RefWorks and PubMed workshops next week!

RefWorks

Tuesday, March 20  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM  

Designed for the more serious scholar, this APA & MLA citation service includes RefShare for group collaboration, RefGrabIt for pulling bibliographic information from websites, and Write-N-Cite, a Microsoft Word plugin to help you cite your paper as you write it. You can also export citations directly from EBSCOhost and other databases to create your reference list/works cited page.

PubMed

Friday, March 23  from 5:45  to 6:45 PM

Learn how to effectively navigate the National Institute of Health’s archive of biomedical and life sciences literature. This will be a hands-on workshop covering the basic features and tools for new users.

Register at: http://www.tinyurl.com/2012Workshops

Please note Registration is required by 12PM the day of. Workshops with no registrations at that time will not be held. Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity!

EBSCOhost workshops next week!

Sullivan Library Workshops

EBSCOhost

Monday, March 5  from 3:45 to 4:45 PM

Thursday, March 8  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM

Featuring one of the most used databases here at Dominican, this workshop is not to be missed! These databases offer articles (journal, magazine and newspaper) as well as electronic books.  Specialty databases are available for the health sciences, psychology, education, and business – or set your sights on Academic Search Elite, a general database perfect for everyone!
As with all workshops, everyone is welcome to attend! Register for this and other Spring 2012 workshops here:

http://www.tinyurl.com/2012Workshops

Please note registration must be made by 12PM the day of. Workshops with no registrations at this time will not be held.

Introducing Hoovers, NetAnatomy, and more!

NEW DATABASES!

The following databases have been added:

Hoovers

Hoovers business database offers information on 85 million individuals and 65 million private and public companies from over 900 global industries. The database also contains business news compiled from over 3,000 sources. A directory is also offered to locate contact information for potential employers, partners and clients. You can also use Hoover’s to analyze industry trends or compare companies within or across industries.

First Research

An industry style business database, Hoover’s First Research provides users with up-to-date industry intelligence data. Over 900 industries are included in this database. Industry profiles are summarized including critical industry statistics, challenges, opportunities, issues and changes. Call Prep Sheets, State and Province Profiles, and an Industry Prospector tool are also offered to locate or rank industry drivers and key economic metrics.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center covers 24,000 funds and 10,000 stocks, 850 reports on ETF’s, 2000 stock analyst reports and 2000 fund analyst reports. It also includes a Portfolio X-Ray, a comprehensive Help and Education Center and other screening tools.

NetAnatomy

NetAnatomy is an online resource designed to teach human anatomy to students in the health professions. Images and information are offered in three areas: Gross Anatomy, Cross Sectional Anatomy, and Radiographic Anatomy. It also serves as a place to review anatomy after an individual’s exposure to the subject.

 

The following databases have been removed: OCLC FirstSearch (no longer available), Mergent Online (replaced by Hoovers, First Research, and Morningstar) and CAMIO: Catalog of Art Images Online.

National Academies Press — 4,000+ books in PDF format, all free of charge!

As of June 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be available via PDF at no charge. This includes the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.

Please read the press release from the National Academies Press.

Some of the topics that are covered include, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Health and Medicine, Education, Biology and Life Sciences, Computers and Information Technology — and more!

Here is a sample of books that are now available in PDF format:

Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects: Making Sense of the Evidence

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Towards Excellence and Equity

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Reading Success

Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers

New Summer Books @ Sullivan Library

Here is a taste of some of the books that we have purchased so far this summer!…


344.4104 D541L Legal aspects of occupational therapy
362.17 M992C Community Practice in occupational therapy: a guide to serving the community
616.8916 OC1 Occupational therapy in mental health: a vision for participation
808.02 L567P Principles of writing research papers
371.9046 C787F From inclusion to engagement: helping students engage with schooling through policy and practice
610.73 G82M Maternal newborn nursing care plans
618.9702 C191 Caring for older adults holistically
618.9702 F229P The physiological effects of ageing: implications for nursing practice

American Journal of Occupational Therapy for free — and more!

Currently The American Journal of Occupational Therapy is available from 2000 onwards in free full-text at this link:

http://ajot.aotapress.net/content/by/year

The above link’s access might disappear at any time, as it is trial access freely available on the Internet to anyone. When it does, Dominican College users can still access AJOT from 2004 to present in Gale’s Health Reference Center Academic. To do so:

1. Log into the database sign-in page.

2. Enter your Dominican College student information.

3. Choose Serial Solution E-Journal Page.

4. In the search box that says Title Begins With, put American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

5. Check the years to make sure we have access to the year you need.

6. Click a database link.

7. In the middle of the page, since it is a Gale database, you will need to choose the year you need, and then browse for the issue you are looking for.

8. Scan the results list to find the article you are looking for.

9. At the result you are looking for, click any full-text links — i.e. Full Text (PDF), Full Text, etc.

Click Read More for more OT journals…

Continue reading

PubMed MeSH searching

Do you know how to use MeSH (medical subject headings) within PubMed to create a more focused result list?

1. Connect to http://www.pubmed.gov

2. There should be a dropdown menu labeled Search: PubMed near the top of the screen.

3. Click the dropdown menu. Instead of PubMed, choose MeSH.

4. In the search box, put in the first medical subject term you are searching for, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

5. Hit enter or click Search.

6. On the next screen you should see a list of possible choices. For example, the first choice is Arthritis, Rheumatoid. Put a checkmark by the result you are interested in.

7. On the right side of the screen, click add to search builder.

8. Now, to help you get a more focused search you should probably add in a second term before you search (usually). For example, in the long search box at the top of the screen, type in drug therapy. Click search (or sometimes it will give you a list of options while you are typing which you can also click).

9. Choose the result that looks like the best fit by putting a checkmark to the left of it.

10. On the right side of the screen, again click add to search builder.

11. When you want to to run the search, click Search PubMed.

The search above will show you all articles which have medical subject headings of Arthritis, Rheumatoid and drug therapy — thus, all articles which deal with drug therapies for this particular condition.