Using the Library for NURS 4113 For Prof. Vessier’s Class
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Google ain’t that great
You don’t have to pay for articles
Because you’re already paying for it, so use it!
WHY USE THE LIBRARY?
(search for articles electronically)
UCO Catalog (for locating materials in our library)
(search for and request items we don’t own)
Peer-reviewed vs. Popular
Written by a scholar or a researcher
Written for academia
Original or primary research
Written for general public
Written by reporters or free-lance writers
No or minimal documentation
No original research- secondary literature
Ulrich’s Periodical Directory
“Find Articles (Databases)”
Gives information about serials
Does NOT provide articles
Use journal not article name when searching
Pick the most important words
Find more keywords
Online thesaurus, article record, etc., etc.
There’s more than one database
AND, OR, NOT
The lovely Boolean operators
? (for catalog), * (for database)
Phrase searching (in Google and beyond)
Databases to consider:
Nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines from 1,700 journals. Full text material includes 58 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, clinical trials.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Nursing, nursing specialties, health, medicine, alternative medicine, care and treatment options,and allied disciplines. Sources are from 520 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines; abstracts for over 550 journals. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Psychology, mental health, addictions and treatment, therapies, experiments, case studies, pharmacology, physiology, psychiatric nursing, linguistics, social work. PsycInfo also provides links to PsycArticles, which contain full text articles from all publications of the American Psychological Association.
SocIndex contains full text for 235 core journals dating back to 1895, and 72 priority coverage journals. This database also includes full text for 545 books and monographs, and full text for 6,601 conference papers. SocIndex covers all subjects in the social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, cultural issues, public policy and administration, social planning, community development, and behavioral studies.
When searching the catalog:
Drop the drop-down box to “Boolean”
In order to use your “”s, ?s, and ANDs
The catalog does not search articles
The databases search for articles ;)
Utilize the “Subject Headings”
Interlibrary loan (ILL)
Need something and we don’t own it?
Use ILL; it’s free!
Request articles from our databases
Ever get a search that doesn’t “find it”?
Just click “Request this item through ILL”
Search for books outside our catalog
Then Choose “WorldCat”
Finally, remember… Any questions? Then AskUs! http://library.uco.edu/ask/