Publications, Peer Review and
CINAHL (FAU College of Nursing)
Kristy Padron, MLIS
kpadron@fau.edu
FAU Libraries
Session Goals
Nursing students will be able to…
…generalize the importance of lifelong learning and
scholarship within in ...
Session Activities
• Discussion of the importance of scholarship
and lifelong learning.
• Viewing examples of scholarly pu...
“Your Throat Protection against
irritation against cough.”
“Quickly and conveniently, that
healthy, handsome vacation
look...
List a health topic where its knowledge has changed
over the years.
What was known (or believed) about the topic in the
pa...
Lifelong Learning & Scholarship
• Health information is always changing.
• New treatments or protocols replace what
was st...
Professional Nursing Publications
• Fewer photos and
color; Graphics are
usually numbers or
charts.
• More words, longer
a...
Other Nursing Publications
Theses
A study of school-
based health programs
for adolescents
By K. Padron
THESIS -- Nursing
...
What is ‘Peer Review’?
• Also known as:
– Scholarly
– Refereed
• When a journal is
peer-reviewed, research articles underg...
A Journal
Article
Source:
Sudore, R.L, et.al. (2006). Limited literacy
in older people and disparities in health
and healt...
Content in a Research Journal Article
• Title
• Author, credentials, and affiliation
• Abstract
• Introduction
• Method
• ...
• Title: a brief statement of the paper’s topic,
including how it may be researched.
• Author: name, credentials, and affi...
• Method: outlines how the study was
conducted. Includes study design, participant
recruitment, and data gathering procedu...
• References: also known as ‘Works Cited’ or
‘Bibliography’. List of articles, reports, or
other publications that were re...
CINAHL : Database of Nursing Articles
• CINAHL has a major collection of publications
in nursing.
• Database: (in the libr...
• The FAU Libraries pays for
access to its databases.
They are not available to
everyone.
• FAU students will need to auth...
1. Go to the FAU Libraries homepage
(http://www.fau.edu/library)
2. If searching from off-campus, select “Off Campus Conne...
3. Enter your FAUNet ID, or 14-digit Owl Card
number, and then your verification (birth
month & day).
4. The next page will indicate successful log-in,
and then will return you to the library home
page.
Congratulations! You ...
1. Go to the FAU Libraries homepage
(http://www.fau.edu/library)
2. Select the link “Indexes/Databases”
Using CINAHL
3. Select the letter “C” in the A-Z list.
4. Scroll down the next page until you see a link
to “CINAHL”, then select that link.
5. This will take you to CINAHL’s search page.
Use
LIMITERS as
needed
Begin
Search
Peer Reviewed
Research Article
Use
LIMITERS as
needed
Index
The index (available in a drop-down menu) allows
searching by title of an article (TI), its author (AU),
and subject...
CINAHL Headings: a standard vocabulary of nursing
concepts. Most articles are assigned one or more.
Use these to find articles with a specific focus on a topic.
Headings
for
‘Flu’
Interpreting your search results
Getting Articles
• Use “Find it @ FAU” link to access full-text
articles.
• Select “PDF/Full-Text” link to see a full arti...
Links – Full Text
(Whole Article)
Find it FAU
An additional
window will open.
‘Full Text’ indicates
where the full
article can be
found. Select one
to get to the articl...
Purpose / Audience: for who is it written? Why is the
author writing this?
Objectivity / Bias: does the source present dif...
Key Points
• Life-long learning is important in keeping current on
nursing topics.
• Scholarly articles are written by pro...
Kristy Padron, MLIS
kpadron@fau.edu
FAU Libraries
Need Assistance?
• FAU Libraries: Reference/ Information Desks
• Ask a L...
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Updated September 2015. What information sources are available to Nursing students, and where can they be found? This presentation gives an overview of the basics of nursing information sources and how the FAU Libraries provides these to students.

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Publications, Peer Review and CINAHL (FAU College of Nursing)

  1. 1. Publications, Peer Review and CINAHL (FAU College of Nursing) Kristy Padron, MLIS kpadron@fau.edu FAU Libraries
  2. 2. Session Goals Nursing students will be able to… …generalize the importance of lifelong learning and scholarship within in the health professions. …identify the parts of a scholarly, peer-reviewed article. …utilize CINAHL database to find articles related to his or her chosen topic. …list ways to evaluate an article.
  3. 3. Session Activities • Discussion of the importance of scholarship and lifelong learning. • Viewing examples of scholarly publications. • Demonstration of CINAHL database. • Discussion of evaluating an article.
  4. 4. “Your Throat Protection against irritation against cough.” “Quickly and conveniently, that healthy, handsome vacation look can be yours!”
  5. 5. List a health topic where its knowledge has changed over the years. What was known (or believed) about the topic in the past? What is currently known about it, and is there a difference between past knowledge? And if so, SO WHAT?
  6. 6. Lifelong Learning & Scholarship • Health information is always changing. • New treatments or protocols replace what was standard care. • New or unfamiliar topics, populations, or areas of nursing are transmitted mainly by scholarly, professional publications.
  7. 7. Professional Nursing Publications • Fewer photos and color; Graphics are usually numbers or charts. • More words, longer articles. • Focus on research or topic within profession. • The author and his/her credentials are usually identified. Journal of Juvenile Nursing In this issue: Flu shots and children: A study. By H. Carly, Ph.D, RN Caregiver education in juvenile diabetes. By L. Lopez, MPH Results of nutrition counseling on weight control for obese children. By A. LaFleur, Ph.D, RN and K. Bailey, MSN Accidents and children. By L. Shane, Ph.D, RN American Nursing Journal Jan-Mar. 2009 Volume 29, Issue 1 Editorial Board: M. Casey, Ph.D. MSN L. Eggerly, Ph.D., BSN K. Fuzzy, MPH, RN A. Lena, Ph.D., RN M. Padron, Ph.D., BSN J. Rosario-Betts, Ph.D, RN Published by Buckley Press
  8. 8. Other Nursing Publications Theses A study of school- based health programs for adolescents By K. Padron THESIS -- Nursing (MSN) Florida Atlantic University, 2008 Nursing Management & Staffing By Paula Caruso, Ph.D, MSN Books Handbook of ER Nursing By A. Butzel, Ph.D, MSN & L. Zelanka, MD Handbooks There’s also reference (encyclopedias), newsletters, bulletins, and various publications of professional associations.
