NURS 363 - Nursing Research

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Susan Gaskin-Noel – Reference & Instruction, Libraries’ Webmaster
NURS 363
Professor Renu Abraham Varughese
Fall 2010
Your Mercy College Libraries
Ten Things You Should Know
Circulation - library barcode, check items in/out, Reserves
Reference librarians are there for YOU; Do not hesitate to approach us, even when we look busy
Reference - ALL research-related inquiries (including ERes and Blackboard)
Ways We can help you
Individual appointment with a librarian
General orientation or specific assignment
Ask A Librarian Services
Students are required to buy texts
Loaner laptops – circulation desk
Instruction laptops – BI Room
Your Mercy College Libraries
Ten Things You Should Know (cont’d)
Access to Databases (full text articles)
On campus
Off campus
Access on and off campus
Individual instruction with a librarian by appointment
System Loans
Books from other Mercy libraries
Articles from other Mercy libraries
Interlibrary Loans
Books from non-Mercy libraries
Articles from non-Mercy libraries
Other Services in the Dobbs Ferry Library
Online Learning
Learning Center
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL)
Your Research Tools
 Electronic Reference Sources
 Eres -Electronic Reserves
 Interlibrary Loans
 Journal Locator
 Writing and Citation Guides
Subscription Databases
What are Databases?
Databases are organized, searchable electronic records on
a particular item, such as a journal article
 Databases vary in the topics they cover and the information
they provide. Some databases include publication
information and brief descriptions of all articles published in
a group of scholarly journals or in a field
 Others provide access to the complete text of articles
published in certain newspapers, magazines, or journals.
 Adapted from
Health/Medicine Databases
Databases for Nursing
Reference Center Academic
ProQuest Health Management
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
indexes and abstracts articles published in more than 2,700
English-language nursing and allied health journals as well as
virtually all publications of the American Nurses’ Association and
the National League for Nursing.
Fields of allied heath covered include cardiopulmonary
technology, emergency service, health education,
medical/laboratory, medical assistant, medical records,
occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant,
radiologic technology, social service/health care, and surgical
CINAHL also includes references to new books, book chapters,
pamphlets, audiovisuals, dissertations, and other materials
Coverage begins in 1982 and updating is monthly.
Searching CINAHL
Enter simple search terms, using multiple boxes
Set limits accordingly
 Years
 Date
 Type
of publication
 Peer-reviewed
 Include references
Mercy Libraries CINAHL Search Tips
Example of CINAHL Search Result
Refining Your CINAHL Search
For better/different results, you may:
 Reword
your current search
 Add/remove limits
 Use the links to the left of your results screen
 Use CINAHL Headings
Example of Where is It? Result – Mercy
Has the Article
Example of Where is It? Result –
Mercy Does Not Have the Article
Interlibrary Loan
What is Interlibrary Loan?
When do I use it?
Mercy Libraries will get any book or article that we do not
own on loan for you, providing a library within the region
owns it. You must return the book, the article is yours to keep.
How long does it take?
It is a reciprocal borrowing system among institutions.
Approximately 3-10 days
How much does it cost?
This service is free
Items borrowed from other Mercy Libraries are System Loans.
System Loan
What is it?
system loan is a request from one Mercy Library to
When do I use it?
 If
you need an item – book or article, from a another
Mercy. Complete a system loan request form at the
circulation desk of your home library, and the item will
be sent there to you
How long does it take?
 Approximately
2-3 days
Full Text of Article
About Cochrane
The Cochrane Library provides up-to-date information on the effects
of interventions in health care.
Cochrane reviews explore the evidence for and against the
effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications,
surgery, education, etc.) in specific circumstances.
The Library contains several databases, one of which is a collection
of full-text articles reviewing the effects of heath care (the
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews). The other databases
(Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Controlled
Trials Register, Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews, and
others) provide citations and abstracts. Updating is quarterly.
Searching Cochrane
Enter search terms in the search box on the right
side of the screen and click “Go”
A list of citations from the Database of Systematc
reviews will appear
To retrieve a summary of the review, click on the
title of the item
You may navigate the contents on the left side or
click on the “PDF” for the full text
Mercy Libraries Cochrane Search Tips
Example of Cochrane Search Results
About Medline/PubMed
PubMed provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts for
articles from more than 5,000 biomedical journals in 37 languages and
includes MEDLINE back to the 1940's as well as additional life sciences
journals. Approximately 80% of the citations contain in-depth abstracts
written by the article’s author and about 75% of the indexed
articles are published in English.
Subjects covered include medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health,
veterinary medicine, the health care system, health administration,
dentistry, and the preclinical sciences. The database is updated 5 times
a week.
NOTE: PubMed on the Mercy College Libraries' web page has been
customized to include a filter and links to journals subscribed to online
and in print format by the Libraries. To access these Mercy holdings
directly you must use the link to PubMed on the library web page.
Searching Medline/PubMed
Enter simple search terms, using multiple boxes
Set limits accordingly
 Abstracts
 Publication
 Language
 Type
of Article
 Subset (Nursing)
Mercy Libraries Medline/PubMed Search Tips
Example of Medline Search Result
Viewing Mercy Libraries’ Results
From “Filter Your results” to the right of the screen
select “Mercy Libraries”
From the “Display Settings” link at the top of the
results select “Abstract” and hit “Apply”
Example of Where is It? Result –
Mercy Has the Article
Example of Where is It? Result – Mercy
Only Has the Article in Print
Mercy Print Holdings
Journal Locator
When to use
 To
see if Mercy Libraries has a Journal, Magazine or
Newspaper – search by title
 To obtain bibliographic information on a periodical
Journal Locator Search Result
What is it?
database of bibliographic and publisher information
of over 300, 000 periodicals
When to use?
 To
see if a periodical is peer-reviewed (refereed)
 To find out when the publication began/ended
 To see title name changes
Example of an Ulrich’s Search Result
Electronic Reference Sources
Medical encyclopedia with extensive illustrations.
Grey Literature in Public Health
Pamphlets and longer reports about health policy issues in New York and
beyond, searched through the New York Academy of Medicine library's catalog.
Harrison's Online
Detailed, comprehensive textbook of medical conditions and treatments, for
health science students.
Merck Manuals
This Merck site includes access to the following manuals: Diagnosis and Therapy,
Geriatrics, Health & Aging, Medical Information, and Veterinary Healthcare, as
well as the index of the chemists' encyclopedia.
Nursing E-books
The [email protected] Core e-books are a collection of over 20 medical reference
e-books, searchable by topic and relevant to any health area.
Writing and Citation Guides
Annotated Bibliographies
Annotated Bibliographies
Kansas University's brief description and example of annotated
bibliograhies. Includes printable PDF version.
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
Cornell university's definition, how and when to use, and examples of an
annotated bibliography.
APA Guides
APA Guidelines - Mercy College Libraries (PDF)
Guidelines and examples of APA (6th edition) provided by Mercy College
APA Guidelines - Purdue OWL
Purdue University Online Writing Lab - citing APA style.
APA Sample Paper - Purdue OWL (PDF)
Example of how to structure an APA research paper, from Purdue Online
Writing Lab.
The End
Susan Gaskin-Noel
[email protected]
Mercy College Libraries
Dobbs Ferry NY 10522

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