. Select an article in Full Text and answer the questions for Assignment 2 on your worksheet. Practice Proprietary Databases Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Part 3: Quality Internet Sites There are many Web pages published on the Internet. Your goal is to choose a quality Web site that is appropriate for your research needs. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Web & Search Sites The Touro College Virtual Library offers links to many quality web sites that can help you in your research. Under Find Resources, click on Web & Search Sites. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Web & Search Sites The WEB & SEARCH SITES page is divided into four major categories: Ready Reference Subject Directories Search Engines Metasites, Portals & Gateways Let’s review Subject Directories.
Subject Directories Subject Directories include collections of links that were selected by human editors / specialists who have subject expertise. These links have been reviewed and carefully chosen to assist students with their research needs. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Types of Subject Directories The Subject Directories have been organized into the following categories: General Business Education & Psychology Health Sciences Humanities Jewish Studies Mathematics & Science Social Sciences
Subject Directories Each subject directory contains lists of Web links that relate to a specific area of interest. For example, if you click on Health Sciences, you will see a list of Web links that you can use to locate portals for health care professionals, links to research data, alternative medical systems, etc.
Health Science Subject Directories The Health Science Subject Directories page contains an alphabetical list of links to collections of links to Web resources. Using subject directories can focus your research by going directly to quality Web resources that relate to your topic.
Using a Subject Directory Let’s continue the research using your term occupational therapy. Let’s look for a link that might be useful for your topic. Scroll down the list of Health Science Subject Directories. Click on the link for the web resource called HealthWeb.
Searching on HeathWeb When you click on the blue link for HealthWeb the screen to the right appears. Type in the search term occupational therapy in the search box (circled). Click
Search Results Results using the terms occupational therapy are displayed (circled). Search Results: 234 hits Click on the web site blue link to navigate to the resource. Example: American Association for Respiratory Care Clinical Practice Guidelines (arrow).
Linked resource You are directed to the web site for the linked resource: RESPIRATORY CARE The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care
Part 4: Using a Search Engine Another way to locate a Web site for your research is to use a Search Engine. Some search engines that you will want to consider include: Google Ask.com Yahoo Search Under Find Resources click on Web & Search Sites. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
General Search Engines Search engines use computer programs to look for matches based on subject terms. The results are returned in a list that is not evaluated by subject area experts. Click on General under Search Engines to bring up a list of all inclusive search tools.
General Search Engines The comprehensive list of general search engines appears. Let’s choose Google for this tutorial and type in your search term occupational therapy. Click *****Google
…then type in occupational therapy and click
Search Engine Results Your search results will appear on the screen. Google ranks the top search results in order of relevance to your search terms. Be as specific as you can with your search terms. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Part 5: Evaluating Search Results Before selecting a Web site retrieved by a search engine, you should be aware of some characteristics of Web site evaluation. When you use a Search Engine the results are computer-generated, and therefore need examination. We will review five rules to follow when reviewing Web sites. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Web Site Evaluation – Rule 1 Authorship This is a major criterion used in Evaluating information. Who is sponsoring, authoring, or managing the Web site? Does the publisher list his or her qualifications? You can determine The type of Web site by the extension on its URL..edueducation / research.com commercial / business.govgovernment agencies, offices, and departments.orggroup or individual.milmilitary.netInternet service provider
Web Site Evaluation – Rule 2 Accuracy Is the information on the site reliable? Unlike scholarly materials, Web sites are rarely refereed or reviewed. Differentiate fact from opinion. Look out for ambiguity, manipulative reasoning, and bias.
Web Site Evaluation – Rule 3 Currency Is the material up to date? Check the date on the page to see when it was updated. Is some of the information obviously out of date?
Web Site Evaluation – Rule 4 Comprehensiveness What is the depth of the information presented? Does it cover a time period, specific topic, claim to be inclusive?
Web Site Evaluation – Rule 5 Style and functionality Is the site laid out clearly and logically? Check for correct grammar and spelling. Is the writing style appropriate for the intended audience? Is the site easy to navigate? Are there clearly labeled icons and links? Do links to remote sites work?
Selecting a Site Getting back to your Google search results for the topic occupational therapy, let’s choose the following site from the search results: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. Let’s see if this site meets the requirements for the five rules.
The American Occupational Therapy Association Authorship The URL (Uniform Resource Locater) is: This URL ends in.org which means that it is a site maintained by a group. If you click on “About AOTA”, you can see the mission, history, membership, and contact information about this group.
