N3322 E – Cinahl Instruction


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Instruction given to the Post-RN students at the University of Western Ontario

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  • Hello, I’m Robin Featherstone and I’m going to be showing you how to search the CINAHL database. But, before we begin, I’d just like to briefly introduce myself. I’m new to Western Libraries (this is my second week here). Before coming to Western, I worked at Dalhousie University in their medical library, at the National Library of Medicine where I completed the first year of a post-graduate library fellowship, and at Yale University where I finished the second year of that fellowship. I’ve worked with nurses before, but never as my primary focus. So, some things are going to be new to me. And I’ll appreciate your patience as we get to know one another and as I do my best to get you familiar with all the library nursing resources at Western.
  • N3322 E – Cinahl Instruction

    1. 1. N3322E – CINAHL Instruction Sept 23, 2008 Robin Featherstone, Research & Instructional Librarian (Nursing) [email_address] (510) 661-2111 ext: 86383 http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing
    2. 3. Just to start... <ul><li>How often do you use CINAHL? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(a.) ALL the time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(b.) Sometimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(c.) Rarely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(d.) Never </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How comfortable are you using CINAHL? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(a.) Very comfortable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(b.) Somewhat comfortable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(c.) Not very comfortable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(d.) Totally uncomfortable </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. Today’s agenda <ul><li>(1.) Find CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>(2.) Create an account </li></ul><ul><li>(3.) Search </li></ul><ul><li>(4.) Manage your results </li></ul>
    4. 5. http://www.lib.uwo.ca/ 1 2 3 Not on campus? Don’t forget to log in
    5. 6. Activity <ul><li>Find CINAHL from your computers </li></ul>
    6. 7. Step 2: Sign in to My EBSCOhost
    7. 8. Activity <ul><li>Create a user name and password in My EBSCOhost </li></ul><ul><li>If you have one already, sign in </li></ul>
    8. 9. But, before we start searching...
    9. 10. Decide on your search terms <ul><li>State the search </li></ul><ul><li>I am looking for information on improving health education for people getting tattoos. </li></ul><ul><li>Isolate the main concepts </li></ul>
    10. 11. Searching Activity 1 <ul><li>Search CINAHL using these concepts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tattoos </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Running the search <ul><li>Using keywords vs. CINAHL Headings </li></ul><ul><li>Searching one concept at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Showing the search history </li></ul><ul><li>Combining search sets </li></ul><ul><li>Refining the results using search options </li></ul><ul><li>Saving the search </li></ul>
    12. 13. Step 4: Manage Your Results
    13. 14. Managing search results <ul><li>Adding items to folder </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting desired citations </li></ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul><ul><li>E-mailing </li></ul><ul><li>Saving </li></ul><ul><li>Exporting (RefWorks) </li></ul>
    14. 15. Searching Activity 2 <ul><li>State the search </li></ul><ul><li>I am looking for information about distance education in Post-RN programs </li></ul><ul><li>Isolate the main concepts </li></ul>
    15. 16. Searching Activity 2 <ul><li>Search CINAHL using these concepts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post RN </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Next steps... <ul><li>Getting to the full-text </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating the material </li></ul><ul><li>Managing your citations using RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating your ideas into your assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Citing your sources </li></ul>
    17. 18. Activity <ul><li>Formulate your own search </li></ul><ul><li>Compare keyword results with CINAHL headings </li></ul><ul><li>View your search history </li></ul><ul><li>Combine your searches </li></ul><ul><li>Save your search </li></ul><ul><li>Add items to the folder </li></ul><ul><li>Save/email/print/send citations </li></ul>
    18. 19. Robin Featherstone [email_address] (510) 661-2111 ext: 86383 http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/nursing