The “Best Practices of Biomedical Research: Improving Reproducibility and Transparency of Preclinical Research” conference, held June 9-10, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland, can now be viewed on the NIH VideoCasting site
UB’s Dr. Lally shares some personal and professional insights into earning a PhD in nursing and the impact of nurse scientists on patient care.
View an informative 13 minute CBC piece at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SImj1iRMwgM&feature=youtu.be
If you have heard me mention librarian Jeffrey Beall, who maintains the Scholarly Open Access site (https://scholarlyoa.com/), find him at 7:32!
Freely available to read:
Pablo Alonso-Coello et al. GRADE Evidence to Decision (EtD) frameworks: a systematic and transparent approach to making well informed healthcare choices. 2: Clinical practice guidelines BMJ 2016; 353 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2089 (Published 30 June 2016)
The GRADE working group has developed Evidence to Decision (EtD) frameworks for different types of decisions and recommendations.
Evidence to Decision (EtD) frameworks help groups of people use evidence in a structured and transparent way to inform decisions in the context of clinical recommendations, coverage decisions, and health system or public health recommendations and decisions.
The article authors describe EtD frameworks for clinical practice recommendations.
This is just a reminder that not all of our books are in the catalog!
We have a huge collection of e-books that we get through a package subscription – the Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection at http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/pdp/index.asp?ID=517
We originally thought we would be able to load these into our catalog, but it wasn’t possible. You can only find them through the everything search at http://library.buffalo.edu/
or using the e-journals tab and limiting to e-books. It is an unfortunate situation, but it is the best that our current library catalog can manage.
So please remember to take that extra step if you can’t find a book in the catalog!
I compiled more information about what you are searching when using Clinical eCompanion at http://ecompanion.pitt.edu/
Now available – the most current journal impact factors in JCI
The new release provides 2015 data (2016 data will be made available in the 2017 release).
Several Nursing Journals are receiving their first impact factor – browse the list.
Here’s my previous posting on using JCI to find impact factors of nursing journals.
Clinical eCompanion is a point-of-care tool for primary care clinicians, especially those without access to subscription databases.
The website searches multiple, free resources at once. Any provider can find patient handouts in multiple languages, clinical practice guidelines, drug interactions, ICD 10 codes, and other essential point of care information without relying on Google or other time consuming search techniques.
Clinical eCompanion was developed by librarians at the University of Pittsburgh’s Health Sciences Library System, over the course of three National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region-funded projects that demonstrated the feasibility, usability and validity of the system. The site is now managed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (MAR).
You are invited to take a free 1 hour Clinical eCompanion webinar on June 14th from 12 Noon to 1 pm courtesy of MAR.
Let me know what you think!
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 that follows to get you back to this entry. It might be handy as the semester goes on. Remember, I am here to help.
PubMed Tutorial for Nurses
Learn or enhance your searching skills. You will be glad you did.
Does UB have the Full-text Electronic Journal I am looking for?
Check our robust list by Journal Title
Document delivery and interlibrary loan – Fast, Free, with Electronic delivery for most items
HUBNET: clinically-oriented Resources and Tools
Be sure to look at the robust list of electronic books
Also try Resources by Subject
Remote Access to Library Resources
Make sure you can access our resources from home – troubleshooting help
We have a free scanner!
DNP Capstone Projects
Currently bound paper copies of the capstone projects are held in the School of Nursing’s Student Services and an electronic copy is kept on the School of Nursing’s Sharepoint system. Consider placing them in the UB Institutional Repository
26 Guidelines at a Glance on Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing
AJN 2015 Book of the Year with a timely title
Postcards of Nursing Digital Gallery
The Zwerdling Postcard Collection will make you smile
For new and potential writers in Nursing – Check out this open course “Writing for Professional Journals.”
Patricia Gonce Morton, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Utah College of Nursing Dean, authored the content as part of a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) while participating in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow program.
The course content includes twelve modules, listed below. Each module has accompanying video instruction, PowerPoint slides, reflection assignments, activity log workbook assignments, and suggested reading lists.
Module 1 – Course Orientation
Module 2 – Facing Excuses: Why We Don’t Write for a Professional Journal
Module 3 – Understanding the Journal Publishing Process
Module 4 – Getting Started: Writing Strategies
Module 5 – Selecting and Focusing a Topic for Publication
Module 6 – Preparing the Outline and Choosing the Manuscript Format
Module 7 – Picking a Journal for the Manuscript
Module 8 – Determining Authorship and Writing a Query Letter
Module 9 – Making Time to Write and Avoiding Writer’s Block
Module 10 – Writing the First Draft and Submitting to the Editor
Module 11 – Responding to Feedback from the Editor
Module 12 – Reviewing Manuscripts for Publication