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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.
Nurses are Key to Hospital Success – we knew it! Read more about the study.
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 EndNote.com: 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.
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.
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.
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 Care, Biological Research for Nursing, Heart & Lung, and Journal of Human Lactation
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.
“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
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
Read the newly revised ANA Position Statement by the Professional Issues Panel on Nurse Fatigue: