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    Nursing Intro To Lit Searching Presentation 2010 Nursing Intro To Lit Searching Presentation 2010 Presentation Transcript

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