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LIBRARY GUIDE TO NRS 3531 - Health Promotion in Community

Getting Started (video)
Library Contact
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Mariela Hristova
Associate Professor, Nursing Librarian

Available for research consultations by appointment. Consultations are virtual in Google Meet.

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Searching for Literature
START by exploring Library OneSearch (includes books, ebooks, academic journals, newspapers) located at the top of any library webpage.

*Try search terms like "health promotion" AND "at risk" AND teen* (using * will get teens, teenages etc) and use facets on left to narrow by source type - choose " Limit to articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review"

Suggested NURSING / HEALTH SCIENCE databases with evidence-based literature:

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Complete
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is a full-text database for nursing and allied health journals from 1937 to present. Includes access to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, magazines, pamphlets, evidence-based care sheets, books, and research instruments. How to Export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Cochrane Library
This is a collection of databases that contain evidence for healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials. How to export to Refworks.

Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)
The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations. PubMed dates back to 1946 and includes more than 32 million citations in medicine, nursing, allied health, and dentistry. PubMed also includes citations from PubMed Central and the NCBI Bookshelf.

View entire list of Nursing related databases
Finding examples of health promotion prorgams
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ERIC U.S. Department of Education educational-related literature and materials.

 A collection of full-text books, journals, patient education handouts, drug information, and images.

Unrestricted Resource MedlinePlus
The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in plain language. An excellent source for patient information.

National Guideline Clearinghouse is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

The NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries (formerly PRODIGY) are a reliable source of evidence-based information and practical 'know how' about the common conditions managed in primary care. (UK based)

Unrestricted Resource TRIP A  free clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
Books, ebooks and quick reference titles
Sample searches:

Health Promotion - reference entries

Health Promotion - Nursing - books and ebooks

"health promotion" "risk populations" - general books and ebooks

Sample books:

Integrative health promotion: conceptual bases for nursing practice / Susan Kun Leddy. Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2006.

Health promotion in practice / Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, Joan Arnold, editors. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2006.
Government data and online resources
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -

U.S. Census data-
Lectures & Tutorials

EBP tutorials:
Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences: EBP Nursing Tutorial (UIC)

Analyzing Sources & Literature Review tutorials:
Essential Elements of a Literature Review guide (UC Santa Cuz)
Conducting Literature Reviews - detailed guide (USC)
Citation Tools
RefWorks is available through the Library subcriptions. You create a personal database of references, generate a bibliography from your list of references & automatically format in any common citation style.

Citation Style Guides:
Original Author
This guide was originally created by Julia Rodriguez, Associate Professor at Kresge Library.

Julia Rodriguez is currently the Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian. From 2008 to 2020, her professional focus also included serving as the nursing librarian and this content is the result of that work.


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