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MERCY COLLEGE LIBRARIES DOBBS FERRY CAMPUS INFORMATION LITERACY/LIBRARY INSTRUCTION This PowerPoint Created and Presented by: Susan Gaskin-Noel – Reference & Instruction, Libraries’ Webmaster
NURSING RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PROFESSIONAL NURSING NURS 363 Professor Renu Abraham Varughese Fall 2010
Your Mercy College Libraries Ten Things You Should Know 1. Circulation Circulation - library barcode, check items in/out, Reserves 2. Reference Reference librarians are there for YOU; Do not hesitate to approach us, even when we look busy Reference - ALL research-related inquiries (including ERes and Blackboard) 3.Ways We can help you Individual appointment with a librarian General orientation or specific assignment Ask A Librarian Services 4. Textbooks Students are required to buy texts 5. Laptops Loaner laptops – circulation desk Instruction laptops – BI Room
Your Mercy College Libraries Ten Things You Should Know (cont’d) 6. Access to Databases (full text articles) On campus Off campus 7. RefWorks Access on and off campus Individual instruction with a librarian by appointment 8. System Loans Books from other Mercy libraries Articles from other Mercy libraries 9. Interlibrary Loans Books from non-Mercy libraries Articles from non-Mercy libraries 10. Other Services in the Dobbs Ferry Library Online Learning Learning Center Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL)
Your Research Tools Databases Databases Electronic Reference Sources Electronic Reference Sources Eres -Electronic Reserves Eres -Electronic Reserves Interlibrary Loans Interlibrary Loans Journal Locator Journal Locator Writing and Citation Guides Writing and Citation Guides
Subscription Databases What are Databases ? Databases are organized, searchable electronic records on a particular item, such as a journal article Databases vary in the topics they cover and the information they provide. Some databases include publication information and brief descriptions of all articles published in a group of scholarly journals or in a field Others provide access to the complete text of articles published in certain newspapers, magazines, or journals. Adapted from http://bedfordstmartins.com/researchroom/databases/defi nition.asp http://bedfordstmartins.com/researchroom/databases/defi nition.asp
Health/Medicine Databases Databases for Nursing CINAHL Cochrane Health Reference Center Academic Medline/PubMed ProQuest Health Management
CINAHL About CINAHL The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature indexes and abstracts articles published in more than 2,700 English-language nursing and allied health journals as well as virtually all publications of the American Nurses’ Association and the National League for Nursing. Fields of allied heath covered include cardiopulmonary technology, emergency service, health education, medical/laboratory, medical assistant, medical records, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, radiologic technology, social service/health care, and surgical technology. CINAHL also includes references to new books, book chapters, pamphlets, audiovisuals, dissertations, and other materials Coverage begins in 1982 and updating is monthly.
Searching CINAHL Enter simple search terms, using multiple boxes Set limits accordingly Years Date Type of publication Peer-reviewed Include references Mercy Libraries CINAHL Search Tips
Refining Your CINAHL Search For better/different results, you may: Reword your current search Add/remove limits Use the links to the left of your results screen Use CINAHL Headings
Example of Where is It ? Result – Mercy Has the Article
Example of Where is It ? Result – Mercy Does Not Have the Article
Interlibrary Loan What is Interlibrary Loan ? It is a reciprocal borrowing system among institutions. When do I use it ? Mercy Libraries will get any book or article that we do not own on loan for you, providing a library within the region owns it. You must return the book, the article is yours to keep. How long does it take ? Approximately 3-10 days How much does it cost ? This service is free Items borrowed from other Mercy Libraries are System Loans.
System Loan What is it ? A system loan is a request from one Mercy Library to another When do I use it ? If you need an item – book or article, from a another Mercy. Complete a system loan request form at the circulation desk of your home library, and the item will be sent there to you How long does it take ? Approximately 2-3 days
Cochrane About Cochrane The Cochrane Library provides up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Cochrane reviews explore the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc.) in specific circumstances. The Library contains several databases, one of which is a collection of full-text articles reviewing the effects of heath care (the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews). The other databases (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews, and others) provide citations and abstracts. Updating is quarterly.
Searching Cochrane Enter search terms in the search box on the right side of the screen and click “Go” A list of citations from the Database of Systematc reviews will appear To retrieve a summary of the review, click on the title of the item You may navigate the contents on the left side or click on the “PDF” for the full text Mercy Libraries Cochrane Search Tips
Medline/PubMed About Medline/PubMed PubMed provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts for articles from more than 5,000 biomedical journals in 37 languages and includes MEDLINE back to the 1940's as well as additional life sciences journals. Approximately 80% of the citations contain in-depth abstracts written by the article’s author and about 75% of the indexed articles are published in English. Subjects covered include medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, veterinary medicine, the health care system, health administration, dentistry, and the preclinical sciences. The database is updated 5 times a week. NOTE: PubMed on the Mercy College Libraries' web page has been customized to include a filter and links to journals subscribed to online and in print format by the Libraries. To access these Mercy holdings directly you must use the link to PubMed on the library web page.
Searching Medline/PubMed Enter simple search terms, using multiple boxes Set limits accordingly Abstracts Publication Dates Language Type of Article Subset (Nursing) Mercy Libraries Medline/PubMed Search Tips
Viewing Mercy Libraries’ Results From “Filter Your results” to the right of the screen select “Mercy Libraries” From the “Display Settings” link at the top of the results select “Abstract” and hit “Apply”
Example of Where is It ? Result – Mercy Has the Article
Example of Where is It ? Result – Mercy Only Has the Article in Print
Ulrich’s What is it ? A database of bibliographic and publisher information of over 300, 000 periodicals When to use ? To see if a periodical is peer-reviewed (refereed) To find out when the publication began/ended To see title name changes
Electronic Reference Sources Health/Medicine ADAM Medical encyclopedia with extensive illustrations. ADAM Grey Literature in Public Health Pamphlets and longer reports about health policy issues in New York and beyond, searched through the New York Academy of Medicine library's catalog. Harrison's Online Detailed, comprehensive textbook of medical conditions and treatments, for health science students. Grey Literature in Public Health Harrison's Online Merck Manuals This Merck site includes access to the following manuals: Diagnosis and Therapy, Geriatrics, Health & Aging, Medical Information, and Veterinary Healthcare, as well as the index of the chemists' encyclopedia. Merck Manuals Nursing E-books The Nursing@Ovid Core e-books are a collection of over 20 medical reference e-books, searchable by topic and relevant to any health area. Nursing E-books
Writing and Citation Guides Annotated Bibliographies Annotated Bibliographies Kansas University's brief description and example of annotated bibliograhies. Includes printable PDF version. Annotated Bibliographies How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography Cornell university's definition, how and when to use, and examples of an annotated bibliography. How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography APA Guides APA Guidelines - Mercy College Libraries (PDF) Guidelines and examples of APA (6th edition) provided by Mercy College Librarians. APA Guidelines - Mercy College Libraries (PDF) APA Guidelines - Purdue OWL Purdue University Online Writing Lab - citing APA style. APA Guidelines - Purdue OWL APA Sample Paper - Purdue OWL (PDF) Example of how to structure an APA research paper, from Purdue Online Writing Lab. APA Sample Paper - Purdue OWL (PDF)