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:

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!

Get to COCC’s Barber Library list of databases at http://guides.cocc.edu/az.php.

You can also start with our COCC Library webpage and click on:

2018studentsresources

Then choose:

2018azdatabases

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

2018ResourcesBySubject

Some database highlights from the Resources by Subject page for Health SciencesNursing are listed below.  These will help you locate articles on nursing topics.

Academic Search Premier
CINAHL (Cummulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
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 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 listed on every subject guide:

NewAsk_a_Librarian

Or e-mail us at:  refdesk@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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