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  • 1. Library Instruction: Nursing Graduate Presented by: Maletta Payne, Emerging Technologies Librarian Email:
  • 2. Agenda • Library’s Website • Accessing Databases • Databases & Nursing Graduate Students • Off-Campus Access & Databases • Research Queries & Strategies • Electronic & Print Books • Library Services & Graduate Students
  • 3. John B. Cade Library’s Website ACCESS
  • 4. Databases & Access Accessing Databases
  • 5. Databases (continued) Facts about Databases A to Z  Over 100 Databases  Databases contains description  Access options On-campus/ Off-campus
  • 6. Off-Campus Access S01234567 CHANGEME • Select your database • Click “Office Campus” • You will be prompted to enter a userID and pin. • UserID= Banner ID # Ex. S0123456 • Pin=CHANGEME Select: Southern University and click “Authenticate”
  • 7. Databases Facts about Databases by Subject  Databases grouped by academic disciplines  Saves time
  • 8. Databases Facts about E-Journals by Title  Useful when searching titles of periodicals, & e-books.  Periodical titles linked to databases.  Save times.
  • 9. Identifying Nursing Databases • *Ebsco Discovery Service • Academic Search Complete • *Alt HealthWatch • *CINAHL Plus • Credo Reference • *Dissertation Abstracts Online • E-Book Collection • *Health Source • Lexis Nexis • *Medline • Mental Measurement Yearbook • Newspaper Source • *Ovid Nursing Collection • *ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection • Psych Info • WorldCat *Denotes Core Nursing Databases
  • 10. Facts about core nursing databases
  • 11. Facts about core nursing databases Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) • 822 abstracted and indexed journals • 542 full-text journals • 441 peer-reviewed, full-text journals
  • 12. Facts about core nursing databases ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source • 1,070 Titles • 890 Full-Text Articles • 12,300 Full-Text Dissertations
  • 13. Facts about core nursing databases MEDLINE • Over 19 million references • Indexed records with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) • 5,600 citations in 60 languages • Coverage from 1946 to the present • Scholarly journals (linked articles, limited full-text)
  • 14. The Internet & Research Articles • Hits that consist mainly of citations, books and articles. • Many articles require you to pay an access fee. (fees can range from $25.00 to $75.00 or higher)
  • 15. Benefits of using John B. Cade Library for Articles • Journal articles are free. • You have more control over the type/amount of information you need. • You will save time & money. • There are databases geared toward your area of study.
  • 16. Boolean Operators
  • 17. Boolean Operators Boolean logic refers to the logical relationship among search terms (key words). Use Boolean Logic to narrow, broaden, or exclude search results Boolean logic consists of three logical operators: AND OR NOT
  • 18. Boolean Operators Connectors (AND & NOT) Decrease the number of results Connector (OR) Increases the number of resultsf hits
  • 19. Boolean Operator “AND” Connects two or more key words. Example: Fluid AND Electrolyte imbalance Keyword #1 Keyword #2
  • 20. Boolean Operator “OR” Boolean Operator “OR” Connects two or more similar concepts (synonyms) Example: Oral lesions OR Ulcers Similar Concepts (synonyms)
  • 21. Boolean Operator “NOT” Boolean operator “NOT” is used to exclude words from your search. Example: Women NOT Men Excludes “MEN” for the search
  • 22. Advanced Search Techniques
  • 23. Advanced Search Techniques “Truncation” What is Truncation? Truncation, also called stemming, is a technique that allows you to search for various word endings and spellings simultaneously.
  • 24. Advanced Search Techniques “Truncation” To use truncation enter the root of a word and put the truncation symbol at the end. The database will return results that include any ending of that root word. Examples: child* = child, childs, children, childrens, childhood administrat* = administrator, administrating, administrative *GOAL in using truncation is to retrieve more results.
  • 25. Advanced Search Techniques “Truncation” Truncation symbols may vary by database, the most common truncation symbols are: * Asterisk ! Exclamation Mark ? Question Mark # Hashtag Look at the database “Help” screens to find out which symbol to use.
  • 26. Search Strategies A search strategy is a plan for conducting research. Step 1: Write down your assignment question or topic . Step 2: Identify the major concepts/keywords. • Ex. Research Topic=Patient abuse in nursing facilities Keywords= Patient abuse AND nursing facilities Step 3: Consider any alternative keywords or phrases (subject headings) that could be used. Step 4: Develop your search strategy. Step 5: Identify relevant databases.
  • 27. Search Strategy Sheet
  • 28. Basic Search (EBSCO Interfaces) The Basic Search screen of EBSCO interfaces lets you create a search with limiters, expanders, and Boolean Operators. Create a search by:  Entering search term(s) in the FIND field  Select Search Options  Select search mode  Apply limiters  Click Search *Search mode= “Find all my search terms” or SmartText Searching *Limiters =Full-text/publication
  • 29. Basic Search (EBSCO Interfaces) Find Field
  • 30. Advanced Search (EBSCO Interfaces) Boolean Operators, optional field searching More options to limit results
  • 31. Advanced Search (EBSCO Interfaces) additional options to limit results
  • 32. EBSCO Results List
  • 33. Printing & Email Tools Printing, Email, Add to folder, Cite, Export, Permalink, Bookmark After clicking the PDF, HTML or Abstract, TOOLS appear to the right
  • 34. Subject Headings
  • 35. Databases: Subject Heading When you begin to look for information on a topic in nursing databases (CINAHL, Health Source Complete, Medline), etc., it is often not obvious which word or words to use for your topic.  Subject Headings is a strategy for finding alternative terms/words.  Works like a Thesaurus  Subject Headings names varies according to the database
  • 36. Search Strategy (Subject Headings) Subject Headings Databases CINAHL Health Source Complete Medline Strategy for finding alternative terms/words. Thesaurus = MeSH CINAHL Headings Subjects
  • 37. Search Strategy (Subject Headings) MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) DATABASE: MEDLINE
  • 38. Search Strategy (Subject Headings) DATABASE: CINAHL PLUS with Full Text
  • 39. Search Strategy (Subject Headings) DATABASE: MEDLINE
  • 40. Search Strategies (Putting it all together)
  • 41. Finding Dissertations
  • 42. Dissertations • Comprehensive collection of Dissertations and Theses from around the world. • Coverage 1861-Present • Full-text coverage 1997-present • SU Dissertations Electronic Theses 2009-present • Access Dissertations Abstracts Online via the Library’s A to Z List e=youtube_gdata Dissertation Abstracts Online (ProQuest) * SU print Dissertations/Theses are available from 1987-2009.
