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NSG370 Students

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I am delighted to be working with you on Tuesday, September 19 in Kimball 113.

I have developed a course support page for you.

We’ll talk about some research strategies for your Future Trends paper and I hope you walk away with some helpful library research tips.

See you soon!

Welcome to UB!

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To our new and returning School of Nursing students – Welcome and we are glad you are here!

To make your library research life easier, I have put together a list of high priority links.  You will find most on our Health Sciences Library page, but feel free to bookmark the permalink above to get you back to this entry.  It might be handy as the semester goes on. Remember, I am here to help.

Biomedical Databases


Does UB have the Full-text Electronic Journal I am looking for?

Download a copy of EndNote

Do a UB Libraries “Google-like” search

HUBNET: clinically-oriented Resources and Tools

Dissertations at UB and Dissertations Beyond UB

Set up Google Scholar for UB Full text Off-network

What’s the Difference between MEDLINE and PubMed?

Research Reporting Guidelines

Joanna Briggs Institute Levels of Evidence

Beall’s List – Predatory/Deceptive Open Access Publishing

Ask A Librarian or

Nurses are Key

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Nurses are Key to Hospital Success – we knew it!  Read more about the study.

EndNote – How to show ALL authors in your reference list

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Here’s how to change EndNote to show all authors and not “et al” in the reference list as is required with NIH submissions.

Please note that you can download the following output styles from Vancouver – NIH and NIH (Grant Format).

Nurses often use APA style. so that’s what I use for the following.   You can also choose the style Author-Date instead of APA and follow the same steps.

Open EndNote
Make sure APA 6th is in your favorites style list. You can place it there if it isn’t by doing this:
Edit, Output Styles, Open Style Manager, check APA 6th and close window. Now using Edit, Output Styles, make sure APA 6th is checked as your style of choice.

Now edit this style to show all authors in the reference list:
Edit, Output Styles, edit APA 6th, and a dialog box opens
Under Bibliography, click Author Lists, select List all author names, close and save – say yes to changes, which leads to the option of entering a new name (e.g., APA 6th NIH), and save.

Now place the newly edited style in your favorites list:
Edit, Output Styles, Open Style Manager, check APA 6th NIH and close window. Now using Edit, Output Styles, make sure APA 6th NIH is checked as your style of choice. EndNote will now use this style to format your bibliography. You may need to go into your Word manuscript and choose under the EndNote tab Update Citations and Bibliography.

Finding Impact Factors & Nursing Journals

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Looking for impact factors for nursing journals? ISI’s Journal Citation Reports provides a quick way to see the impact factors for over 100 nursing titles at a glance.

Here’s how:
1. Access the Journal Citation Reports database

2. Choose JCR Science Edition for the latest year available

3. View a group of journals by subject category and submit

4. Select Nursing and View Journal Data (you can sort by Journal Title for an alphabetical list or Impact Factor for a ranked list) and submit

The Impact Factor and other data are listed

Please note that the ISI databases now include 107 nursing journals.

You may also search for individual journals instead of a group of journals in step 3.

Choosing JCR Social Science Edition in step 2 gives you 105 journals. Not included in the Social Science Edition listing are these 4 journals: American Journal of Critical CareBiological Research for NursingHeart & Lung, and Journal of Human Lactation

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