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Instruction given to 2nd yr nursing students at Fanshawe College on October 27, 2008

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  1. 1. N2251NRSG7040 Searching Help for Poster Outline Oct. 27, 2008 Robin Featherstone, Research & Instructional Librarian (Nursing) rfeathe@uwo.ca (519) 661-2111 ext: 86383 http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing Today’s slides will be available at: http://uwonursinglibrarian.blogspot.com/
  2. 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z4ifm_A8k4
  3. 3. Before you start searching...
  4. 4. ...strategize Osteosarcoma neoplasm cancer bone outreach health promotion population I am looking for information about... promoting health to populations at risk for osteosarcomas
  5. 5. Agenda • 3 Strategies for finding: – Books – Journal articles – Websites
  6. 6. Strategy #1 - Books (print or online) • Background information – Find out more about the cancer types • Answer key questions – What populations are at risk?
  7. 7. (1.) Finding Books • Go to www.lib.uwo.ca • SIGN IN!!! • Select the Catalogue • Enter your search terms Tip: Use broad search terms example: cancer AND health promotion
  8. 8. http://www.lib.uwo.ca Sign in with your UWO user name and password
  9. 9. http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca/
  10. 10. Quick Start • Try Harrison’s Online • Link on the nursing page http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing
  11. 11. Strategy #2: Journals • Detailed information – Find out more about specific health promotion efforts • Answer questions about current nursing practice – What projects have been done? – Where did they succeed (or fail)?
  12. 12. (2.) Finding Articles • Go to www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing • Select databases based on subject – CINAHL for clinical nursing – Medline for clinical medicine – PsychInfo psychology • Enter your search terms
  13. 13. http://www.lib.uwo.ca Sign in with your UWO user name and password
  14. 14. http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing
  15. 15. Quick Start • Try any of the following: – CINAHL – Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source – SCOPUS • Enter search terms – Health promotion AND cervical cancer
  16. 16. CINAHL Search Box Results list Use the Get it @ Western button to get to the full text
  17. 17. Getting to the full text Option #1: Get the online full text version Option #2: Search the library for a print copy
  18. 18. Strategy #3: Websites • Targeted information from: – government – agencies • Learn more about your target audience
  19. 19. (3.) Finding websites http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWHPf00Jkqg
  20. 20. Using web-based sources • Think AUTHORITY – Who published it? Why? Be sceptics • Look for these: – .org – .gov • Not this: – .com
  21. 21. Quick Start • Good health information targeted to regular people = http://medlineplus.gov/ • Some content ideas for your poster
  22. 22. Quick Start • Statistics – Will answer the questions: Who? Where? When?
  23. 23. Quick Start • Try the Canadian Cancer Society for statistics
  24. 24. And..... FINALLY
  25. 25. Really useful pages • Sample formatting (pg. 306 - 320) • In text citations – Quotations (pg.118) – Paraphrasing (pg. 207) • Reference list (pg. 215-281) – Journal article, one author (pg. 240) – Electronic copy of an article from a database (pg. 279) – “Nonperiodical” document on the internet (pg. 273)
  26. 26. Other helpful places... http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ ↓Essay Help
  27. 27. And ... http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing/ ←APA Style Guide
  28. 28. Robin Featherstone rfeathe@uwo.ca (519) 661-2111 ext: 86383 http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing

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