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Welcome new DNP students!
May 16th, 2013
ABS NUR370 Students
May 13th, 2013
These videos are downstairs in the Health Sciences Library for viewing now in the Digital Media Resources Center:
Nurse: If Florence Could See Us Now
The third video is forthcoming. They will show up on the Course Reserve listing Friday, May 17. The system will switch from Spring to Summer course listings then. Apologies for the inconvenience!
PsycTESTS – new resource!
May 13th, 2013
PsycTESTS® is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. It is published by the American Psychological Association (APA), and is intended to serve as a repository for the full text of unpublished tests and measures. APA notes it was created in response to requests for help in finding useful measures.
For detailed information about this resource from the APA folks themselves, visit:
Library Skills Workbook
May 3rd, 2013
You can find the Library Skills Workbook at http://library.buffalo.edu/help/instructional/libraryskillsworkbook.html
Please note that there is a Health Sciences version and it also qualifies for your requirement and is fashioned with you in mind!
May 3rd, 2013
Have you heard of article-level metrics? This is an emerging approach to complement existing metrics, such as journal impact factors. SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has put together an excellent primer that is definitely worth a read.
Find Article-Level Metrics: A SPARC Primer here.
Twitter Journal Club
May 3rd, 2013
What? A journal club with postings limited to 140 characters? Concise & succinct…or…. impossible? You be the judge!
Here’s what they say:
“Evidence-Based Nursing is helping nurses use evidence in practice. Part of this strategy is the EBN Twitter Journal Club. The club runs like other journal discussion groups, except that the article and questions are posted on this blog and the discussion about the article happens on Twitter!
The #ebnjc offers a great opportunity for nurses to discuss research articles related to practice. A new article, with a specific practice focus and accompanying discussion questions, is posted regularly. Specific dates are posted for discussion to occur on Twitter at #ebnjc. Discussions are asynchronous and run from Thursday to Monday. This allows for people across the world, in a variety of time zones, to participate. Twitter discussions are archived so that you will be able to review them at any time.”
“Research Made Simple” short articles
May 1st, 2013
The Evidence-Based Nursing journal offers several succinct articles on several key research concepts in their Research Made Simple series.
Just released – 2 Health Workforce Reports
April 30th, 2013
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) National Center for Health Workforce Analysis has just released two reports:
The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education presents data on the supply, distribution, and education/pipeline of the U.S. nursing workforce. Data and information are incorporated from various sources covering both the registered nurse and licensed practical/vocational nurse workforces. For more information and to download the report, see: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/nursingworkforce/index.html.
The Compendium of Federal Data Sources to Support Health Workforce Analysis summarizes 19 federal data sources that can be used to support health workforce analysis. The Compendium is designed to help those interested in the health workforce understand how these sources (many of which were not established specifically to collect health workforce data) could be used for health workforce analysis. The Compendium can be downloaded at: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/compendiumfederaldatasources.pdf.
Nursing Students: Going Beyond Google
April 23rd, 2013
Tips on Google, Google Scholar, and how to use PubMed & MeSH – a prezi presentation:
(My thanks to my colleague, Liz)
Nursing Reference Center
a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals More Info
As the gold standard in nursing research, CINAHL provides comprehensive coverage of journal literature in the nursing and allied health fields. More Info
Extremely comprehensive, MEDLINE is the leading resource for locating biomedical journal articles. It contains significant nursing and nursing-related research and complements CINAHL. More Info
Scientific, medical & technical-related research; full-text emphasis is biomedical, nursing, and psychology-related research. More Info
Provides full-text article and topic reviews. EBMR is an excellent source for evidence based nursing research. More Info
Comprehensively covering the professional and scholarly literature in psychology and psychiatry, PsycINFO is useful for behavioral-related research applicable to nursing. More Info
This multidisciplinary resource searches several top tier nursing journals. It allows searching of journal articles that cite an author or work, thus, fast-forwarding your research. More Info
Allied & Complementary Medicine (AMED)
This resource searches a selection of journals in complementary or "alternative" medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine. More Info
Covers the effects, use, and administration of all current, potential and experimental drugs, side effects, manufacturers, and trade names of approved and prospective drugs. More Info
Provides access to information on evaluation and measurement tools used in the health sciences. More Info
Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare scholarly journals in all areas of the sciences and social sciences. Results can be used to determine which journals are the most important and influential in their respective disciplines. More Info
A collection of full-text journals in the medical and health-related fields. More Info
Contains up-to-date drug information, dosage information, natural product information and drug toxicology information.
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. Includes links to some full-text documents. More Info
Cataloging / finding aid of tools used by UB School of Nursing Faculty in their research endeavors. Items may be browsed ON-SITE only in the Center for Nursing Research. Items are not digitized due to copyright restrictions. More Info
Health sciences books content with browsable nursing library. More Info
Provides full-text access to several journals in nursing. More Info
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A searchable version of the Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health is contained in this resource. More Info
Provides a multitude of online reference textbooks in medicine and related fields.
A well known standard medical compendium first published in 1899. More Info
Designed to provide practical, concise information needed at the point of care, UpToDate provides evidence-based answers to commonly asked questions in clinical practice.
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