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Library orientation and searching class conducted at the University of Western Ontario on May 7th, 2009

Library orientation and searching class conducted at the University of Western Ontario on May 7th, 2009



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  • 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/
  • Agenda • Taylor Library Basics – easy (10 mins) • Databases 101 – easy (5 mins) • CINAHL Searching – hard (1 hour) • Introduction to RefWorks – medium (30 mins)
  • 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
  • Service Desk: Check-out, Check-in, Research Help Robin’s office: Rm 60E Nursing Books: WY Nursing Journals: W1
  • How to use the library, Part 2 “Virtually” http://www.lib.uwo.ca/
  • 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
  • 1. Off-Campus Access http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ Log in with your UWO username and password
  • 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
  • 2. Browse by Program Pages http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing Your “one stop shop” for finding nursing information
  • 3. Catalogue http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca/
  • What can I find in the catalogue? • Journal titles • Article titles • Article author names • Books related to my subject • Book author names
  • 4. Finding readings when the links don’t work!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2 minute break
  • 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
  • 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....
  • CINAHL • Access • Construct • Run • Revise • Assess • Save • Read!
  • Access CINAHL
  • Find CINAHL on the Library’s Nursing Page
  • Step 1: sign in to My EBSCOhost →
  • ←Step 2: select “I’m a new user”
  • 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 ↓
  • Done! You now have an account with EBSCO. This means you can save your searches and your selected articles.
  • Construct your search
  • 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
  • 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
  • Map out your search
  • Add your terms, subject headings and keywords
  • Run your search
  • 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*)
  • 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*)
  • 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
  • Revise
  • Check out your results Only found 2 articles
  • 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
  • Assess your results
  • 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?
  • Should I use this article?
  • What about this one?
  • Save your searches and your citations
  • Save your search history • Allows you to revise your search strategy later • Use the “Save Searches /Alerts” command
  • 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
  • How to read them – get to the full text
  • ←Step 1: Select the “Get it @ Western” button
  • ←Step 2: Select “Go” to link to the full- text of the article through our online subscriptions.
  • 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).
  • ←If we don’t have an electronic version available, try the UWO Catalogue to find the call number for the print version
  • ←Note the call number so that you can find the print version in the library.
  • 5 minute break
  • Introduction to RefWorks • Citation manager • Subscription-based tool • Export citations from databases • Format bibliographies in APA style
  • Step 1: Create an Account • Sign into off-campus access http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ • Select “RefWorks” • Sign up for an individual account • Register
  • Step 2: Create a Folder • Under the Folder menu header, select “create new folder” • Name it “Test” • Log out of RefWorks
  • 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
  • Step 4: Move the citations into your folder • View your “Last Imported Folder” • Select all the citations and put them into your N3322E folder
  • 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”
  • Questions
  • Robin Featherstone rfeathe@uwo.ca (519) 661-2111 ext: 86383 http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing