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Title: Searching for Nursing Concepts


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Searching for Nursing Concepts
Health Sciences Library
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Description
  • This module introduces searching techniques to
    research Nursing Concepts using Library resources
  • Note this course has 32 slides and should take
    20-30 minutes to complete.
  • Last Reviewed 05/2009

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Objectives
  • Upon completion of this module, the participant
    will
  • Understand what steps are involved in researching
    a nursing concept.
  • Understand how to search for nursing concepts in
    Cinahl.
  • Understand how to search for nursing concepts in
    non-biomedical databases.

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Steps in researching Concepts
Steps in Researching Concepts
  • To get a complete understanding of a Nursing
    Concept you should
  • 1. Look up your concept in dictionaries and
    encyclopedias
  • 2. Search your concept in Pegasus (Loyola
    Libraries Online Catalog)
  • Search your concept in Cinahl to find nursing
    articles
  • 4. Search your concept in other disciplines

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Look up your concept in dictionaries
encyclopedias
Dictionaries Encyclopedias
  • Look up your concept in dictionaries from various
    disciplines (philosophy, psychology,
    sociology,etc.)
  • Look up your concept in encyclopedias from
    various disciplines

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Look up your concept in dictionaries
encyclopedias
Dictionaries Encyclopedias
  • The Health Sciences Library has many dictionaries
    and encyclopedias for various disciplines.
  • See the following section on searching the online
    catalog Pegasus for tips in finding these works
    in the library.

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Search Pegasus
Searching Pegasus
  • Search the online catalog, Pegasus, to identify
    resources available at all Loyola Libraries.
  • Pegasus can be searched on campus or at home.
    Direct link is http//pegasus.luc.edu

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Search Pegasus
Searching Pegasus
  • Example Find Psychology dictionaries
  • Click on Advanced Search, enter search criteria
    and click on search

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Search Pegasus
Searching Pegasus
  • Two results found
  • The dictionary of psychology by R. Corsini. H.S.
    Stacks (Health Sciences Library)
  • The concise dictionary of psychology by D. Statt.
    (H. S. Reference)

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Search Pegasus
Searching Pegasus
  • Example Find books that have HOPE in the title
  • Click on Advanced Search, enter search criteria
    note use drop down box to change search
    parameters and click on search

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Search Pegasus
Searching Pegasus
  • Two of the results found
  • The Anatomy of hope how people prevail in the
    face of illness by J. Groopman. (Cudahy Main
    Stacks)
  • Fighting for our future how young women find
    strength, hope and courage while taking control
    of breast cancer by B. Murphy. H.S. Stacks
    (Health Sciences Library)
  • Ask a reference librarian for more information on
    searching Pegasus.

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Searching for Concepts in Cinahl
Searching for Concepts in Cinahl
  • Cinahl Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied
    Health Literature is an excellent resource for
    searching a nursing concept.
  • Cinahl can be accessed through the library
    homepage http//library.luhs.org.

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Searching for Concepts in Cinahl
  • You will find a link to CINAHL in the Quick Links
    on the Health Sciences Librarys home page at
    http//library.luhs.org

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Searching for Concepts in Cinahl
The following example will demonstrate how to
search the Cinahl database for citations on the
concept of hope. Step 1 search for papers
about hope Step 2 search for papers about
concepts Step 3 Combine the results for hope
concepts Step 4 Refine search
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Searching for Concepts in Cinahl
  • Step 1 Search for papers about hope
  • Type your topic which is HOPE in the keyword
    box and click on Browse.

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Searching for Concepts in Cinahl
  • Select appropriate heading by checking the box in
    front of the term check boxes for Explode to
    maximize the retrieval for this term (if
    available) click on Search Database

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Searching for Concepts in Cinahl
  • Step 2 Search for papers about concepts
  • Choose the tab Cinahl Headings to enter the
    second part of your search.

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Concept Subject Headings
  • There are four subject headings in Cinahl that
    help in searching for concepts
  • Concept formation
  • Concept analysis
  • Concept mapping
  • Conceptual framework
  • The following slides will show how to use these
    headings in a search.

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Concept Subject Headings
  • Type the word CONCEPT in the search box, and
    click Browse

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Concept Subject Headings
  • Choose the 3 subject headings and click Search
    Database

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Concept Subject Headings
  • Repeat the steps in the previous two slides to
    find the 4th concept subject heading, Conceptual
    Framework.
  • In the search box, type the word CONCEPTUAL

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Combining Terms
  • Step 3 Combining Terms
  • Before you can combine your separate search
    queries into one, you need to clear the search
    box.

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Combining Terms
  • Step 3 Combining Terms
  • With the search box clear, you can then combine
    the results for the two concept searches with
    an OR by clicking on the boxes in front of the
    search statements and clicking on Search with
    OR.

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Combining Terms
Step 3 Combining terms Click Clear again and
then combine the results for hope the
concepts headings by clicking on the box
Search with AND
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Viewing Results
The results will show in the bottom half of the
screen
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Access to Full Text Articles
When browsing the results, click on PDF Full Text
to open the electronic article.
The results will show in the bottom half of the
screen
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Using Limits in Cinahl
  • Step 4 Refine search
  • To refine or narrow your results click on Revise
    Search to the left of the Search statement and
    choose the limits needed.

Partial screen print of the refine search options
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Additional Tips for Searching Cinahl
  • For further information on searching Cinahl,
    refer to the Cinahl Tutorial found on the library
    website.
  • Go to http//library.luhs.org
  • Click on Resources for
  • Click on Nursing
  • You will find the Cinahl tutorial, as well as
    other useful guides and tutorials.

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Searching in other databases
  • Try searching your concept in these other
    databases available through Ovid
  • Medline
  • AMED (Allied Complementary Medicine)
  • PsychInfo

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Non-biomedical databases
  • To search non-biomedical databases, go to the
    library webpage http//library.luhs.org and click
    on Electronic Resources gt Databases

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Non-biomedical databases
Here is a partial list of the databases available
through the Health Sciences Library. For
information about a database, click here To
access a database, click on the database name.
On the next screen, click on the link
Alphabetical list of databases which leads to
the following listing
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Conclusion
  • If you need help finding information on your
    concept, contact a Research Services Librarian at
    (708) 216-9192 or email researchservices_at_lumc.edu.
  • You can ask the librarian to do a literature
    search for you or request an appointment.
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