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Middlesex University  Learning Resources Introduction to  Literature Searching (Finding Journal Articles)
What Will We Be Doing Today? <ul><li>FIRSTLY… discuss what  evidence  is, where it may be found and how it should be evalu...
What Is Evidence? <ul><li>“ Information or signs indicating whether something is true or valid”  </li></ul><ul><li>Compact...
Evidence-Based Practice <ul><li>“… involves the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patie...
Where Do  You  Go  To Find Evidence? <ul><li>books? </li></ul><ul><li>the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>journals? </li></ul>
Books <ul><li>good introduction to your subject area </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use  </li></ul><ul><li>be aware of publicat...
The Internet <ul><li>easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>lots of results quickly </li></ul><ul><li>too many results! </li></ul><...
Journals <ul><li>Specific areas covered and searchable via the databases </li></ul><ul><li>Research and evidence based res...
Evaluation  <ul><li>It is important to evaluate your search results for relevance and quality i.e. Is it what you need and...
<ul><li>C urrency  (How old is this information?  When was it last updated?) </li></ul><ul><li>A uthority   (Who is the au...
<ul><li>In Today’s Session We Are Going To Search For Literature On… </li></ul><ul><li>Interprofessional working </li></ul>
Task 1  <ul><li>After a short demonstration, go to the database  InterNurse  and look for articles on ‘Interprofessional w...
Task 2  <ul><li>After a short demonstration, go to the database  OVID Journals   and look for articles on ‘Interprofession...
If you have finished… <ul><li>Try looking for articles on ‘Interprofessional working’ using  Science Direct and PubMed Cen...
Other Libraries <ul><li>Sconul Access Scheme  http://www.sconul.ac.uk/using_other_libraries/access/   </li></ul><ul><li>RC...
Referencing <ul><li>Or go to  http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk/helpsheets/study_skills/hss.pdf </li></ul>From the Library’s  Subjec...
In your own time… From the Library’s  Subject Guide for Nursing… Select the ‘Useful Web Resources’ tab and familiarise you...
  Useful Links <ul><li>Learning Resources Webpages  http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk  </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing - Interprofessional...
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  1. 1. Middlesex University Learning Resources Introduction to Literature Searching (Finding Journal Articles)
  2. 2. What Will We Be Doing Today? <ul><li>FIRSTLY… discuss what evidence is, where it may be found and how it should be evaluated </li></ul><ul><li>THEN… carry out a search for journal literature using the Internurse and OVID databases </li></ul><ul><li>FINALLY… Introduce the Middlesex Guidelines for referencing and citation style </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Is Evidence? <ul><li>“ Information or signs indicating whether something is true or valid” </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Oxford Dictionary for Students (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to provide appropriate evidence to support any claims or arguments made in your assignments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Evidence-Based Practice <ul><li>“… involves the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care…” </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: a guide to best practice (2005) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where Do You Go To Find Evidence? <ul><li>books? </li></ul><ul><li>the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>journals? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Books <ul><li>good introduction to your subject area </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>be aware of publication date </li></ul><ul><li>not primary research </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Internet <ul><li>easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>lots of results quickly </li></ul><ul><li>too many results! </li></ul><ul><li>issues of accuracy, authority and </li></ul><ul><li>timeliness </li></ul>
  8. 8. Journals <ul><li>Specific areas covered and searchable via the databases </li></ul><ul><li>Research and evidence based resources </li></ul><ul><li>Keep you up to date with current professional practice leading to better patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Quality control (peer review process) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluation <ul><li>It is important to evaluate your search results for relevance and quality i.e. Is it what you need and is it trustworthy? </li></ul><ul><li>This is especially important when using the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT trust information if you have not considered the following criteria: </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>C urrency (How old is this information? When was it last updated?) </li></ul><ul><li>A uthority (Who is the author, site creator, organisation, scholarly / peer reviewed journals etc?) </li></ul><ul><li>I ntent (What is the purpose of the website / information? e.g. financial gain etc) </li></ul><ul><li>R elevance (Is this what I need? Will it answer my question?) </li></ul><ul><li>O bjectivity (Balanced view? Opposing views represented? etc) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>In Today’s Session We Are Going To Search For Literature On… </li></ul><ul><li>Interprofessional working </li></ul>
  12. 12. Task 1 <ul><li>After a short demonstration, go to the database InterNurse and look for articles on ‘Interprofessional working’ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Task 2 <ul><li>After a short demonstration, go to the database OVID Journals and look for articles on ‘Interprofessional working’ </li></ul>
  14. 14. If you have finished… <ul><li>Try looking for articles on ‘Interprofessional working’ using Science Direct and PubMed Central </li></ul>
  15. 15. Other Libraries <ul><li>Sconul Access Scheme http://www.sconul.ac.uk/using_other_libraries/access/ </li></ul><ul><li>RCN Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rcn.org.uk/development/library </li></ul>
  16. 16. Referencing <ul><li>Or go to http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk/helpsheets/study_skills/hss.pdf </li></ul>From the Library’s Subject Guide for Nursing… Select the ‘Getting Started’ tab and click on ‘Referencing and Citation Style Helpsheet’
  17. 17. In your own time… From the Library’s Subject Guide for Nursing… Select the ‘Useful Web Resources’ tab and familiarise yourself with these ‘Key Resources’
  18. 18. Useful Links <ul><li>Learning Resources Webpages http://www.lr.mdx.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing - Interprofessional </li></ul><ul><li>Library Subject Guide </li></ul><ul><li>http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Please ask us at the Library Enquiry Desk (or ‘Ask A Librarian’ on the Library Subject Guides) if you need any help! </li></ul>
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