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Conference call to the Post-RN nursing students at the University of Western Ontario

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  • 1. CINAHL Instruction October 2, 2008 Robin Featherstone, Research & Instructional Librarian (Nursing) [email_address] (510) 661-2111 ext: 86383 http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing
  • 2. Places to go for help
    • Call or email me (Robin) with nursing specific research questions
      • [email_address]
      • (519) 661-2111 ext: 86383
    • Try the reference help desk with access problems, password problems, etc...
      • [email_address]
      • (519) 661-3168
  • 3. CINAHL with EBSCO
    • Sign into MyEBSCO Host
    • Use the CINAHL headings
    • Combine terms
    • Save your search
    • Limit your results
    • Add items to your folder
    • Get it at Western
  • 4. Step 1: sign in ↓ ← Step 2: select “Databases by Title”
  • 5. Step 3: select “C” (for CINAHL) ↓
  • 6. Step 4: scroll down ↓ Step 5: select CINAHL->
  • 7. Step 6: sign in to My EBSCOhost ->
  • 8. ← Step 7: select “I’m a new user”
  • 9. Step 9: Submit↓ Step 8: Enter your information... Doesn’t have to be your UWO username and password (but it might be easier to remember)
  • 10. Done! You now have an account with EBSCO. This means you can save your searches and your selected articles.
  • 11. CINAHL with EBSCO
    • Sign into MyEBSCO Host
    • Use the CINAHL headings
    • Combine terms
    • Save your search
    • Limit your results
    • Add items to your folder
    • Get it at Western
  • 12. ↑ Step 1: Select “CINAHL Headings”
  • 13. Step 2: State your search Example: “I am looking for information on nutrition and aging ” ↑ Step 3: Enter your first term. This is where you’ll search for the “preferred” terminology that CINAHL uses. So don’t worry about picking the perfect word now. We’ll pick later from the list of CINAHL headings the system suggests. ↑ Step 4: Click “Browse”
  • 14. ← Step 5: Click on the term “Nutrition” to learn more about the term. The next screen will also give you other related terms you may want to search too.
  • 15. ← Step 9: Select “Search Database” ← Step 8: Choose to “explode” this term so that you get all the articles dealing with the sub-topics too. ← Step 7: Notice that these sub-topics occur under the heading “Nutrition” in the subject tree. ← Step 6: Read the “Scope” note to find out more about the term.
  • 16. ↑ Step 10: Select “CINAHL Headings” again to search for your second term
  • 17. ↑ Step 11: Enter your second term. ↑ Step 12: Click “Browse”
  • 18. ← Step 13 : Click on the term
  • 19. ← Step 14 : Read the scope note ← Step 15 : Notice the sub-topic
  • 20. ← Step 16 : Select to search the sub-topic “Longevity” as a Major Concept ← Step 17: Select “Search Database”
  • 21. CINAHL with EBSCO
    • Sign into MyEBSCO Host
    • Use the CINAHL headings
    • Combine terms
    • Save your search
    • Limit your results
    • Add items to your folder
    • Get it at Western
  • 22. ← Step 1 : If your search history isn’t displayed on the screen, select “Search History/Alerts” ← Step 2 : Clear your search box
  • 23. ↖ ↙ Step 3 : Select the check boxes next to your two searches ← Step 4 :Leave the drop-down box on the operator “and,” then select “Add”
  • 24. ← Step 5: Select “Search” ↖ Notice your two searches have now been added to the search box.
  • 25. Your new combined search has yielded 99 results ↘
  • 26. CINAHL with EBSCO
    • Sign into MyEBSCO Host
    • Use the CINAHL headings
    • Combine terms
    • Save your search
    • Limit your results
    • Add items to your folder
    • Get it at Western
  • 27. ↑ Step 1: Select “Save Searches/Alerts” to save your work.
  • 28. ← Step 2: Give your search a name you’ll recognize ← Step 3: Save
  • 29. ↑ Select “Retrieve Searches” to find your search again
  • 30. CINAHL with EBSCO
    • Sign into MyEBSCO Host
    • Use the CINAHL headings
    • Combine terms
    • Save your search
    • Limit your results
    • Add items to your folder
    • Get it at Western
  • 31. Step 1: Scroll down the page to see your result set, or click on “View Results” ->
  • 32. Step 2: Select “Search Options” to choose your limiters ->
  • 33. ← Step 3: Add a date range from 2003 to 2008 to limit to articles published in the last 5 years. ← Step 4: Select “Female” to get articles about women specifically Step 5: Search ->
  • 34. Notice you now have 10 results. Select “View Results” to review them ↘
  • 35. CINAHL with EBSCO
    • Sign into MyEBSCO Host
    • Use the CINAHL headings
    • Combine terms
    • Save your search
    • Limit your results
    • Add items to your folder
    • Get it at Western
  • 36. ← Step 1: Quickly review your citations and select “Add to folder” to isolate the ones you would like to look at more closely. ↑ Step 2: Select “Folder View” once you are done picking your citations.
  • 37. ←↗ Step 4: Create a new folder if you would like to save your citations to your MyEBSCO Host account ← Step 3: Select all Use these icons to either print, email, save (as a web document), or export your citations ↙↓↘ ← Step 5: Use the “Move To” drop-down list to move the selected citations to your new folder.
  • 38. CINAHL with EBSCO
    • Sign into MyEBSCO Host
    • Use the CINAHL headings
    • Combine terms
    • Save your search
    • Limit your results
    • Add items to your folder
    • Get it at Western
  • 39. ← Step 1: Select the “Get it @ Western” button
  • 40. ← Step 2: Select “Go” to link to the full-text of the article through our online subscriptions.
  • 41. 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).
  • 42. ← If we don’t have an electronic version available, try the UWO Catalogue to find the call number for the print version
  • 43. ← Note the call number so that you can find the print version in the library.
  • 44. CINAHL with EBSCO
    • Sign into MyEBSCO Host
    • Use the CINAHL headings
    • Combine terms
    • Save your search
    • Limit your results
    • Add items to your folder
    • Get it at Western
  • 45. Places to go for help
    • Call or email me (Robin) with nursing specific research questions
      • [email_address]
      • (519) 661-2111 ext: 86383
    • Try the reference help desk with access problems, password problems, etc...
      • [email_address]
      • (519) 661-3168