Accessing Sources Of Evidence For Practice 4 Introduction To Electronic Resources Janette Colclough University of York Library & Archives.
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Accessing Sources Of Evidence For Practice 4 Introduction To Electronic Resources Janette Colclough University of York Library & Archives
Objectives Know how to access electronic journals Know how to use key subject- related web-based resources National Library for Health, Department of Health Know how to evaluate printed and electronic information
Electronic Journals and Newspapers University provides over 10,000 full text electronic journals and newspapers Some available only electronically Some available in print Some available in both formats
Electronic Journals and Newspapers Use Find e-Journal Also links from the Library Catalogue From home – most require ATHENS password More information: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/ejournal/
Key Sites – National Library for Health The NHS digital library for staff, patients and the public http://www.library.nhs.uk/ Includes: Hitting the Headlines – for the clinician and patient to quickly identify the reliability of news stories and the research evidence on which they are based NLH Specialist Libraries – examples child health, mental health, cancer, diabetes, etc Guidelines and policies
NHS ATHENS Most NHS resources are free Having an NHS Athens provides access to additional resources, eg electronic journals To create an NHS Athens from an NHS PC, follow the Register link from the NLH homepage
Key Sites – Department of Health Health and social care policy, guidance and publications http://www.dh.gov.uk/ Department of Health Publications - full text of publications where available and a publications library http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/fs/en http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/fs/en
Key Sites - Organisational Royal College of Nursing – access to public and members information World Health Organization - the World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health British Medical Association- open access public pages include ethics, science, policy, news, healthcare information
Electronic Books Available through the Library Catalogue Electronic access to some titles in high demand Covers a range of subjects, education, history, health studies, sociology, literature
Why Evaluate Information Resources Information found on the Internet can be unreliable Information in books and journals can be unreliable You need to evaluate all information you find – this will save you time
How To Evaluate Information Resources Purpose: A summary or an in depth research? Pressure group, drug company may have own agenda. Audience: Expert or the general public? Authority: Is it a well known author, academic publisher or organisation or an opinion? Who owns the information?
How To Evaluate Information Resources Currency: Up to date? Accuracy: Has it been checked by a reliable editor? Reliability: Well respected author?
How To Evaluate Information Resources Ctd Has it been peer reviewed i.e. reviewed by an expert in the field? E.g. Wikipedia – take great care when using….. Use these tips to help you decide if the information you find is suitable
Evaluating Web Resources – Special Considerations Not necessarily peer reviewed i.e. checked by an editor, publisher or librarian Therefore judge carefully ……
The Workbook Electronic journals Key web resources Evaluating information resources Test your skills