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LIBRARY GUIDE TO NRS 4585 - Nursing Capstone Experience

Find Books and Articles
START by exploring Library OneSearch (includes books, ebooks, academic journals, newspapers)

*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 " "
*View entire list of Nursing related databases


Suggested NURSING / HEALTH SCIENCE Databases:

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Alt-Health Watch
Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness are included here. Many articles are available full-text. How to export to RefWorks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Plus with Full-Text
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is a comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences.  Coverage: 1981-present How to Export to Refworks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Medline via Web of Science  MEDLINE is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it is also available through the Pubmed interface. It contains over 20 million records of journal articles in the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine. Coverage: 1950-present.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO
Need articles in psychology or counseling? Use PsycINFO! It's a great resource and is published by the American Psychological Association. How to export to RefWorks
EBP Quality of Evidence Chart

Steps of a Literature Review
  • Problem formulation - which topic or field is being examined and what are the component issues?
  • Literature search - finding materials relevant to the subject explored
  • Data evaluation - determining which literature makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the topic
  • Analysis and interpretations - discussing the findings and conclusions of pertinent literature
Library Contact
Picture: Julia Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Nursing, Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian
juliar@oakland.edu

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only)
 
Library Services
 Be sure to few the library services and information relevant to you> Services for YOU > Undergraduates

The library also houses the Technology Help desk that can assist with using Word, Powerpoint and other programs and technogy related challenges.
Citation Tools
Kresge Library subcriptions include free access for the OU community to RefWorks a web-based citation managment system.

Citation Style Guides:

Tutorials and guides
EBP tutorials:

Evidence-Based Practice Quick Reference Guide (Alaska Medical Library)
Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences: EBP Nursing Tutorial (UIC)

Literature Review tutorials:
Essential Elements of a Literature Review guide (UC Santa Cuz)
Conducting Literature Reviews - detailed guide (USC)

Analyzing Sources:
Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell Libraries)

Database tutorials
CINAHL
PUBMED


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