  • 43. Electronic Book Collection
  • 44. Electronic Book Collection EBSCOhost E-Book Collection Facts  Contains over 60,000 electronic books covering multiple disciplines.  E-Books can be accessed on campus/remotely.  You cannot print the entire book, 60 page limit.  4718 E-Books on Health and Medicine.
  • 45. Accessing E-Books 2 ways to access E-Books (1) From the library’s website (Suggested when searching on campus) (2) From the library’s Databases A to Z List (Suggested when searching remotely) Select letter “E” then click eBook Collection Library’s Website A to Z Database List
  • 46. Finding Print Books
  • 47. Finding a Print Book Library Website Locate FIND Click: Books and Journals
  • 48. Finding Print Books/Online Catalog search terms author, editor, corporate author title of book topic related published works journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters
  • 49. Online Catalog & Resources • Books • E-Books • Journals • Magazines • E-Journals • Newspapers • DVD &VHS Formats • SU Theses & Dissertations • Sound Recordings • Archives • Music Scores • Reference Materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, almanacs, directories, etc.)
  • 50. Library of Congress Classification System • John B. Cade Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System • LC Classification (Books are arranged by Subject)
  • 51. Library of Congress Classification System R General Medicine. RA Public Aspects of Medicine. RB Pathology. RC Internal Medicine. Surgery.RD RE Ophthalmology. RF Ear, Nose, and Throat. RG Gynecology, Obstetrics. RJ Pediatrics. RK Dentistry. RL Dermatology. RM Therapeutics, Pharmacology. RS Pharmacy. RT Nursing. RV Botanic, Eclectic Medicine. RX Homeopathy. RZ Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Mental Healing. Call Numbers “R- RZ” contain medical and health books.
  • 52. Library of Congress Classification System
  • 53. Where to check-out books • Books can be checked-out at the Circulation Desk located on the 1st Floor of Library • Circulation is located across for the Ask Here Desk • You will need your Southern University Id. card to check-out a book.
  • 54. Library Services for Graduate Students
  • 55. Interlibrary Loan • Allows SU Students to borrow materials not owned by John B. Cade Library from other lending institutions. • Usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery of materials. Create an account by clicking First Time Users
  • 56. LALINC LALINC offers a way for graduate students of Louisiana colleges and universities to borrow materials from academic libraries other than their own.
  • 57. IngentaConnect  IngentaConnect is a pay per use service librarians utilize to locate articles not owned by the library.  Provided free of charge to SU Graduate Students.  Please allow 24-48 hours for request to be processed.
  • 58. Library Books • Graduate students can check-out library materials for 4 weeks/28 days.
  • 59. Individual & Group Study Rooms Individual study carrels are available for check- out for 3 hours. Students must request a study carrel at the 1st floor Ask Here Desk from 7:30 am-10:00 pm. Mon.-Thurs., Fri. 7:30-5pm, Sat. 1pm-5pm, Sun. 2pm-10pm You will need to present you Southern University ID card to reserve a room. 2 Group Study Rooms located in the Reference Reading Room are available for brainstorming, group work, presentation rehearsal, etc. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve a Group Study Room at the 1st Floor Ask Here Desk. You will need your SU Identification Card to reserve a room.
  • 60. Computer Labs 2 computer labs are located on the 2nd floor of the library. The Information Technology Center (ITC) • 2 plasma televisions, • 2 group study rooms • over 30 computers equipped with: • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft PowerPoint • SPSS SPSS The Library Learning Resource Center (LLRC) has over 50 computers, & 4 Scanners.
  • 61. Copier Machines/Fax FLOOR LOCATION # OF COPIERS 1st Copy Center 3 2nd Computer Lab 1 3rd Camille Shade Collection Department 1 1st Copy Center 1 Fax Machine
  • 62. Need help with your research? Phone: (225) 771-2604 Email: Consultation: Schedule an appointment
  • 63. Library Hours Main Library Hours (Fall/Spring) 7:30 am-12 midnight (M-Thur.) 7:30 am-5:00 pm (Friday) 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (Saturday) 2:00 pm-12 midnight (Sunday) Service Areas Hours Reference Reading Room (Same as Main Library Hours) Computer Labs ITC, Mon.-Thur. 8:00 am-5:00 pm) LLRC, Sun.- Thur. 7:30 am-10:00pm, Fri. 7:30 am-5:00, Sat. 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Circulation(Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am-10pm,Fri. 7:30 am-5pm, Sat. 1-5 pm, Sun. 2-10pm) *Archives *Music Listening *Camille Shade 8:00 am-5:00 pm Mon.-Fri. Library Hours (Summer) 7:30 am-8:00 pm (M-Thur.) 7:30 am-5:00 pm (Friday) Saturday (Closed) 4:00 pm-8:00 pm Sunday
  • 64. Emma Bradford Perry Dean of Libraries 2014