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Library Research & Scholarly Sources, Part 1 - ENGL150 (Healthcare)

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Transcript of Library Research & Scholarly Sources, Part 1 - ENGL150 (Healthcare)

1) Search library resources (catalogue and databases)
Today's Goals
The RGO Library & Learning Commons (LLC)
Library Research & Scholarly Sources, Part 1
How to Login
Username =
Password =
BVC + student ID
i.e. BVC123456
Last
four digits
of phone number
Research question:
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)
Patient education
Healthy lifestyle choices
Main Topics or Concepts
Synonyms & Related Terms
nurses
(or nursing)
patient education
practical nurses (LPNs)
vocational nurses
registered nurses (RNs)
nursing practice
community nursing
nursing care
healthy lifestyle choices
teaching
communication
family education
nurse-patient relations
patient information
health education
health literacy
exercise
nutrition
diet
health behavior
behavior modification
patient decision-making
physical health
Short title
Broad focus
Simple language
Short or no reference list
Lots of colour or pictures
Advertising
Professional & opinion-based terminology:
continuing education (CE)
professional development (PD)
editorial
position paper
column
commentary
reply/response paper
interview
book review
viewpoint
news/update
conference paper
announcement
Improve search results
Add keywords
Use connectors
Use truncation
Search by field
Use limiters
What are Connectors?
NOT
=
exclude
a keyword
OR
=
one or both
keywords
AND
=
all
keywords
Truncation (*)
Add asterisk to root (*) to find variations

For example,
medi*
will find:
medical
medicine
medication
medicare
10,000+ print books (includes textbooks)

130,000+ e-books

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
least
5 pages) with many references
5 key characteristics:
Other clues...
Abstract
How do you know an article is NOT scholarly and peer-reviewed?
Trade/Professional Journals
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)
Email: kwadson@bowvalleycollege.ca

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
Choose Keywords
Improve Search Results
Evaluate and Repeat
The Research Process
2) Find and identify scholarly, peer-reviewed articles for your research paper
Learn how to:
These are
typical
of peer-reviewed articles:
Why use the library (instead of Google)?
Search Engines
Retrieve results by "page rank"
Anyone can publish information on websites
Library
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
Get help...
In the LLC
Ask a library assistant at front desk
My office - N244

Online...
Tutorials on LLC website
APA guide:
http://bowvalleycollege.libguides.com/apa-style
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
Catalogue
Databases
Collection of digital content in one or more formats and subjects

Two types:
1) General, multi-subject
2) Subject-specific or format-specific
Search available resources
Access full-text
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)
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