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  1. Introduction to literature searching Nursing October 2014
  2. Today we are going to cover... • Finding the evidence • Searching effectively for journal articles • Evaluating information for your assignments
  3. Evidence Exercise 1 - Discuss in pairs • What is “evidence”? • Can you think of some situations where evidence would be useful in healthcare practice? Why?
  4. What Is Evidence? “Information or signs indicating whether something is true or valid” Compact Oxford Dictionary for Students (2006) You will need to provide appropriate evidence to support any claims or arguments made in your assignments
  5. Evidence-Based Practice “…involves the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care…” Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: a guide to best practice (2005)
  6. Where’s the evidence? • Guidelines for practice, e.g. NICE clinical guidelines are based on research evidence from specialist resources • High quality, peer-reviewed research in journal articles • Articles can be found using specialist subject databases
  7. Today we’re going to search for literature on... Culture and professional practice What are the important concepts in your learning log topic? Are there other terms for the same ideas?
  8. Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library Remember this from Essential Library Skills?
  9. Library Subject Guides
  10. Exercise 3 • Use InterNurse and Summon to search for articles on culture and professional practice • Remember to try other related keywords too
  11. Evaluating what you’ve found Is it what you need and is it trustworthy? What criteria would you use to assess the relevance and quality of the information?
  12. The C A R P test
  13. C A R P • Currency - How old is the information? When was it last updated? • Authority - Who is the author / site creator? What is their background? Is the article published in a scholarly/peer reviewed journal? • Relevance - Is this what I need? Will it answer my question? Is it at the right level? • Purpose - What is the purpose of the information e.g. financial gain, propaganda, academic, etc.
  14. Exercise 4 • Work in groups • 5 resources and evaluation sheet • For each resource, decide as a group if it meets the criteria. • No need to read the whole thing!
  15. Referencing • Is very important • Acknowledges other people’s work (avoids plagiarism) • Shows you’ve read around the subject • Supports your discussion and arguments • Gets you better marks! • Enables others to find your references
  16. Referencing – style guide
  17. What we’ve covered • Using evidence based resources • Searching effectively for journal articles • Critically evaluating information • Any questions?
  18. Need help? • Librarians in the StudyHub (1st floor) during core hours Monday - Friday • Ask a Librarian • Nursing Library Subject Guide

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  1. Why is research important in health care? EBP = use of research evidence in practice.
  2. Link goes to NICE guidance on infection control (CG139) “Reputable” sources
  3. What is the impact of culture on your professional practice? You are required to explore the concepts of culture and professionalism & demonstrate an understanding of culturally responsive and culturally competent practice
  4. Point out: The Nursing Guide The sorts of information provided – today’s training materials (will be under 1st year) Contact details
  5. Summon covers more than just nursing so use refining options, may need Nurs* as keyword. “Culture” – lots of results about organisational/professional culture, blood cultures etc. Try alternatives – cultur*, cultural awareness/sensitivity, diversity, culturally responsive/appropriate care, transcultural, cultural competence etc InterNurse – advanced search options for more focused results. Summon - International coverage – may need to search for UK/ England/NHS etc as keyword Can also try Interprofessional Working for differences and similarities in culture of health professionals.
  6. But is it any good? Get them to give you ideas – can record on flipchart Current Authoritative Objective – balanced, unbiased – what’s their intent? Etc Relevant – who is it aimed at? Level, Context e.g. UK/US
  7. Author can be organisation etc Also objectivity: Balanced view? Opposing views represented? References?
  8. Can also mention plagiarism/referencing guide...
  9. Mention that they can make appointments through LibGuide