The goal of this information literacy session is to help students have a better understanding of authoritative, reliable resources available through COCC’s Barber Library.
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!
Start with our COCC Library webpage and click on:
…then click on:
Then choose Health Sciences from the menu:
Once you are at Barber Library’s Health Sciences Guide, look for the blue menu button for articles–this will lead you to links for our databases in the Health Sciences:
Some database highlights that may be particularly helpful for locating articles on HIT topics are:
Academic Search Premier
Associates Programs Source Plus
CINAHL (Cummulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Nursing Resource Center
TO SEARCH MULTIPLE DATABASES AT ONE TIME:
Some database vendors allow you to search multiple databases at one time. Ebsco is one of these. Start with Academic Search Premier or Associates Program Plus (both of these databases are published by Ebsco). Get to the search form and look for this link:
Then click all the databases that apply to your topic:
Then click on OK…then go back to your search form. This way, you can search four to five databases at a time!
TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:
Journal Article Database Search Hints
WHOOPS, DO YOU NEED TO GET SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION?
Sometimes you can get to searching journal article databases and you realize you really need to locate some background information so you can understand the articles you’ve retrieved. So, back up, and get to the Health Sciences Guide again (http://guides.cocc.edu/health) and look for the blue menu item named Reference:
That will lead you to our two huge collections of online reference encyclopedias:
Oh, and don’t forget!
Use our 24/7 chat service listed on every subject guide:
Or e-mail us at: email@example.com.