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Home Health Conference

Home Health Innovations:  Bridging Practice and Research.  This event is supported by a 3E project which includes Nursing, Public Health, Engineering, Computer Science, and Architecture.  The keynotes, topics and breakouts touch upon nearly all of our research interests, as technology and informatics expands to improve all areas of nursing and healthcare practice.  I enthusiastically welcome you to register by following the directions on the attached form or at the website:

OT 346 4/1/14 class notes

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1. To edit the spacing, font, etc. for EndNote formatted documents, after you’ve added your bibliography, look on the EndNote toolbar in the Word document, find “bibliography,” to the right of it is a dropdown.

Now click the layout tab. Under “line spacing,” click the dropdown to double. Click ok. You may need to click “Update Citations and Bibliography” to get the changes to show.

2. How to deal with capitalization in EndNote for APA. In EndNote, you’ll see a style listed on the left-hand side. Change this to the style you want. If you don’t see the style listed, one of your options should be select another style.

For example, let’s pick APA 6th-Annotated

Edit –> output style manager –> edit APA 6th-Annotated
on the left: under Bibliography, choose title capitalization, pick sentence style
under Footnotes, do the same

Click the X and you will be prompted to save
Agree and then I would suggest saving as a copy.

Now change the style to APA 6th–Annotated Copy and you are good to go!

Creating an Annotated Bibliography using EndNote

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To do an annotated bibliography in EndNote:


In EndNote –>change style to APA 6th Annotated

Select your references (ctrl to pick selected references or ctrl a if you want all of them)

From edit menu –> copy formatted

Open Word


Add in your annotations

Change font, spacing as needed


Note: this takes out the endnote coding so you could make edits to the citation in Word if you need to.

OT 346 Class Notes

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If you’re like most people, you work off of different computers. Perhaps you use the ones in our library or in a lab or maybe you go between a laptop or a desktop.

One of the most common questions we get about using EndNote concerns the best way to access your library among these different devices.

Enter EndNote Online, once you’ve downloaded the software and created your library, go to Edit –> Preferences –> Sync.

If you’re doing this for the first time, click “enable sync,” you’ll be prompted to sign up.

You can download plugins for your browser off of the EndNote Online site and you can save your references there.

This 13 minute video explains the process in more detail:

For those of you who want to continue using EndNote post-graduation, EndNote assures us they do not delete your accounts or your data. However, you’ll need to keep your email address. You can do this by filling out this form within 180 days of your graduation.

CHB 500 Resources

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  • Either go in through the Health Sciences Library page or directly through this link to ensure easier access to full text.
  • Clinical Queries – center column from the PubMed page will allow you to search directly for randomized controlled trials (under the Clinical Study Category) and systematic reviews
  • Limits for PubMed are on the left


  • Again, you can go in through the Health Sciences Library page or directly through this link
  • No easy way to limit to evidence-based practice articles
  • Limit to scholarly/peer-reviewed
  • Limits are on the left

Academic Search Complete

  • Direct link is here or you can find by going through the Databases by Title page
  • Multidisciplinary coverage – as with PsycInfo, there is no easy way to limit to evidence-based materials
  • Limit to scholarly/peer-reviewed
  • Limits are on the left

Web of Science

  • Available through the Health Sciences Library site or also directly here
  • Multidisciplinary coverage – again no clear way to limit to evidence-based articles
  • Can search by topic
  • Can also find a key paper, see its references directly and also to see the articles that have cited the original article since it was published

Journal Citation Reports

  • Direct link is here
  • Database allows you to look at overall rankings of journals
  • Can look up a journal by title or look at journals within discipline groupings
  • Impact factors for journals

Delivery +

  • Free service allowing you to request articles, books, and materials from other libraries
  • Link to sign up for the account is here

Finding local or regional articles

  • Some of the databases allow you search on geographic terms. For instance in PubMed, you could search on country, region, etc.
  • There may be some regional, but non-peer-reviewed articles in Academic Search Complete or PsycInfo
  • Newspaper articles are another possibility. This guide links to some of the many databases we have for news sources


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You Want to Publish? We Want to Help!

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The University Libraries are interested in helping you navigate the changing landscape in scholarly publishing.

Issues affecting scholarly input include:

Open Access

  • Scholarly Impact & Metrics
  • Online Books
  • Data Management
  • Preserving Your Scholarship
  • Authors’ Rights/Copyright
  • Citation Management

Visit . The tabs at the top might be illuminating for you.

My colleagues and I are always happy to help provide further information in a format you can use – brown bag, print, workshop…

Paper or plastic?

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NPR did a piece earlier this week about a study that found when school children paid for their cafeteria lunches with debit cards, they were more likely to purchase cookies or candy. Those paying cash tended to buy more fruits and vegetables.

The study was published in Obesity by Just and Wansink. If you access it through PubMed at this link, you will be able to get to the full text.

Read the piece at NPR here or listen to it here.