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Happy Nurses’ Week!

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Celebrate National Nurse’s Week, May 6-12, 2015!  Take a moment to treat yourself to some stories featuring several members of the UB Community as they share how nurses have affected their lives.

Thank you , nurses.

Research Reporting Guidelines

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“Guidelines inform the underlying structure, or skeleton, of a sturdy research report that reviewers can respect and users can lean on. Authors provide the flesh on the bones, by conveying in clear and accessible language the human importance and emotional weight of a research problem, the real-life context and contingencies that shaped the procedures, and the insights that underpinned clinically-informed interpretation. Quality of research is an appraisal informed by researchers’ and readers’ appreciation of the research context. Clear documentation of research methods is essential to that determination.” 

Margaret H. Kearney, p. 86-87 (2014) in Hoping for a TREND toward PRISMA: The Variety and Value of Research Reporting Guidelines. Research in Nursing and Health, 37, 85-87. HSL subscribes to this journal.

I recommend her concise article. Kearney outlines excellent guidelines that are valuable for providing clarity concerning scientific research rigor.

Do you know about these?

CHERRIES - Checklist for Reporting Results of Internet E-Surveys

COREQ - Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research: A 32-item Checklist for Interviews and Focus Groups

TREND -  Transparent Reporting of Evaluations with Nonrandomized Designs

SQUIRE - Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence

CONSORT - Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials

CONSORT-SPI  – CONSORT-SPI: A CONSORT Extension for Social and Psychological Interventions (under development)

STROBE - STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology

PRISMA - Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

MOOSE - Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology


A little reading

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Nurses: Need some Spring Break reading?  Find the full-text in our Ejournal collection:

Broome, M. E. (2014). Open access publishing: A disruptive innovation. Nursing Outlook, 62(2), 69-71. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.02.004

Conn, V. S., & Coon Sells, T. G. (2014). Is It Time to Write a Review Article? Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(4), 435-439. doi: 10.1177/0193945913519060

Henly, S. J. (2013). Use Progress in Psychometrics to Advance Nursing Science. Nursing Research, 62(3), 147-148. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e318294b509

Henly, S. J. (2014). Finding the Right Journal to Disseminate Your Research. Nursing Research, 63(6), 387-387. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000066

Kearney, M. H. (2014). Hoping for a TREND toward PRISMA: The Variety and Value of Research Reporting Guidelines. Research in Nursing & Health, 37(2), 85-87. doi: 10.1002/nur.21591

140 Calculators in UpToDate

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UpToDate includes more than 140 interactive medical calculators that allow you to enter the values in commonly used formulas to obtain numerical data.

Explore the Calculator topics by searching for the term “calculators” in UpToDate.

Find UpToDate in HUBNET (on-site access only – no remote access)

Nursing e-Repository

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Nurses – do you know about the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository?

This open-access digital academic and clinical scholarship service is solely dedicated to sharing works created by nurses. The repository offers full text search retrieval, and includes dissertations, theses, study reports, conference papers, committee reports, faculty-created learning objects, presentation slides, conference papers, and pre- and post-print journal articles, as well as more than 38,000 study and conference abstracts.

Nurses – you are invited to submit research-related or evidence-based practice work authored by a single nurse, multiple nurses, or a collaborative group that includes a nurse. There is no fee to submit, and authors retain copyright to their materials, maintaining control of their work via a self-archiving mechanism.

The Health Sciences Library also provides a link to the Henderson Repository in our list of Biomedical Databases