Helen Hough, BA, BS, M.L.S.
♦ nursing science,
♦ business principles,
♦ organizational behavior, and
♦ resource management
to participate as full partners
in managing and leading health care
(adapted from UCSF School of Nursing)
♦ Health Care,
♦ Business &
♦ Personnel Psychology
for communication with all parties to
understand and appreciate issues
Acquisition & Dissemination
commonly respected literature
address in-depth issues
with specialized materials.
Use resources appropriate to audience
Community (including media), fellow
leaders, medical, nurses, supervisees.
Lay - general & specialized magazines,
Authoritative - Scholarly, peer reviewed.
Where is information
Aggregated - in Libraries
Systematically accessed - by information
Business Source Premier
And others, depending on type of question.
Consult information professional for recommendations.
Canadian Journal of Nursing
Health Care Manager
Home Healthcare Management
JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics
Journal of Excellence in Nursing
Journal of Nursing Administration
Journal of Nursing Management
Journal of Public Health
Management & Practice
Nursing Administration Quarterly
Nursing Leadership Forum
Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
Reflections on Nursing Leadership
Strategies for Nursing Leadership
Access - Databases
dictates the appropriate database.
Half of all good work
is the thought put into it
literature review strategy
What is the problem?
“We are generally working toward magnet
hospital status but there are areas of real
What is the question?
“What are current theories & methods of
What are the question’s concepts?
1: change 2: personnel management
Q: Change management in health care
Areas: Health, business, organizational
Databases: Nursing, Medical, Business,
Of course Google is ok BUTTTTTTT
your library already pays for stuff.
If we don’t have it, we can get it
Go to the library
Select Subject Guides > Nursing
Preparatory exploration of database
(content area, layout, limits, protocols)
(new information, subjects vs keywords)
You can’t break the DB, consider attempts as trials
Is the reason for 0 retrievals because
there nothing in the stupid database
were the wrong words used?
– Peer-review Meta-analysis
– Reviews Research
– Book Review
Special Interest: Nursing Administration
Cited Reference Searching
Explore records/thesaurus for concepts
DO NOT limit to full text
Example: Medline with
Journal & Citation Subset
Health Administration, Nursing
Peer Reviewed, Classification Codes
Getting the materials
Using MyEBSCO (alerts) and/or RefWorks
: At UT Arlington:
Check E-journal list & Library Catalog
: Not at UT Arlington:
TexShare, “Find In A Library” or WorldCat