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Using Databases (Pubmed) School Of Nursing, Molly Higgins Apr 2015

Using Databases (Pubmed) School Of Nursing, Molly Higgins

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Abstract: This video introduces you to some of the places you can search for nursing literature, and how to use them. Using PubMed as an example, the video discusses some of the common tools of databases. Directed at undergraduate nursing students. One of five videos made for the SoN.


Website Evaluation Tutorial, Adam R. Saunders Apr 2015

Website Evaluation Tutorial, Adam R. Saunders

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This tutorial will guide you on how to evaluate a website using the CRAAP test. CRAAP stands for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose. Using this test you will be able to assess a websites content to determine if the information provided is appropriate for college level research. It will direct you on where to look for this information, from looking at when a webpage was last updated, checking external links, to identifying the top level domain.


Identifying Sources Tutorial, Adam R. Saunders Apr 2015

Identifying Sources Tutorial, Adam R. Saunders

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This tutorial is designed to help you through identifying the different types of sources you will use in your research and find at the library. Each section will cover different book, article, and website types with a quiz included at the end of each to test your knowledge of the subject.


Creating Search Strategies For School Of Nursing, Molly Higgins Apr 2015

Creating Search Strategies For School Of Nursing, Molly Higgins

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Abstract: This video introduces you to some of the ways you can make sure you find what you’re looking for. Using PubMed as an example, we discuss broadening and widening a search. Directed at undergraduate nursing students. One of five videos made for the SoN.


Boolean Operator Tutorial, Adam R. Saunders Apr 2015

Boolean Operator Tutorial, Adam R. Saunders

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This tutorial will guide you on what Boolean Operators are and how the different operators of And, Or, Not function will performing a search through the library databases or catalog. An interactive element of this tutorial will allow you to build your own Boolean Operators and test your knowledge of the subject matter.


Using Cinahl For Nursing Research, Theresa A. Zahor Ms., James Macinick Jan 2015

Using Cinahl For Nursing Research, Theresa A. Zahor Ms., James Macinick

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This tutorial will show you how to search for articles on the CINHAL Plus with Full database. CINHAL (the Cumulative index to nursing and Allied Health Literature) is one of the most frequently used undergraduate nursing databases. Students will learn how to refine and limit their search results.


Finding Quality Sources With Google, Dawn Wing Jan 2015

Finding Quality Sources With Google, Dawn Wing

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This tutorial shows you how to find quality sources online by limiting search results to specific web domains using Google.


Developing Keywords For Your Research, Brandon West Jan 2014

Developing Keywords For Your Research, Brandon West

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This is a concept-based video tutorial called "Developing Keywords for Your Research." It covers the basics of identifying concepts from your research topic and developing synonyms.


Tips For Evaluating Information, Brandon West Jan 2014

Tips For Evaluating Information, Brandon West

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This is concept-based video tutorial titled "Tips for Evaluating Information." It covers the basic ideas associated with information evaluation including authority, accuracy, and timeliness. It is designed to introduce first-year students ideas about what to consider when using a resource for their research.


The Facts Of Fiction: Information Literacy For Creative Writing, Melissa Clark Sep 2013

The Facts Of Fiction: Information Literacy For Creative Writing, Melissa Clark

Library Conference Presentations and Posters

Research for creative writing is completely different from conventional research: you need to immerse yourself in cultures and thought patterns not your own in order to develop believable characters and depict them, their actions, motivations, and conversations convincingly. A writer needs to be creative in their research and consult a variety of sources, including primary and archival sources, interviews and personal experience, maps and atlases, art and pictures, and sociological or psychological research. How can Librarians teach writers the information literacy skills they need and relate those skills to their immediate research needs? In this session, I will discuss my ...


Improving Student Research: The Embedded Librarian, Melissa Clark, Linda Kott, Chris Schafer May 2013

Improving Student Research: The Embedded Librarian, Melissa Clark, Linda Kott, Chris Schafer

Library Conference Presentations and Posters

How can we develop critical thinking and solid research skills in students who prefer to Google, copy, and paste? Academic quality in higher education can benefit/profit greatly from the embedded librarian approach to information literacy instruction, and this presentation will explore the possibilities. Not all instances of embedded librarianship are created equally, and this presentation explains several different models, in addition to discussing how collaborative relationships between departments and librarians may improve student research. Experience with embedded librarianship in a beginning speech communication course is explored.