Resources covered in the Library session
- PubMed This link opens in a new window PubMed comprises millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central. Special features include myNCBI to customize your experience and Clinical Queries (built-in evidence-based search filters).
- Nursing Reference Center Plus This link opens in a new window Quick reference at the point-of-care, including evidence-based care sheets that summarize diseases and conditions, cultural competency information, patient education handouts, and point-of-care drug information.
- CINAHL Plus with Full Text This link opens in a new window Citations to articles from nursing and allied health journals, plus additional materials, including full-text evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons, and continuing education modules.
- Scopus This link opens in a new window Multi-disciplinary search tool containing citations, abstracts, and references from journal articles, books, trade publications, conferences and more.
- Cochrane Library This link opens in a new window Contains multiple evidence based databases including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) containing systematic reviews of research in health care and health policy and the Cochrane Controlled Clinical Trials Register (Cochrane CENTRAL) containing abstracts of randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials.
- RefWorks Citation management tool that assists in tracking resources and and formatting citations.
- PubMed for NursesThis tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed.Its concise, targeted content consists of five videos with exercises to test your knowledge. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Primary or Secondary Resource?
What does it mean to refer to a resource by the terms PRIMARY and SECONDARY?
~ PRIMARY resource: the author(s) collected or created the data / research presented
Examples: original research published in a peer reviewed journal, dissertation
Where? PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Scholar, Government data (e.g. CDC web site and publications e.g. MMWR)
~ SECONDARY resource: the author(s) summarized, analyzed or synthesized the research of others
Examples: literature review, systematic review, organization web sites (see link below), clinical point of care tools
Where? Databases listed above, Google, Wikipedia, Up to Date, Dynamed
~ How do I know an article is from a peer reviewed journal?
Ulrichsweb is an easy to search source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more.
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