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1 Library Orientation – Get You Started For Nursing PhD Students Min-Lin E Fang, MLIS Education and Information Consultant for Nursing and Social and Behavioral Sciences 415-476-3397

2 2 Objectives By the end of orientation, you will be able to: Perform a basic PubMed search Understand the purpose of MeSH Use the Details tab and the title tag [ti] Use limits to narrow a search Use the Display options Print and download citations Understand the purpose of MyNCBI You will learn what library resources/services available to support your study and research at UCSF.

3 3 GALENGALEN Resources/Services Getting Started for Students Discover Resources Remote Access: VPN Online Journals: Search or Browse our online journals for full-text articles Locate articles using PubMed@UCSF, CINAHL and other databases Link to full text Search the UCSF Library Catalog for our print & online collections Search the Melvyl Catalog for all UC library resources.

4 4 GALENGALEN Resources/Services cont. Research and Publishing Support Database Literature Searching Classes EndNote & RefWorks Classes New Chat Reference Services 12-3 M-F Individual in-depth Consultations Online Tutorials Document Express Library Tours Computer Access: ILC, Loaner Laptops

5 5 UCSF Library Catalog Search UCSF print & online collections Place items on Hold Course Reserves, e-Reserves Renew a book online View your record

6 6 Melvyl Catalog Search for all UC library resources Try our pilot of the new Melvyl@UCSF at

7 7 Electronic Medical & Nursing Textbooks Access Medicine: Harrison’s Online, the Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Series Access Medicine MD Consult: Clinical reference books, practice guidelines and a drug reference MD Consult Stat!Ref: Medical and nursing reference books including ACP Medicine, 5 Minute Clinical Consult, Davis’ Drug Guide for Nurses, Nurses Pocket Guide Stat!Ref

8 8 Nursing Subject Guide Key resources Clinical resources EBM resources Drug information Social and behavioral databases Health policy & administration

9 9 PubMed@UCSF Produced by National Center for Biotechnology Information Contains over 18 million references from MEDLINE and other databases (HealthSTAR, AIDLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, CANCERLIT, SPACELINE and HISTLINE) Indexes over 5,000 journal titles 1950 – present

10 10 CINAHL 55% overlap with MEDLINE; 45% unique MEDLINE primarily covers journal articles CINAHL includes book, book chapters, dissertations, conference proceedings, AV materials, software Nursing-specific controlled vocabulary/ thesaurus to help retrieval

11 11 Databases –cont. Cochrane Library (EBM) Business Sources Complete HaPI (Health and PsychoSocial Instruments) JSTOR, including sociology, health policy PsycINFO (psychological literature) SocAbstracts (social sciences literature) UptoDate (clinical information, restricted access) Web of Science

12 12 Obtaining Journal Articles UC-eLinks Link to full text article (UCSF subscription) Check UCSF Catalog and Melvyl for journal location (print and electronic) Request articles from journals not owned by UCSF UC-eLinks QuickGuide Interlibrary Borrowing Services

13 13 PubMED: Why Use MeSH? MeSH headings are an efficient way to find information on “concepts” or topics where authors use different language to discuss the same ideas. Using MeSH improves precision and accuracy of subject searching. Searching for words in the title or keyword indexes may not retrieve relevant articles. Example: physical therapy “Storytelling as therapy: implications for medicine.” Abstract: Storytelling is an art developed during the beginning of human history, probably to teach the wisdom of generations past, including basic mental and physical health principles…

14 14 Development of Search Strategies Formulate the question Break the question to multiple concepts Locate the proper MeSH/thesaurus for each concept Combine various concepts using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) Refine your search Too Many? Apply limit options (language, subset, age, publication type, major heading, subheading) Too Few? Explode

15 15 Search Exercises 1.Malnutrition in nursing home residents 2.End-of-life care in pediatric cancer patients 3.Alternative medicine therapies in pain management 4. Role of nurse to patient ratios in hospital patient outcomes Choose an article – does UCSF have this available online? In hard copy? Does another UC have it available?

16 16 Citation Management Allows you to create and organize citations for books, articles, websites, and many other types of documents. Works with word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) to insert correctly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create the bibliography. EndNote vs RefWorks EndNote: Purchase at UCSF Tech Store or site RefWorks: Free Web-based service for UCSF students and personnel Create your individual account Sign up for a class

17 17 Recommended classes Literature Searching Class: Advanced PubMed Searching 9/18 4-5pm Nursing Computer Lab (Required) Advanced Googling Class RefWorks vs EndNote class (Sign up early!) Check Library ClassesLibrary Classes

18 18 What’s New? Library Construction 2 nd Floor of the Library will be transformed to be a state of the art Teaching and Learning Center by Spring of 2010. You can sign up for updates on progress

19 19 Contact US Chat Reference UCSF Library facebook In person noon – 3pm, M-F Email Phone 415-476-2337 Individual Consultation Min-Lin Fang 415-476-3397

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