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BNURS 360A: Critical Reading & Information Literacy (Churchill), (and BNURS 460: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice): Library Workshop, wk 3 (360)

Winter 2018

Library Workshop in week 3

The web resources to be used for your class assignment are linked below. Please don't print these out in advance of the workshop, as Julie will provide copies in class.

Today you will work to locate sources on a specific topic for your Literature Review assignment.

1. Intro to the New Nursing Students Orientation Guide and handout.

  • 2017-18 Orientation Guide handout in docx and pdf formats

2. Review the assignments:

  • Literature Matrix Assignment:
    • Each week every student needs to add two studies or research papers to your matrix.
    • You will find a various types of articles including both qualitative and quantitative to describe in your matrices. 
      •  "You should aim for at least 10 studies to include in your final literature matrix which is due by week 10.  You should also aim for finding various types of studies that we have covered in your readings and weekly PowerPoint slides, for example, qualitative (will be covered in Week 5) descriptive, cross-sectional, cohort, longitudinal, randomized clinical trials, reviews and/or systematic reviews.  Aim for at least two studies a week starting with Week 3, and start building the matrix, and by week 8 you will have at least 10--you can find more studies, but do not go beyond 15 studies."
    • This assignment is/will be located in Canvas in the Modules:  Week 10 area.
  • Group Inquiry Project and Presentation Information:
    • Each group needs to find 5 to 10 peer-reviewed articles.
    • This assignment is/will be located in Canvas in the Modules: Week 9 area.

(Optional) Please see the instructions below both the CINAHL and PubMed areas for how to limit to various types of research articles.

Are we clear on the types of resources you need to start looking for? What questions do you/we have?


3. Questions/comments about the Canvas assignment for "Interlibrary Loan Account Setup" homework? Any questions about the UW Libraries Interlibrary Loan services? Suggestions for improvements to this assignment? 

Most of you have you finished the CINAHL learning activity/quizz in Canvas. How did this go for you?

4. Questions/comments about the CINAHL Quiz in Canvas, titled "Searching CINAHL: Scholarly Resources & Full Text"? What questions do you have about CINAHL?

  • CINAHL - UW Restricted. How-to Guides from the UWB Campus Library (pdf), tutorials, and the UW HSL CINAHL Help Guide
  • (Optional) Julie will search for medication errors and long term care (or something else) and discuss as a large group the search results. Look at the article title, date, journal name, publication type, abstracts, and subjects to see if relevant to topic. We will skim to try to locate more search words to revise your search to get different results in CINAHL.

Optional CINAHL Limits and Search Strategies:

  • Publication Type – Limit results to source types such as Clinical Trial, Evidence-Based Care Sheet, Interview, Meta Analysis, Meta Synthesis, Nursing Diagnoses, Nursing Interventions, Randomized Controlled Trial, Research, Review, Statistics, Systematic Review, or Tables/Charts. Scroll down in the box to see the full list of types. You can select multiple items either by holding down the control key (Ctrl) on a PC, or the Apple button on a Mac computer.
  • Clinical Queries – (What are they? Search strategies used, Help Sheet.doc) – Can limit to Therapy, Prognosis, Review, Qualitative, and Causation (Etiology). See the Help Sheet for definitions of High Sensitivity, High Specificity, and Best Balance.
  • Quantitative article typesClinical Trial, Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Qualitative article typesMeta Synthesis, Qualitative (in Clinical Queries)
  • Review article typesMeta Analysis, Review, Systematic Review
  • If needed, you can type the word qualitative or quantitative in your search. (Optional UW HSL guide for "Finding Qualitative Research Articles")
    • native americans and diabetes and qualitative
    • aged and female and chronic pain and quantitative
    • Can also add the CINAHL Heading of "Qualitative Studies" to your search.

5. Questions/comments about the PubMed Quiz in Canvas, titled "Searching PubMed (MedLine) for Research Articles"? What questions do you have about PubMed?

Optional PubMed Filters and Search Strategies:

  • Filter by Article Types:  After you have completed a search, you can filter by a variety of article types including the sample below, and then and click on the "Show" button. (Ask your professor which article types are acceptable to use.)
    • Quantitative article types:  Clinical Trial, Controlled Clinical Trial, Multicenter Study, Pragmatic Clinical Trial, Randomized Controlled Trial, and Validation Study
    • Review article types:  Meta-Analysis, Review, and Systematic Review
  • If needed, you type the word qualitative or quantitative in your search. (Optional UW HSL guide for "Finding Qualitative Research Articles")
    • native americans diabetes qualitative
    • aged female chronic pain quantitative
  • Search for qualitative articles with MeSH Terms, by adding them to your search words. (List online.)
    • "Qualitative Research"
    • "Interviews as Topic"
    • "Focus Groups"
    • "Nursing Methodology Research"

6. APA Citing, UW Libraries Search, and Evaluating Sources Pages:

7. (Optional) Mining Citations -- Small Group Activity:

  1. Tutorial page for Mining CINAHL Results for New Search Words/Phrases.
  2. As you search think about what trends you see about your topic in the literature.
  3. Mine the article titles, abstracts, and subject headings for new words to help you refine your search results.
  4. Also, use the words to create new search phrases to see what else is available on your topic.
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