Vessier's NURS 4113 course


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Vessier's NURS 4113 course

  1. 1. Using the Library for NURS 4113 For Prof. Vessier’s Class
  2. 2. Library 101 <ul><li>We’re 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>( ) </li></ul><ul><li>We’re here for you ( ) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Google ain’t that great </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to pay for articles </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul><ul><li>Because you’re already paying for it, so use it! </li></ul>WHY USE THE LIBRARY?
  4. 4. Library Resources <ul><li>Library Databases </li></ul><ul><li>(search for articles electronically) </li></ul><ul><li>UCO Catalog (for locating materials in our library) </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul><ul><li>(search for and request items we don’t own) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Peer-reviewed vs. Popular <ul><li>Peer-reviewed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written by a scholar or a researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written for academia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original or primary research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Popular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written for general public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written by reporters or free-lance writers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No or minimal documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No original research- secondary literature </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Double-checking Peer-reviewed <ul><li>Ulrich’s Periodical Directory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Find Articles (Databases)” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives information about serials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does NOT provide articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use journal not article name when searching </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Searching tips <ul><ul><li>Keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pick the most important words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find more keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online thesaurus, article record, etc., etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There’s more than one database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AND, OR, NOT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The lovely Boolean operators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>? (for catalog), * (for database) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Truncate this </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phrase searching (in Google and beyond) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Databases to consider: <ul><li>CINAHL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PsycInfo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SocIndex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. When searching the catalog: <ul><li>Drop the drop-down box to “Boolean” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In order to use your “”s, ?s, and ANDs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The catalog does not search articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The databases search for articles ;) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utilize the “Subject Headings” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Barton, Clara </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nightingale, Florence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pediatric nursing </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Interlibrary loan (ILL) <ul><li>Need something and we don’t own it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use ILL; it’s free! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Request articles from our databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ever get a search that doesn’t “find it”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just click “Request this item through ILL” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search for books outside our catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then Choose “WorldCat” </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Finally, remember… Any questions? Then AskUs!