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When Randi Stocker, librarian for Nursing, is not available, use the tabs at the top of this page. Through the tabs, you will find helpful information for finding articles, books, journals, reference materials, and more.
If you are experiencing difficulty connecting to a library resource, need assistance with Oncourse or Interlibrary Loan, contact the University Library Reference Desk in any of the following ways:
- In-person at the Information/Reference desk
- By phone : 317.274.0469 or toll free 1.888.422.0499
- By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By online chat: Ask a Librarian
- By text: (66746)
Or, if you need immediate advice about doing a literature search (M-F, 8:00-4:30 only), contact the Medical Library's Reference Librarians:
- 317-274-7482 (ask for a librarian)
If you would like to schedule a research help meeting with Randi Stocker or leave her a question, use her contact information on the right side of this page.
Library news for Nursing - Topics
Library News for IUPUI Nursing:
WELCOME TO THE IUPUI LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDE FOR NURSING.
New to this guide? "How to use this Guide"
- "Appraisal Tools" added to this guide (September 2012)
- "The Cochrane Library " September 15 upgrade (September 2012)
- "EndNote Help" added to this guide (September 2012)
- New tab added to this guide: "How to use this Guide" (August 2012)
- "Databases for Nursing" is new name for former "Articles & Databases" tab (August 2012)
- Randi Stocker's Literature Search Tools moved to "TOOLS & TUTORIALS" tab (August 2012)
- New tab added to this guide: "When you Have a Citation" (August 2012)
- v.3 of Randi Stocker's Literature Search Planning & Revision Tool now available (April 2012)
- Supplement the results of your CINAHL-Evidence-Based-Practice search (February 2012)
- MSN Orientation slides & search worksheet(s) available for download (August 2011)
- Want some additional background information about a Journal? (August 2011)
- Education & Information Technology digital Library (EdITLib) added to Finding Articles (August 2011)
- Joanna Briggs Institute website redesigned and more (March/April 2011)
- Library "Getting Started" handouts now available (Aug 2010)
- Oncourse Citation List is a great replacement for eShelf (spring 2010)
- APA 6th Edition (& corrections to 6th ed.) now available (fall 2009)
- Copyright info you can use (fall 2009)
Library news for Nursing - Blog
"Appraisal Tools" added to this guide (September 2012)
This guide's newest page, "Appraisal Tools", provides tools for anyone needing to appraise the quality of a health-related research study. This page provides links to Checklists, Reporting Guidelines, and some software freely available IUPUI faculty, staff, and students.
The search interface and functionality of the Cochrane Library, which includes such well known files as the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects - DARE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, were significantly enhanced on September 15. Further information and a tour of the new search interface are available from Wiley-Blackwell (or try http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/view/0/ccochnewsearch.html )
This guide's newest page, "EndNote Help", compiles useful information from the Medical Library, University Library, UITS, and EndNote.com. Topics include: EndNote support at IUPUI; Tutorials; Training materials; Training sessions; How to Download & Install; and Alternatives to EndNote
This guide's new page, "How to use this Guide", describes the purpose of each of the guides four sections and lists the contents of each of the guide's nine individual pages. Like the Home / News page, "How to use this Guide" also provides contact information for nursing librarian Randi Stocker, and lists other ways to get assistance when the nursing librarian is not available.
This guide's Articles & Databases page used to be extremely long. To improve navigation within the guide, some of the content has been moved to other pages (see below). Since all that remains in this page is the list(s) of library databases useful for Nursing Literature searches, the page and tab have been renamed: "Databases for Nursing".
To lessen the congestion on the "Articles & Databases" page, the following tools were moved to the "TOOLS & TUTORIALS for Literature Searching" page:
A new tab has been added to this guide, "When you Have a Citation". Topics include:
- "Obtaining the article (pdf)"
- "Tracking down newer articles that have cited it"
- "Information ABOUT" Specific Journals"
Some of this information formerly resided on the "Articles & Journals" page.
The newest version of Randi Stocker's tool, Literature Search Planning & Revision Tool - v3, is now available for download. The latest version should always be available from the Search Tools box located at the top of this guide's TOOLS & TUTORIALS for Literature Searching page.