The American Occupational Therapy Association Accuracy This site is the nationally recognized professional association of more than 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy. The site offers resources on: Education, Evidence-Based Practice, Issues and Advocacy, Licensure, Listservs, etc.
The American Occupational Therapy Association Currency The site includes a copyright notice that dates the site from at the bottom of the home page. The site also currently lists AOTA’s 2007 Conference Photo Galleries, so you know that recent updates have occurred.
The American Occupational Therapy Association Comprehensiveness This site provides links to: Career Information Publications Professional Development Information for Internationally Trained Therapists. Fieldwork, etc.
The American Occupational Therapy Association Style and functionality The site has links for: Consumers, Students, Educators, OT JobLink, Books, etc. (circled) (Note: there is a fee to join the full association, however, many resources on the student pages are free). The material is presented using both a vertical and a horizontal menu. This site looks like it could be useful for our research.
Assignments 3, 4 and 5 Go to the Touro College Virtual Library Web & Search Sites page and, using your search terms, select a Subject Directory to locate relevant Web sites for your research. Review the results of your search and choose a Web site for your topic. (Do not choose a.com site.) From the Web & Search Sites page, choose a Search Engine and, using the same subject terms, perform a search and compare your results. Answer the questions for assignments 3, 4 and 5 on your worksheet. Web & Search Sites Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index Additional Resources There are may other resources that Touro College libraries offer in the area of Health Sciences. From the Virtual Library home page, click on Resources A to Z (arrow).
Additional Resources A large list appears on the screen with links to the resources. Note that many of these are web based and not necessarily Proprietary. Let’s look at PubMed Central (PMC).
Using PubMed Central PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Let’s continue with our terms: occupational therapy
Using PubMed Central Type in the search terms: occupational therapy (circle). Click (arrow)
Using PubMed Central The result list of Items of 1942 appear on the screen. Let’s click on the Full Text link for the first article titled, “ Information literacy skills of occupational therapy graduates: a survey of learning outcomes ” (arrow).
The article in Full Text
Part 6: Writing Your Bibliography The Touro College Virtual Library has tools to assist you in creating your bibliography or reference list. There are style guides and online tools to help you. From the Virtual Library, under Our SERVICES, click on the Guides & Tutorials link. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Resources for Bibliographies Scroll down the page to Quick links. You will see links: For Students For Faculty Click the link For Students
Resources for Bibliographies You will see Quick links for: Primary and Secondary Sources Scholarly, Trade and Popular Materials Style Guides Citation Style for Research Papers (APA, Turabian, MLA, Chicago, AMA) NoodleTools (MLA & APA via NoodleBib) For detail on using this program, read our Creating Your Bibliography with NoodleTools. Turnitin (plagiarism prevention system) For detail on how to submit a term paper, read our Introduction to Turnitin for Students
Resources for Bibliographies NoodleTools - NoodleTools is a web based bibliography generator that Touro College Libraries has purchased for faculty and student use. Check with your professor to see which style (APA or MLA) is required for your research paper. To create your NoodleTools ID, click on N oodleTools New user? Create a new folderCreate a new folder Note: For detail on using this program, read our Creating Your Bibliography with NoodleTools Creating Your Bibliography with NoodleTools
Citation – Book Resource Below is an example of a book that would be included in your bibliography for the research on occupational therapy. This is the book Activities for older people: a practical workbook … that we looked at using the Library Catalog. Bibliography Banks, B. W. (2000). Activities for older people: a practical workbook of art and craft projects. Boston: Oxford. This citation was created online using the program NoodleTools. Contact your local library for assistance in creating your NoodleTools account.
Citation – Web Resource Below is an example of a Web resource that would be included in your bibliography for the research on occupational therapy. The American Occupational Therapy Association web site. This is the site that we just reviewed, using Web & Search Sites. Bibliography The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (2007, Spring). Retrieved May 18, 2007, from AOTA Web site: This citation was created online using the program NoodleTools. Contact your local library for assistance in creating your NoodleTools account.
Assignment 6 Review the style guides and create a citation for your bibliography. Use your article list from assignment #2 to choose an article for your citation. Write your citation in the space provided on your worksheet or attach a NoodleTools bibliography. Submit your worksheet to your professor. Style Guides NoodleTools Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
Congratulations! You have successfully completed the Information Literacy Student Tutorial on Health Sciences Resources. Any questions can be submitted to: Or visit your local Tourolocal Touro College LibraryCollege Library. Advance to continue or click here to return to the Indexclick here to return to the Index
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