N3319 A Summer 09

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N3319 A Summer 09

  1. 1. N3319 – Research Methodology in Nursing Sections 650 & 651 Spring-Summer 2009 May 7, 2009 Robin Featherstone Research & Instructional Librarian (Health Sciences) rfeathe@uwo.ca (519) 661-2111 ext: 86383 Nursing Program Page: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing Slides available at: http://uwonursinglibrarian.blogspot.com/
  2. 2. Agenda • Taylor Library Basics – easy (10 mins) • Databases 101 – easy (5 mins) • CINAHL Searching – hard (1 hour) • Introduction to RefWorks – medium (30 mins)
  3. 3. How to use the library, Part 1 “In Person” Taylor Library is OPEN: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 11:30 pm Friday 8:30 am to 9:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am to 11:30 pm Service Desk is OPEN: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am to 11:30 pm Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am to 11:30 pm http://www.lib.uwo.ca/news/taylor/2009/04/30/taylor springhours.html
  4. 4. Service Desk: Check-out, Check-in, Research Help Robin’s office: Rm 60E Nursing Books: WY Nursing Journals: W1
  5. 5. How to use the library, Part 2 “Virtually” http://www.lib.uwo.ca/
  6. 6. Library Website Basics http://www.lib.uwo.ca 1. Off-Campus Access 2. Browse by Program Pages (very useful for finding links to databases): http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing 3. Catalogue 4. Exercise: Finding your readings when the links don’t work from WebCT
  7. 7. 1. Off-Campus Access http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ Log in with your UWO username and password
  8. 8. 1. Off-Campus Access Q: Why do we have to log on to off-campus access? A: Must log on to off-campus access (or the “proxy server”) to access subscriptions, such as: 1. Databases 2. Online journal articles 3. Electronic Books 4. RefWorks
  9. 9. 2. Browse by Program Pages http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing Your “one stop shop” for finding nursing information
  10. 10. 3. Catalogue http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca/
  11. 11. What can I find in the catalogue? • Journal titles • Article titles • Article author names • Books related to my subject • Book author names
  12. 12. 4. Finding readings when the links don’t work!
  13. 13. 4. Finding readings when the links don’t work from WebCT! 1. Don’t panic – there’s always (well, usually) another way 2. Are you logged into the proxy server? • Were you asked for your UWO username and password? • Does the word “proxy” appear in your web address? 3. Are you using Firefox? 4. Try the library catalogue instead
  14. 14. Exercise: Finding your reading when the links won’t work from WebCT Let’s find this article together: Colling, J. (2003). Demystifying the clinical nursing research process. Urologic Nursing, 23(2), 154.
  15. 15. Exercise Using the library catalogue, find this article: Estabrooks, C. A. (2004). Thoughts on evidence based nursing and its science - a Canadian perspective. Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing, 1(2), 88-91.
  16. 16. 2 minute break
  17. 17. Databases 101 Q: What the heck is a database? A: A searchable collection of information Q: What do I use a bibliographic database for? A: To find scholarly articles
  18. 18. Q: Which database should I use? A: Depends on your subject Important databases for nursing are listed on the library’s nursing page: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing Let’s look at some....
  19. 19. CINAHL • Access • Construct • Run • Revise • Assess • Save • Read!
  20. 20. Access CINAHL
  21. 21. Find CINAHL on the Library’s Nursing Page
  22. 22. Step 1: sign in to My EBSCOhost →
  23. 23. ←Step 2: select “I’m a new user”
  24. 24. Step 3: Enter your information... Doesn’t have to be your UWO username and password (but it might be easier to remember) Step 4: Submit ↓
  25. 25. Done! You now have an account with EBSCO. This means you can save your searches and your selected articles.
  26. 26. Construct your search
  27. 27. Search statements save time • Start with a broad area of interest Nursing education • Refine Curriculum development for undergraduate nursing education and information literacy • Articulate I am looking for information about curriculum models for integrating information literacy into undergraduate nursing education
