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Library Research & Scholarly Sources, Part 1 - ENGL150 (Healthcare)
Transcript of Library Research & Scholarly Sources, Part 1 - ENGL150 (Healthcare)
The RGO Library & Learning Commons (LLC)
Library Research & Scholarly Sources, Part 1
How to Login
BVC + student ID
of phone number
How can nurses effectively educate their patients to make healthy lifestyle choices?
What are the main topics or concepts?
Make a "keyword chart"
Nurses (or Nursing)
Healthy lifestyle choices
Main Topics or Concepts
Synonyms & Related Terms
practical nurses (LPNs)
registered nurses (RNs)
healthy lifestyle choices
Short or no reference list
Lots of colour or pictures
Professional & opinion-based terminology:
continuing education (CE)
professional development (PD)
Improve search results
Search by field
What are Connectors?
one or both
Add asterisk to root (*) to find variations
10,000+ print books (includes textbooks)
35+ databases with thousands of journals, newspapers, images, animations & diagrams
8000+ DVDs & online streaming videos
"Received" and "accepted" dates
2) Author(s) is professional researcher/academic
3) Plain appearance (no advertising/pictures)
1) Specific and narrow focus
5) Advanced and complex language
Scientific format and structure
- Hypothesis or Objective
- Background or Literature Review
- Research method(s)
- Results or Findings
- Analysis, Discussion and/or Conclusion
4) Lengthy (at
5 pages) with many references
5 key characteristics:
How do you know an article is NOT scholarly and peer-reviewed?
Aim is to provide news, information and educated commentary to professionals in a particular industry
What is Peer Review?
Kelley Wadson, MA, MI
Librarian, RGO Library & Learning Commons
Office: N244 (2nd floor of library)
How scholars evaluate each other's work
Ensures only high quality research findings/analysis are published
"Peers" are practitioners, for the purpose of education
Develop research topic
Improve Search Results
Evaluate and Repeat
The Research Process
2) Find and identify scholarly, peer-reviewed articles for your research paper
Learn how to:
of peer-reviewed articles:
Why use the library (instead of Google)?
Retrieve results by "page rank"
Anyone can publish information on websites
Organized so results are retrieved fairly
Information has been reviewed before publication
"Open" web misses scholarly and subscription content
Subscription content specific to BVC courses/programs
In the LLC
Ask a library assistant at front desk
My office - N244
Tutorials on LLC website
APA Workshops (in Library Lab)
Monday, Feb. 2
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Friday, Feb. 6
9:30 - 11:00 am
11:30 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Library Search Tools
Collection of digital content in one or more formats and subjects
1) General, multi-subject
2) Subject-specific or format-specific
Search available resources
View location, place holds and renew print items
Save, organize, download, print, or email results
Electronic listing of (almost) all subscription AND open access resources (print + electronic)