Databases Searching for scholarly articles. How is Information Stored Why need to know? Method Tables, records, fields Examples What does searching do?
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How is Information Stored Why need to know? Method Tables, records, fields Examples What does searching do?
Database Management System Who decides? Examples Access – Microsoft product http://www.indstate.edu/cirt/pd/students.htm Sql Many others
Bibliographic or Factual Collection of facts or information bibliographic records Books, Articles can be searched Full text vs. abstracting / indexing Will be using for scholarly sources
What is a scholarly source? Research report Peer-reviewed journals Abstract Method Results Clinical recommendations
Online Literature Search - Pros Complete searches quickly May be done without librarian assistance Can limit search ie by years, journals Can obtain abstracts online, full text Saves searching through volumes of print
Online Literature Search - Cons Must be somewhat comfortable with computers Must be able to narrow the topic area Boolean Poor search terms result in poor results Instructions / Help If full text not available, still have to locate or wait for interlibrary loan to arrive
Databases CINAHL Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature comprehensive guide for nursing, allied health alternative and complementary therapies and consumer health
Databases (cont.) Medline - National Library of Medicine Medical literature analysis and retrieval system Online Medicine Nursing Dentistry Veterinary medicine Health care system Some Life sciences
More Databases Available through ISU library: http://lib.indstate.edu/databases.html Interfaces ProQuest EBSCO Host http://lib.indstate.edu/tools/tutorials/
LUIS Library User Information Service How to Access How to Search What to Search for
Interlibrary Loan Accessing a resource that ISU does not hold