Nursing 107, Part Two

Information Literacy Session for Communication Assignment

Goals for this library session: hone skills in using article databases in order to locate a current article on communication in nursing.


TO GET SOME ARTICLES, USE ARTICLE DATABASES:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at: http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Take a look at the Resources by Subject icon as well–it will list all databases and online encyclopedias for specific subject areas–including Health Sciences.

Some database highlights from the Resources by Subject page for Health Sciences–these will help you locate articles on wellness and ethics topics.

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
CINAHL
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.
MEDLINE
MEDLINEplus
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Nursing Resource Center


 TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “autism spectrum disorder”

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation).
    example: communicat*

  • use boolean commands
    example: deaf* AND communicat*
    example: “autism spectrum disorder” AND communicat*

  • searches can be specific

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen.

  • other articles may be located from the COCC Library e-journals link or may be ordered via inter-library loan.


APA FORMAT:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/


MORE HELP:

Oh, and don’t forget!   You can always stop by or call the Barber Library Information Deskref….

 

 

 

 

OR

Use our 24/7 chat service!

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OR

Send me an email:  cfinney@cocc.edu


Also, don’t forget that you can also revisit the blog post for our first Nursing 107 Research Session!  https://researchhappy.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/nursing-107/

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