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Nursing

The purpose of this guide is to highlight resources in Nursing, and to provide links to Internet resources in the field.

Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to highlight and connect you to a variety of resources in Nursing that will help you with your work at Ohio University and will help you succeed within the field.

If you find appropriate material that would be of benefit to others, feel free to contact me, and I will consider including it in this guide. If you find links that do not work, please let me know.

On this page you'll find the tools for finding information on Nursing:

  • CINAHL — major database for journal articles on Nursing
  • PubMed -- One of the most popular and most used databases for Medical research
  • ALICE Catalog  — lists books, videos, and journal titles at Ohio University
  • Levels of Evidence -- diagrams and information on Evidence-based Practice
  • Tips on how to build a great search and find what you need

Organize Your Resources!--> You will thank me later

Using Zotero or another citation manger, I promise, will make your life much easier and you will thank yourself later. With Zotero you can easily collect citation information as you search, and then pull it out later as you are reading and writing. It will also help you create citations, and it is free.

Step-by-Step Download Instructions (Zotero does not work with Chromebooks)

  1. Download the program Zotero 5.0 https://www.zotero.org/download/
  2. Download a browser plugin (Safari, Chrome, or Firefox) that will allow you to add content to Zotero. Note that Zotero does not support Internet Explorer. The files for the connectors are under the software downloads on Zotero's site. You can also find the Zotero Connector as an app in Chrome.
  3. Make sure you create a free Zotero account so you can sync your library (5.0 software) to your connector. Do not use your OU email, use a Gmail or Yahoo. Activate your Zotero account via the email sent.  
  4. Once you have downloaded Zotero, you may have to go to your browser preferences to ensure the Zotero Icon will show on your bookmark toolbar
  5. In order for Zotero to appear in your Microsoft ribbon/toolbar, you may have to re-start your computer. Using the Zotero Microsoft Word Add-in tips and information.

Getting Started with Zotero - Full directions here

 

Getting AMA Style, or other styles, into Zotero