Take the students through an example of this on the board. Use: The image of nursing in the media. Image- portrayal, portrayed, depiction, representation, represented. Nurses- Nursing, Nurse. Media- television, radio, movies, movie, tv, cinema, film, internet.
Show diagram on board, put together search using operators
Peer reviewed- experts in that field review article for inaccuracies, incorrect assumptions, incorrect conclusions, etc. Why important? When writing a scholarly paper it is important to use content reviewed by experts in that area in order to get the best conclusions for your paper -Examples- Trade Journals, Newspapers, etc.
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Why the Library is Important?
We are here to help you succeed!
We have a lot of resources you can not access on the free
Having good research skills is not only important while in
school, but is also crucial for success as a nurse. Good
research skills help you:
Keep current in trends in nursing
Stay abreast of the latest medical and nursing standards
Locate patient education materials
Train other nurses and staff
What we are going to cover today
How to formulate a search
Library website overview
Searching for articles on a topic.
Hands on database practice:
CINAHL Plus w/ Fulltext
MEDLINE via EBSCO
Searching for a particular article
Using the Journal List
What you need to know
Formulating a Search
After you choose your research topic you will need to:
Narrow / Broaden a search
Identify the key concepts in the topic and identify the best
search terms to describe those key concepts
Consider synonyms/ alternative spelling for those search terms
Formulate your search utilizing those search terms, their
synonyms and alternative spellings along with the correct
Formulating a Search
What does Peer Review mean?
Why is it important?
Examples of peer review and not peer reviewed
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Scholarly journals (mostly)- journals
must say that their articles are
reviewed by an independent panel of
experts. (Often located in their
editorial statements or in their
Instructions for Authors)
Lucky for you, you can usually limit
your search to peer reviewed articles.
Trade Journals (industry)
Let’s Get Searching!
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