  28. 28. Isolate your concepts I am looking for information about empowerment strategies to reduce workplace violence against nurses Q: What are the three concepts in this search statement? A: empowerment, workplace violence, nurses
  29. 29. Map out your search
  30. 30. Add your terms, subject headings and keywords
  31. 31. Run your search
  32. 32. One concept at a time • Search each term (or search phrase) separately • Search all terms for one concept • Then combine with OR -WORKPLACE VIOLENCE (SH) -“workplace violence” -EMPOWERMENT (SH) -Work* N3 violen* -Empower* (hospital* OR ward) N3 (violen* OR agress* OR bully*)
  33. 33. Combine • Combine your concepts using AND -NURSES (SH) -Nurs* -WORKPLACE VIOLENCE (SH) -“workplace violence” -EMPOWERMENT (SH) -Work* N3 violen* -Empower* (hospital* OR ward) N3 (violen* OR agress* OR bully*)
  34. 34. Add Limiters Q: What are limiters? A: Search tools that limit your result set Q: What are some examples? A: Language Linked full text Publication date range Age group Gender
  35. 35. Revise
  36. 36. Check out your results Only found 2 articles
  37. 37. Tips for revising your search • Too few results – add more terms • Too few results – remove your limiters • Too many – reduce number of terms • Too many – add more limiters • Irrelevant articles – try different terms
  38. 38. Assess your results
  39. 39. Questions to ask when evaluating citations • When was the article published? • Who published it? Are they are reputable journal? Peer-reviewed? • Are there any obvious biases? • Is this a primary or secondary source? • Is the research verifiable?
  40. 40. Should I use this article?
  41. 41. What about this one?
  42. 42. Save your searches and your citations
  43. 43. Save your search history • Allows you to revise your search strategy later • Use the “Save Searches /Alerts” command
  44. 44. Save your chosen citations • Add your favourite article citations to your folder • Select “Folder view” (or yellow folder icon) to organize, save, send, or print Add to folder View Folder
  45. 45. How to read them – get to the full text
  46. 46. ←Step 1: Select the “Get it @ Western” button
  47. 47. ←Step 2: Select “Go” to link to the full- text of the article through our online subscriptions.
  48. 48. The link should take you to the full-text of the article. Look for the PDF link → which will open a version of the article complete with page numbers (essential for quotations).
  49. 49. ←If we don’t have an electronic version available, try the UWO Catalogue to find the call number for the print version
  50. 50. ←Note the call number so that you can find the print version in the library.
  51. 51. 5 minute break
  52. 52. Introduction to RefWorks • Citation manager • Subscription-based tool • Export citations from databases • Format bibliographies in APA style
  53. 53. Step 1: Create an Account • Sign into off-campus access http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ • Select “RefWorks” • Sign up for an individual account • Register
  54. 54. Step 2: Create a Folder • Under the Folder menu header, select “create new folder” • Name it “Test” • Log out of RefWorks
  55. 55. Step 3: Export Citations from your Database • Each database works a little differently, so please follow the instruction handouts for CINAHL, OvidMEDLINE and SCOPUS • CINAHL: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/files/taylor/grad/rwebsco.pdf • OvidMEDLINE: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/files/taylor/grad/rwovid.pdf • SCOPUS: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/files/taylor/grad/rwscopus.pdf
  56. 56. Step 4: Move the citations into your folder • View your “Last Imported Folder” • Select all the citations and put them into your N3322E folder
  57. 57. Step 5: Create a Bibliography • Select “Bibliography” from the tool bar • Select APA as your output style • Select “Format a Bibliography from a List of References” • Select “References from a Folder” and pick your Test folder • Click “Create Bibliography”
  58. 58. Questions
  59. 59. Robin Featherstone rfeathe@uwo.ca (519) 661-2111 ext: 86383 http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing

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