  9. 9. What is ‘Peer Review’? • Also known as: – Scholarly – Refereed • When a journal is peer-reviewed, research articles undergo a peer-review process. Peer review is the academic “Gold Standard”.
  10. 10. A Journal Article Source: Sudore, R.L, et.al. (2006). Limited literacy in older people and disparities in health and healthcare access. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 54(5): 770- 776.
  11. 11. Content in a Research Journal Article • Title • Author, credentials, and affiliation • Abstract • Introduction • Method • Results • Discussion • References
  12. 12. • Title: a brief statement of the paper’s topic, including how it may be researched. • Author: name, credentials, and affiliation. • Abstract: the main points of a paper, including summarizes of findings and discussion. • Introduction: presents the topic, its background, previous studies, and purpose of the paper.
  13. 13. • Method: outlines how the study was conducted. Includes study design, participant recruitment, and data gathering procedures. • Results: the outcome of the research. The numbers, results, or effects. • Discussion: how can the research outcome be applied? Were these results anticipated? Were the results reliable?
  14. 14. • References: also known as ‘Works Cited’ or ‘Bibliography’. List of articles, reports, or other publications that were referred to in the paper. Source: American Psychological Association (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
  15. 15. CINAHL : Database of Nursing Articles • CINAHL has a major collection of publications in nursing. • Database: (in the library world) an online collection of publications. • Types of publications include: – Journal Articles – Reports – Newsletters – Dissertations
  16. 16. • The FAU Libraries pays for access to its databases. They are not available to everyone. • FAU students will need to authenticate themselves to use databases from off campus. • Activate your Owl Card by visiting or contacting the FAU Libraries circulation desk (First Floor Library; Phone - (561) 297-6911) Using CINAHL – From Off Campus
  17. 17. 1. Go to the FAU Libraries homepage (http://www.fau.edu/library) 2. If searching from off-campus, select “Off Campus Connect.”
  18. 18. 3. Enter your FAUNet ID, or 14-digit Owl Card number, and then your verification (birth month & day).
  19. 19. 4. The next page will indicate successful log-in, and then will return you to the library home page. Congratulations! You have been successfully connected! You are now being redirected to the FAU Library Homepage to continue your search. While connected to EZproxy, most URLs will look like: “http...database_URLezproxy.fau.edu…” If this doesn’t work for your browser, please CLICK HERE NOW!
  20. 20. 1. Go to the FAU Libraries homepage (http://www.fau.edu/library) 2. Select the link “Indexes/Databases” Using CINAHL
  21. 21. 3. Select the letter “C” in the A-Z list.
  22. 22. 4. Scroll down the next page until you see a link to “CINAHL”, then select that link.
  23. 23. 5. This will take you to CINAHL’s search page.
  24. 24. Use LIMITERS as needed Begin Search
  25. 25. Peer Reviewed Research Article Use LIMITERS as needed
  26. 26. Index The index (available in a drop-down menu) allows searching by title of an article (TI), its author (AU), and subject heading.
  27. 27. CINAHL Headings: a standard vocabulary of nursing concepts. Most articles are assigned one or more.
  28. 28. Use these to find articles with a specific focus on a topic. Headings for ‘Flu’
  29. 29. Interpreting your search results
  30. 30. Getting Articles • Use “Find it @ FAU” link to access full-text articles. • Select “PDF/Full-Text” link to see a full article. • Some articles are not available online but are in their paper/print format. Getting that article may require a trip to the FAU library! • Use Interlibrary Loan to receive an article that is not available through the FAU Libraries.
  31. 31. Links – Full Text (Whole Article) Find it FAU
  32. 32. An additional window will open. ‘Full Text’ indicates where the full article can be found. Select one to get to the article. If full text is not available, search the Library Catalog for a print/paper version.
  33. 33. Purpose / Audience: for who is it written? Why is the author writing this? Objectivity / Bias: does the source present different opinions? Is information presented as fact or opinion? Authority / Credibility: can the author be identified, and what are their qualifications? Currency / Timeliness: when was this information published? Is it current? Relevance: does this source have a little, a lot, or no information related to my topic? Evaluating Information Sources
  34. 34. Key Points • Life-long learning is important in keeping current on nursing topics. • Scholarly articles are written by professionals and researchers to communicate their findings. • Many publications provide information on nursing, such as theses, dictionaries, handbooks, and bulletins. • Use CINAHL and its features to find nursing articles. • ‘Find it @ FAU’ can help you locate articles if they are not directly available in CINAHL. ‘Interlibrary Loan’ will assist in attaining articles not available at FAU. • Evaluate information sources for their purpose, objectivity, credibility, currency, and relevance.
  35. 35. Kristy Padron, MLIS kpadron@fau.edu FAU Libraries Need Assistance? • FAU Libraries: Reference/ Information Desks • Ask a Librarian (Chat/E-mail/Text Reference Service): http://www.askalibrarian.org/fau • Phone: (561) 297-3785 • Nursing Tutorial: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/ref/nursing.htm • Research Consultation: http://www.library.fau.edu/eforms/refcon.htm
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