Nursing 101 Library Review

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This is the second library session that nursing students have at the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing. This session, which is taught in the flipped classroom model, reviews topics from the introduction session and also introduces summarizing, critiquing, and synthesizing. This PowerPoint was given to students to read ahead of time so that class time could be spent on critical thinking activities and group work.

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Nursing 101 Library Review

  1. 1. Library Review Nursing 101 Library Review February 2014
  2. 2. Overview • Introduction • Resources • ProQuest Reminders • CRAAP test
  3. 3. Introduction Please review these slides before our classroom session. We will not be specifically reviewing these slides in class, but you will be expected to use the concepts in them to complete work in class. You were already introduced to these concepts in Nursing 100, so this is a review for you.
  4. 4. Library Resources • Books • Print journals (NOTE – these are journals we do NOT have access to in ProQuest because of licensing restrictions. They are very useful.) • Angel Learning Resources Group – Online Research Resources folder and other topic oriented folders have credible websites for research, including sites for professional associations. • ProQuest database See policies on Angel for information about circulation of resources.
  5. 5. ProQuest Searching: Truncation • Use nurs* and search within the publication title to find articles that only come from nursing journals. This technique is called truncation, and it can be used with the root of any word.
  6. 6. ProQuest Searching: Full text; Peer reviewed • Avoid the full text limiter because your librarian can order articles you can’t get full text. Also, we may have those articles in print. • Peer-reviewed – choose this for peer- reviewed (scholarly) sources.
  7. 7. ProQuest Searching: Results List • Notice you can still see the limiters on the right side of the screen. You can also see what article formats ProQuest offers. • Remember to choose “Scholarly Journals.”
  8. 8. CRAAP Test • When you find articles, particularly when you find Internet articles in sources that are not scholarly journals, use the CRAAP test to evaluate them. • CRAAP = – Currency (Date?) – Reliability (Trusted source?) – Accuracy (Correct information?) – Authority (Is author an expert?) • Remember: Reliability does NOT always equal Authority – Purpose (What’s the point of article? Is it biased?)
  9. 9. Questions? Bring them to class.
  10. 10. Questions? Bring them to class.

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