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  1. 1. Information Resources for Nurses<br />Pamela Alderman, MLIS<br />palderm1@fau.edu<br />Treasure Coast Campus<br />FAU Libraries<br />
  2. 2. Session Goals<br />Nursing students will be able to…<br />…locate books and articles on the FAU Library’s web page www.fau.edu/library<br />… formulate a Search Strategy to find articles on a research topic<br />… identify the parts of a scholarly, peer-reviewed article.<br />… utilize the CINAHL database to find articles related to his or her chosen topic. <br />… use the Nurse as Scholar LibGuide as a research tool http://libguides.fau.edu/NUR4805Goodman<br />
  3. 3. Session Activities<br />Viewing examples of scholarly publications.<br />Searching the Library’s Catalog for books.<br />Using SearchWiSE to search across the FAU Libraries’catalog, databases, and other library materials.<br />Demonstration of CINAHL database.<br />
  4. 4. “Your Throat Protection against irritation against cough.”<br />“Quickly and conveniently, that healthy, handsome vacation look can be yours!”<br />
  5. 5. Lifelong Learning & Scholarship<br />Health information is always changing.<br />New treatments or protocols replace what was standard care.<br />New or unfamiliar topics, populations, or areas of nursing are transmitted mainly by scholarly, professional publications.<br />
  6. 6. Professional Nursing Publications<br />Journal of <br />Juvenile Nursing<br />Fewer photos and color; Graphics are usually numbers or charts.<br />More words, longer articles.<br />Focus on research or topic within profession.<br />The author and his/her credentials are usually identified.<br />In this issue:<br />Flu shots and children: A study. By H. Carly, Ph.D, RN<br />Caregiver education in juvenile diabetes. By L. Lopez, MPH<br />Results of nutrition counseling on weight control for obese children. By A. LaFleur, Ph.D, RN and K. Bailey, MSN<br />Accidents and children. By L. Shane, Ph.D, RN<br />American <br />Nursing Journal<br />Jan-Mar. 2009<br /> Volume 29, Issue 1<br />Editorial Board:<br /> M. Casey, Ph.D. MSN<br /> L. Eggerly, Ph.D., BSN<br /> K. Fuzzy, MPH, RN<br /> A. Lena, Ph.D., RN<br /> M. Padron, Ph.D., BSN<br /> J. Rosario-Betts, Ph.D, RN<br /> Published by Buckley Press<br />
  7. 7. What is ‘Peer Review’?<br />Also known as:<br />Scholarly<br />Refereed<br />When a journal is <br /> peer-reviewed, research articles undergo a peer-review process.<br />Peer review <br />isthe academic <br />“Gold Standard”.<br />
  8. 8. A Journal Article<br />Source: <br />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.<br />
  9. 9. Content in a Research Journal Article<br />Title<br />Author, credentials, and affiliation<br />Abstract<br />Introduction<br />Method<br />Results<br />Discussion<br />References<br />
  10. 10. Title: a brief statement of the paper’s topic, including how it may be researched.<br />Author: name, credentials, and affiliation.<br />Abstract: the main points of a paper, including summarizes of findings and discussion.<br />Introduction: presents the topic, its background, previous studies, and purpose of the paper. <br />
  11. 11. Method: outlines how the study was conducted. Includes study design, participant recruitment, and data gathering procedures.<br />Results: the outcome of the research. The numbers, results, or effects. <br />Discussion: how can the research outcome be applied? Were these results anticipated? Were the results reliable?<br />
  12. 12. References: also known as ‘Works Cited’ or ‘Bibliography’. List of articles, reports, or other publications that were referred to in the paper.<br />Source:<br />American Psychological Association (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.<br />
  13. 13. CINAHL : Database of Nursing Articles<br />CINAHL has a major collection of publications in nursing.<br />Database: (in the library world) an online collection of publications.<br />Types of publications include:<br />Journal Articles<br />Reports<br />Newsletters<br />Dissertations<br />