There are a variety of reasons why a nursing article might appear first in another library database - so to do a more thorough search, add one or more of these library databases to your literature search:
CINAHL - General Search version – use the Advanced search screen (click the “Advanced” link, located just below the search input box) to do a keyword search: http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rzh
Ovid Nursing Database (found at the bottom of Ovid’s database menu): http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://gateway.ovid.com/autologin.html
Try one of the more limited nursing collections from a different search provider such as:
- Nursing Resource Center (Gale): http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/iulib_iupui?db=NRC
- Nursing & Allied Health Source (Proquest): http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/iulib_iupui?db=PPNU
Search a broad biomedical database such as:
- Ovid Medline: http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://gateway.ovid.com/autologin.html
- PubMed: https://proxy.medlib.iupui.edu/login?url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?holding=iusomlib
- Embase: http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://www.embase.com
Use Ovid Healthstar – when the topic is of interest to Nursing Administration: http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://gateway.ovid.com/autologin.html
Use Web of Science: http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=http://isiknowledge.com/wos
The Search Planning worksheet along with a demo planning worksheet with a sample search inserted are available for download.
The powerpoint files are too large to be loaded and will need to be divided up into smaller files. They should be available by Friday, August 19 .
See the new box, "Information ABOUT specific Journals" located in the left-hand column of this guide's ARTICLES & JOURNALS page. This new box includes links to Cabell's Directories (covering selected journals in Nursing, Health Administration, Education, & Psychology), Journal Citation Reports-JCR (official source for journal Impact Factors), and Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.
The EdITLib Digital Library covers research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning. It is sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and has over 22,000 peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers. It was added to two sections of the Nursing Databases list: "Education Databases" and "Technology">"Computer & Information Science Databases".
The Joanna Briggs Institute website has been totally redesigned. It uses a new graphical apparoach which takes a couple of minutes to get used to, but which is quite user-friendly. Some of the features of the new design include:
- A comprehensive 'Directory’ located at the top of the site (just click on the red pebble to learn more)
- Cleaner navigation (simply click on the relevant piece of the model or via the list in the left hand navigation bar)
- New language translation feature (top right corner of screen)
Advanced searching capabilities (top left corner of screen)
Descriptions of the various tools, products, and services are much clearer than before
Find out ‘what’s new’ by following JBI on Facebook or Twitter - use the link on the right-hand side of the JBI home page
Brief IUPUI library information for new students, faculty, and staff can be found in these colorful one-page handouts:
Accessing IUPUI Library Resources & Assistance (quick preview of the other handouts)
Connecting to IUPUI Library Resources (link a new laptop to IU Secure; instal & using VPN)
Locating Articles Using IUPUI Library Resources (Univ. & Medical library websites; Library Nursing page)
Improving Your Library Database Searching (tutorials; meet with a librarian; plan your search)
Requesting Articles Not Available at IUPUI (Interlibrary Loan: from Find It & from library websites)
Citation Lists reside in Oncourse Resources and the resulting links can easily be edited or deleted. The lists can be rolled over into newer versions of the course, and can be edited by other instructors. The resulting citation lists contain links for retrieving the full text or physical location of the information. Copies of these citation lists can be attached to other items (e.g., assignments, forum postings, calendar items) within your Oncourse worksite. Citations can be added from MetaSearch, Google Scholar, or typed in directly.
Aids for creating Oncourse Citation Lists can be found at: Citation List -- Course Readings links in Oncourse Resources (http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/research/oncourse/citationlist)
APA 6th Edition now available (last updated Sept 2011)
Some useful resources for faculty, staff, and students include summaries of the changes, brief guides to the 6th edition, and tutorials for learning APA Style.
Good guides to APA 6th Edition
- APA Formatting and Style Guide - from Purdue OWL (covers all areas of APA style) - printing link at the bottom of each screen
APA Citation Examples - University of Maryland University College
APA 6th Edition: Selected Guide to Citing Resources - from Wake Forest University - 5 page guide
- Citing Sources Using APA Manual (6th ed.) - from Nova Southeastern University - 20 page pdf
"APA Documentation Style, Sixth Edition" - from IUPUI Writing Center - 6 page pdf
Useful resources for teaching others APA Style 6th Edition
APA PowerPoint Slide Presentation - From Purdue OWL
APA Style Workshop - from Purdue OWL (tutorial)
APA Reference Formatting: 6th Edition from IUPUI (tutorial)
APA Style (6th Edition) -- Library Guide - from Nova Southeastern University (series of in-depth tutorials)
The Basics of APA Style - from APA (tutorial)
APA Style - FAQ - from APA
Corrections to July 2009 printing of APA 6th edition
Changes from the 5th edition (summaries from the APA)
What's New in the Sixth Edition (tutorial),
Items that are in compliance with current Copyright law may be uploaded into Oncourse Resources to make them available to students. To determine whether a given item is in compliance, see Some Copyright Information for Instructors using Oncourse at IUPUI