Marsha Ballard  marsha.ballard@sccmail.maricopa.edu             (480) 423-6638            Danielle Carlock    d.carlock@sc...
LEARNING OBJECTIVES•Describe differences between databases & theinternet•Describe the content in CINAHL & Medline•Conduct ...
INTERNET                                   DATABASESBroad sweep of information                  Focused on a particular di...
Databases:controlled, managed, selected content
Internet: vast,uncontrolled, constantly changing, unorganized
CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Contains articles in nursing and fields such as  audiology, physica...
Medline World’s premier medical/health science database Articles from all health fields: medicine, nursing,  dentistry, ...
CINAHL and Medline                     Medline                     CINAHL
CINAHL VS MEDLINECHARACTERISTIC CINAHL           MEDLINESize           Smaller          LargerTopics         Limited to   ...
GETTING RESEARCH HELP If you need research help from us:1. Schedule a 30 minute appointment with one of the nursing librar...
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  1. 1. Marsha Ballard marsha.ballard@sccmail.maricopa.edu (480) 423-6638 Danielle Carlock d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu (480) 425-6765 Sheila Afnan-Mannssheila.afnan-manns@sccmail.maricopa.edu (480) 423-6434
  2. 2. LEARNING OBJECTIVES•Describe differences between databases & theinternet•Describe the content in CINAHL & Medline•Conduct a keyword search in CINAHL &Medline
  3. 3. INTERNET DATABASESBroad sweep of information Focused on a particular discipline or type of informationUnorganized/unstructured Organized/structuredAccess is free, but some information is fee Available only to subscribersbasedUnstable: content and format change Stable: articles can be located again forfrequently verificationInformation includes: commercials, Information includes: abstracts, articlespersonal opinions, current news, in magazines, journals, and newspapers,entertainment, government documents, scholarly/peer-reviewed articles, caseacademic research, non-profit studies, and research/educational sites, hoaxes, socialnetworks.
  4. 4. Databases:controlled, managed, selected content
  5. 5. Internet: vast,uncontrolled, constantly changing, unorganized
  6. 6. CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Contains articles in nursing and fields such as audiology, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, etc 750 journals 1 million citations back to 1937
  7. 7. Medline World’s premier medical/health science database Articles from all health fields: medicine, nursing, dentistry, exercise science, veterinary medicine, allied health, etc. 4800 journals Over 19 million citations back to 1940
  8. 8. CINAHL and Medline Medline CINAHL
  9. 9. CINAHL VS MEDLINECHARACTERISTIC CINAHL MEDLINESize Smaller LargerTopics Limited to Much broader- Nursing nursing as well as broader health areasUse when… The topic is The topic is more only relevant to broadly related to nursing (i.e. a health (i.e. a disease specific nursing etiology, treatment, practice/skill/ etc) technique)
  10. 10. GETTING RESEARCH HELP If you need research help from us:1. Schedule a 30 minute appointment with one of the nursing librarians. This is thepreferred way to get help, as you will have a dedicated time scheduled with us.2. Call or come to the library reference desk anytime the library is open (480) 423-6650.3. Use our 24/7 chat serviceMarsha Ballard(480) 423-6638marsha.ballard@sccmail.maricopa.eduDanielle Carlock(480) 425-6765d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.eduSheila Afnan-Manns(480) 423-6434sheila.afnan-manns@sccmail.maricopa.edu.

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