  14. 14. Using CINAHL – From Off Campus<br />The FAU Libraries pays for <br /> access to its databases. <br /> They are not available to <br /> everyone.<br />FAU students will need to authenticate themselves to use databases from off campus.<br />Activate your Owl Card by visiting or contacting the FAU Libraries circulation desk<br /> (First Floor Library; Phone - (561) 297-6911)<br />
  15. 15. Go to the FAU Libraries homepage (library.fau.edu)<br />If searching from off-campus, select “Off Campus Connect (EZproxy)”.<br />
  16. 16. 3. Enter your 14-digit Owl Card number, and then your verification (birth month & day)<br />
  17. 17. 4. The next page will indicate successful log-in, and then will return you to the library home page.<br />Congratulations! You have been successfully connected! You are now being redirected to the FAU <br />Library Homepage to continue your search.<br />While connected to EZproxy, most URLs will look like: “http...database_URLezproxy.fau.edu…”<br />If this doesn’t work for your browser, please CLICK HERE NOW!<br />
  18. 18. Using CINAHL<br />Go to the FAU Libraries homepage (library.fau.edu)<br />Select the link “Indexes/Databases”<br />
  19. 19. 3. Select the letter “C” in the A-Z list.<br />
  20. 20. 4. Scroll down the next page until you see a link to “CINAHL”, then select that link.<br />
  21. 21. 5. This will take you to CINAHL’s search page.<br />
  22. 22. Enter Search Terms<br />Begin<br />Search<br />Use LIMITERS as needed<br />
  23. 23. The index (available in a drop-down menu) allows searching by title of an article (TI), its author (AU), and subject heading.<br />Index<br />
  24. 24. CINAHL Headings: a standard vocabulary of nursing concepts. Most articles are assigned one or more.<br />
  25. 25. Use these to find articles with a specific focus on a topic.<br />Headings for<br />‘Flu’<br />
  26. 26. Interpreting your search results<br />
  27. 27. Getting Articles<br />Use “Find it @ FAU” link to access full-text articles.<br />Select “PDF/Full-Text” link to see a full article.<br />Some articles are not available online but are in their paper/print format. Getting that article may require a trip to the FAU library!<br />Use Interlibrary Loan to receive an article that is not available through the FAU Libraries.<br />
  28. 28. Links – Full Text<br />(Whole Article)<br />Find it FAU<br />
  29. 29. An additional window will open.<br />‘Full Text’ indicates where the full article can be found. Select one to get to the article.<br />If full text is not available, search the Library Catalog for a print/paper version.<br />
  30. 30. Interlibrary Loan<br />
  31. 31. Evaluating Information Sources<br />Purpose / Audience: for who is it written? Why is the author writing this?<br />Objectivity / Bias: does the source present different opinions? Is information presented as fact or opinion?<br />Authority / Credibility: can the author be identified, and what are their qualifications?<br />Currency / Timeliness: when was this information published? Is it current?<br />Relevance: does this source have a little, a lot, or no information related to my topic?<br />
  32. 32. Key Points<br />Life-long learning is important in keeping current on nursing topics.<br />Scholarly articles are written by professionals and researchers to communicate their findings.<br />SearchWiSE searches across multiple sources.<br />Use CINAHL and its features to find nursing articles.<br />‘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.<br />Evaluate information sources for their purpose, objectivity, credibility, currency, and relevance.<br />
  33. 33. Need Assistance on the Treasure Coast Campus?<br />
  34. 34. Need Assistance in Boca?<br /><ul><li> FAU Libraries: Reference/ Information Desks
  35. 35. Email: lyref@fau.edu
  36. 36. Ask a Librarian (Chat/E-mail/Text Reference Service): http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/ref/askpol.htm
  37. 37. Phone: (561) 297-3785
  38. 38. Research Consultation: http://www.library.fau.edu/eforms/refcon.htm</li></ul>Kristy Padron, MLIS<br />kpadron@fau.edu<br />Phone: (561) 297-3772<br />FAU Libraries<br />