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Nursing 303

Professor Martha Highfield; Nursing Librarian Marcia Henry

This guide has been archived and may have outdated information or broken links.

Professor Highfield's suggestions:

  1. Show them how to access these materials for Nurs303 in which I have materials  -http://suncat.csun.edu/search/r
    • Electronic reserve
    • Media reserve
    • Books on reserve
  2. How to find a book title on the shelf related to culture
  3. How to find a journal (like Journal of Transcultural nursing )
  4. How to look inside a book on Google or WorldCat
  5. How to do a quick search on PubMed for a nursing research article on a particular culture   - Emphasize Use Oviatt's link to PubMed which links to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?otool=cacsunlib
  6. How to do a quick subject search  on a particular culture & how to save those records
  7. How to do a quick CINAHL search for research on a particular culture
    • Include advance search delimiters
    • Include "find similar articles"
    • Include look for text  - our Find Text links are very important to you!  CINAHLPlus has about 1000 full text journals (it indexes about 4000 journals) but we do subscribe to 50,000 full text journals - from Sage, Science Direct, Wiley and many  more databases
  8. Show how to find an EBP sheet on spiritual or culture  - available in CINAHLPlus with Full Text
  9. EndNote Online to store saved citations and help with  APA -  http://library.csun.edu/FindResources/i-Endnoteweb



The goals of today's library session are:

  • Learn How to do Library and Internet research: determine information need, choose best resources, develop a search strategy, understand keyword and subject searching, how to use boolean operators and truncation  symbols, how to cite sources, and more.
  • Learn about Find Articles by Subject  Datatabases by Subject:Nursing
  • Learn about Find Text  to identify if Oviatt library has the item    
  • Learn how to find a book, journal, videos, databases, and check Reserves in the library catalog

Library Catalog Advanced Search

For an Advanced search, select the Advanced Catalog Search link on the homepage. The Advanced search allows you to search by keyword in up to four separate fields, and optionally limit your search by language, material type, location, collection, publisher, or publication date.

To start your search:

  1. Select the field you want to search (Author, Title, Subject, Note, or "any field") from the first drop-down menu.
  2. Type keyword(s) in the adjacent text box. Two or more words entered together in one search box will retrieve records containing that exact phrase, unless there is no exact match. If there is no exact match for the phrase entered, the system will retrieve records contain all search terms entered, wherever they are in the record.
  3. (OPTIONAL) For a combined search, enter additional keywords into separate search boxes and choose the appropriate Boolean operators (and, or, and not) from the pull-down menu.

Scholarly Journals (Peer-reviewed/Referreed)

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  • Authors are authorities in their fields.
  • Authors cite their sources in endnotes, footnotes, or bibliographies.
  • Individual issues have little or no advertising.
  • Articles must go through a peer-review or refereed process.
  • Articles are usually reports on scholarly research.
  • Illustrations usually take the form of charts and graphs.
  • Articles use jargon of the discipline.