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Fall 2013 psychiatric_nursing_45min

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Fall 2013 psychiatric_nursing_45min

  1. 1. Lisa Shamchuk ShamchukL@macewan.ca 780-633-3574 Jody Nelson Jody.Nelson@macewan.ca 780-497-4055 Library Research: How to Survive your Psychiatric nursing research assignments!
  2. 2. What we’ll be doing today •Navigating the Library Website •Getting started on your topic •Finding sources: books & articles
  3. 3. Quick poll • How many of you are taking distance courses?
  4. 4. Quick poll • How many of you have had a library session before?
  5. 5. Quick poll • How many of you have been to the MacEwan University Library before?
  6. 6. Library.macewan.ca
  7. 7. Constructing a search strategy How can nurses develop skills for professional practice across different cultures? • Break your topic down into major concepts/ideas • Identify alternate keywords for each concept • Use AND / OR to build a logical search
  8. 8. Finding Books and Articles Tips • “Phrase searching”: »“post-traumatic stress disorder” • Truncation *: »Canad* = Canada, Canadian, Canadians • Parentheses (nesting): »health AND (eating OR nutrition OR food)
  9. 9. Finding Books and Articles Tips • “Phrase searching”: »“post-traumatic stress disorder” • Truncation *: »Canad* = Canada, Canadian, Canadians • Parentheses (nesting): »health AND (eating OR nutrition OR food)
  10. 10. Finding books You’ll need to: • Use the Library Search • Use your search words! • Remember the search tips! • Use the Item Information to locate the book
  11. 11. •Popular & news • Written for general audience, lots of advertising, no lists of works referenced •Trade • Written for people in a particular industry or profession •Academic/Scholarly/Peer Reviewed • Author’s credentials, original research, lengthy (6+ pages), references Finding Articles
  12. 12. Finding Articles Database listings • Articles and More • Nursing Subject Guide Database searching tips • Mark records to email, print, or save • Use Get It!
  13. 13. Using APA • Writing & Learning Services @ MacEwan • APA Guide from How do I cite? link (Library website) • Email: writinglearningservices@macewan.ca • Red Deer College Library Citation Guide • http://rdc.libguides.com/apa • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) • http://bit.ly/APAcitation
  14. 14. Lisa Shamchuk ShamchukL@macewan.ca 780-633-3574 Jody Nelson Jody.Nelson@macewan.ca 780-497-4055 Questions? The people in the library are always happy to help!
  15. 15. What did you think of this session? https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LibrarySessionJody

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