1 Nursing: Concept Models for Professional Practice Introduction to Research Resources at the Kean University Library.
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1 Nursing: Concept Models for Professional Practice Introduction to Research Resources at the Kean University Library
2 This guide covers the following topics: How to search for books in the Kean Library.search for books How to search for specific journals by name.search for specific journals How to search for journal articles by subject.search for journal articles Where to go for help.help
3 Begin your research by going to the Kean University Library Homepage at: http://library.kean.edu/ http://library.kean.edu/
4 How to Search for Books: From the Kean University Library Homepage (http://library.kean.edu/), click Kean Catalog.http://library.kean.edu/ Click here
5 The Kean Catalog may be searched by keyword, title, author, and subject. Scroll down to see more searching options
6 For example, to find books about nursing theories, enter the keywords -- nursing theor? -- in the Find This search box, then click Search. Enter your keywords, then click Search. The ? Used here is a truncation symbol.
7 Examine the Search Results list for titles of interest. Make note of the Library Location and Call Number. Books located in the Main Collection may be checked out if the Status is Not Charged. Click the title to view the complete record.
8 Here’s the complete record for the third book on the results list: Books are shelved in alpha- numeric order according to the Call Number. The RT books in the Main Collection are shelved on the third floor of the Library. If you’d like to send this record to yourself, type your email address here and click the “Email” button. Click the browser’s “Back” button to return to the search results list.
9 Browse the results list for other relevant books, or enter different search terms in the “Find This” box at the top of the screen. You can make revisions to your search terms here.
10 For instance, a Subject Browse type of search for nightingale, f? will locate books by or about Florence Nightingale. Switch this box from “Keyword Relevance Search” to “Subject Browse.”
11 Click the blue number on the left to view book records for books described by the corresponding subject headings to the right.
12 Again, make note of the Call Numbers and Location for any books of interest.
13 How to search for specific journals by name: To find out if the Library subscribes to a specific periodical, go to the Kean University Library Homepage (http://library.kean.edu/) and click Periodicals.http://library.kean.edu/ Click here
14 Click here Click Kean’s Periodical Listing to access a searchable list of the Library’s journal subscriptions.
15 For example, if you want to find out if the Library subscribes to American Journal of Nursing, enter this title into the Quick Search box, then click Go. Enter a journal title, then click Go.
16 If the journal title appears in the Search Results, this means that the Library subscribes to the periodical. A checkmark under Print Holdings means that the Library has the journal in print or microform. Click the checkmark to access the journal’s Kean Catalog record for detailed location information. A checkmark under Full Text Access means that the journal is available online through the database indicated below the title. Make note of the date range available. While on the Kean campus, you may click the database name to access the online articles. When off campus, access the database as described in the following section of this presentation.
17 How to search for journal articles by subject: To find journal articles on a particular topic, go to the Kean University Library Homepage (http://library.kean.edu/) and click Databases.http://library.kean.edu/ Click here
18 You will get a screen that looks like this: When working off the Kean campus, enter your Library Barcode in this log- in box.
19 CINAHL is a key database for research in Nursing. To get to CINAHL: Click EBSCOhost, then click EBSCOhost Web, and then click CINAHL.
20 The steps listed above are as follows: First, click EBSCOhost. Remember to enter your Library Barcode if working on a computer not on the Kean campus. Click here.
23 The database defaults to the Basic Search screen. Either type keyword search terms in the Find box, click the blue Advanced Search tab to access the Advanced Search screen, or click the green CINAHL Headings button to access the database thesaurus: Let’s click on CINAHL Headings for now. Enter your keywords here. Alternatively, switch to the Advanced Search form or to the CINAHL Headings thesaurus.
24 Here’s an example of a Basic Search: Use the word “and” between keywords. Also, use the * (asterisk) as a truncation symbol. Click Search. Put a checkmark next to the words “Peer Reviewed” to limit your results to articles published in scholarly journals.
25 You should get a list of articles that include mention of the keywords “Orem” and “theory” or “theories.” Click any article title to access the article’s citation and abstract (summary). Click the title to see the article’s citation and abstract.
26 When you see Linked Full Text in the article record, this means that EBSCOhost is providing access to the full- text article. Sometimes CINAHL provides links to full-text articles. Simply click Linked Full Text to access the article.
27 Even when you do not see “Linked Full Text,” you should consult the Library’s Periodicals list to see whether or not the journal you need is available through a different database or as part of the Library’s print holdings. Make note of the article’s date, volume number and issue number. When you are working on the Kean campus, you can click the “Tour” link to check the Periodicals list automatically. However, when you are working off the Kean campus, you must search the Periodicals list yourself, following the steps demonstrated earlier (see slide 13). We need to find out if the Library subscribes to Research and Theory for Nursing Practice.
28 Remember, to find out if the Library subscribes to a specific periodical, go to the Kean University Library Homepage (http://library.kean.edu/) and click Periodicals.http://library.kean.edu/ Click here
29 Click here Then click Kean’s Periodical Listing.
30 Enter the journal’s name (in this case, Research and Theory for Nursing Practice) in the Quick Search box, then click Go. Enter journal name, then click Go.
31 The result shown below indicates that articles published in the journal Research and Theory for Nursing Practice are available in print format in the Library. The checkmark under the heading “Print Holdings” indicates that the Library subscribes to this journal in print format. Click the checkmark to see more information about this journal.
32 Remember, if you search for a journal title in the Periodicals list and find no records, you may still request a photocopy of the article you need through Interlibrary Loan. A search for Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing yields no results.
33 The Interlibrary Loan request form is available online from the Kean University Library Homepage at: http://library.kean.edu / http://library.kean.edu / Click here.
34 Where to go for help: Call a Kean University Reference Librarian at 908-737-4618. E-mail the “Ask a Reference Librarian” from the Kean University Library Homepage (http://library.kean.edu/). Simply click Ask a Reference Librarian.http://library.kean.edu/ Consult the Frequently Asked Questions, accessible from the Kean University Library Homepage (http://library.kean.edu/).http://library.kean.edu/ Visit a Reference Librarian in the Kean University Library.