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  • 1. Nursing Research 102 Daytona State College Library Fall 2014
  • 2. Types of journal articles Empirical research Results of one or more studies or experiments, done by the authors Words to look for: study, research, measure, subjects, data, effects, survey, statistical Ideally randomized, double-blind, controlled if clinical trials
  • 3. Types of journal articles Review articles Summarizes results of several studies or experiments – the sum knowledge in one area at the time Often written to identify trends or draw broader conclusions References page will be most helpful in identifying other research in field
  • 4. Types of journal articles Theoretical article Refers to a set of abstract principles related to a specific field of knowledge Does not contain research or present data
  • 5. Types of journal articles  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Editorials, letters and comments  Historical articles  News briefs
  • 6. Boolean Searching AND: OR: NOT: NARROWS your search BROADENS your search EXCLUDES words from your search
  • 7. Dogs Cats Horses
  • 8. Keyword Searching The secret to success: choosing your terms Pay attention to what the database or the article lists as the keywords, then use them
  • 9. Nursing Collection (Ovid) Nursing only ALL peer-reviewed Available limiters: Review Articles Publication Year Search results aids: View: Abstract Find Similar
  • 10. Cochrane Reviews Reviews only ALL peer-reviewed Available limiters: Year of Publication
  • 11. Medline with Full Text  ALL peer-reviewed Available limiters:  Date of Publication  English Language  EBM Reviews  Review Articles  Age, Sex, Human  Publication Type  Search results aids:  Page Options (right side)  Share (right side)  Geography (left side)  Age, Gender (left side)
  • 12. CINAHL  Must check peer-reviewed box  Available limiters:  English Language  Evidence-Based Practice  First Author, Any Author is Nurse  Randomized Controlled Trials  Human  Geographic Subset  Published Date  Search Results Aids  Page Options  Share  Evidence-Based Care Sheets
  • 13. Health Reference Center Academic Use Advanced Search Must check Full Text and Refereed boxes Available limiters: Publication Date Search results aids: Related Subjects Document Type Sort By
  • 14. Use Permalinks  EBSCO databases (Cochrane, Medline, CINAHL) Works like a URL  Enables your instructor to go right to the article
  • 15. How to read a research article Abstract Author affiliations and credentials Conflict of interest statement
  • 16. How to read a research article Introduction Review of literature Statement of problem
  • 17. How to read a research article Methodology Design of study Measurements and data collection Statistical tools
  • 18. How to read a research article Results Look for “statistically significant,” p-values
  • 19. How to read a research article Discussion Lessons learned, limitations of study, areas for further research Funding statement
  • 20. How to read a research article References Check dates
  • 21. Other Resources  Health and Wellness Resource Center: patient information  Medline via FirstSearch: vast database, abstracts only  PDR3D  PsycArticles: only psychology and psychiatry  Search from library homepage: use advanced search for limiters (LAST RESORT)  Interlibrary Loan
  • 22. Non-DSC Resources Public library (Volusia County, Flagler County Hospital libraries (Halifax, Florida Hospital) Florida Electronic Library NIH, CDC, PubMed (Medline for the public) Google Scholar
  • 23. Get Help!! DSC Nursing Research Guide DSC Research Assistance Desk (386)506-3518 Rachel Owens  Office hours: MW 3-5 pm, TTh 4-6 pm (386)506-3842 (make an appointment!)