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NUR 304: Nursing Concepts

Fall 2011
Research Help

Here are some useful resources for your nursing research. You have an open invitation to visit the reference desk (main floor of the library) or e-mail a librarian (Anna Hulseberg, ahulsebe@gustavus.edu) for help with your research. Just ask!

Personnel:
Professor: Heidi Meyer hmeyer2@gustavus.edu
Librarian: Anna Hulseberg ahulsebe@gac.edu


Table of Contents:

Finding Articles & Evidence-Based Care Information & Statistics
Databases for articles and other materials offer references to publications that may or may not be in this library; some databases offer full text of articles and others simply citations. There are in-depth databases that cover publications in a particular field and others that are interdisciplinary. You can access databases from a drop-down list on the library's main page.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing)
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rzh

    Provides indexing for over 3,800 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health dating back to 1937; includes full text for more than 750 of those journals. Also includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets.
  • Cochrane Library
    http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/

    The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Methodology Register, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessment Database, NHS Economic Evaluation Database, and About the Cochrane Collaboration Database. Note: This subscription allows for one user at a time, and access from on campus only.
  • Alt HealthWatch
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=awh

    This database focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles for more than 180 international journals and reports. Also includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hch

    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • Journals@OVID
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://gateway.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&MODE=ovid&PAGE=main&D=ovft&NEWS=n

    Search over 800 scientific, technical and medical journals from over 60 different publishers. Includes full text coverage of 14 nursing journals.
  • PubMed
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?otool=mngaclib

    The primary source for scholarly information in the health sciences. This database is provided by the National Library of Medicine and indexes scholarly literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Many links to full text are included for articles older than six months. Most of this database may also be searched in the ProQuest interface as MEDLINE.
  • PubMed Central
    http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/

    Free full text scholarly journal archive of literature in the life and health sciences, managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Finding Journals
  • Journal Locator
    http://gac.liblink.umn.edu/gac/az

    Find out if we subscribe to a particular journal, either online or in print. If the journal is not available in print or full text at Gustavus, you may request copies of articles through Interlibrary Loan.
Citing Your Sources
http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/Documentation.html

This page includes basic models for MLA, APA, and Chicago citations as well as a link to a more detailed online guide and sample papers. If you're confused about whether you should cite a source or not, take a look at this explanation of plagiarism from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).

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