|Alison (Ali) Konieczny|
|Office: FLITE 315|
Leadership in Nursing
The snapshot of the Library Homepage below highlights the Find menu which is a good starting point to find various library resources, such as books, articles, journals, subject guides, etc..
Starting at the Library's homepage, then clicking on the Find button shown above, then selecting Articles, and then selecting the correlating subject area from the left-hand menu, you will find links to some of the following databases:
This is a business database and has much content related to nurse managers, health care administration, and topics related to leadership/management in general. The Suggested Topics box is often helpful for revising your search. There is a lot of full text within this database, as well as articles that you'll want to link out to. To get the full text of the articles, you will need to click on the article title to go into the full record, and then click on the Find It link on the right-hand side of the record. For more information on getting the full text of articles, see the Obtaining the Full-Text of Articles section below.
The Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) currently gathers information from more than 3000 journals. Once you've run a search, use the options on the left-hand side to narrow your date range, and consider using Subject: Major Heading to limit your search to a major topic of interest. For example, you may wish to search using keywords such as Nurse managers or Nurse Administrators, then add other keywords of interest, and once your search results appear, scroll down the left-hand side of the screen and click on Subject: Major Heading and select all topics that you want to be the major focus.
Click here for a CINAHL database guide
This is the largest biomedical database, with over 20 million citations. Because the database is so large, you may want to limit your search if necessary using the Limits link and consider using the bottom pull-down menu from the Limits tab that says Search Field Tags and select Title to limit your keywords to being searched in only the Title. Other useful limits include the related citations link, or selecting the Review link to see only review articles. The Related Citations link works really well in PubMed, so when you find an article that is on topic, click on Related Articles! To get the full text of the articles, you must click into the PubMed record, then click on the Find It link. For more information on getting the full text of articles, see the Obtaining the Full-Text of Articles section below.
Click here for a PubMed tutorial.
This is a general database that will be useful for finding information on about any topic you can come up with! Start off using the Find Subject search box, and if you don't find your subject, use the search box at the top of the screen to search by keyword. Also consider switching to the Advanced Search that will let you limit your articles to particular journals, as well as to full-text, peer-reviewed, etc. Academic Onefile is a database that will have many similar articles, but will also have unique content, so try them both! Academic OneFile operates in the same manner as General OneFile
Instead of cross-searching numerous journals at the same time, as you are doing in the databases above, you can search the contents of individual journals such as:
In some databases you will see an option for a Text version of the document or a PDF version. In general, the PDF version is preferable as it is most often a scanned version of the original and will therefore contain the graphics. When e-mailing, printing, or saving a group of articles, be sure to select the full-text or PDF option if available.
Some databases contain little full-text, but allow you to link out to Ferris' holdings or the interlibrary loan request form. You will notice the Find it! links following individual citations that will indicate the availability of the article online, in the library, or the need to interlibrary loan the article. Click on the Go button and you will be taken to the online version, library holdings record, or interlibrary loan form to obtain the article you desire. See image below.
Sample Article Link-Out:
Before requesting articles from interlibrary loan, please review the abstract and make sure that the article is on-topic. Also, please insure that the article is in a language that you speak, as some databases, such as PubMed index many non-English articles that have abstracts written in English. After you have evaluated the topical coverage and language of the article, please do not hesitate to request it through interlibrary loan if it is not available on campus.
To find books, journals, videos, and other library materials, there are several resources to use. Beginning at the library's homepage, and clicking on Find you will find links for locating all types of library materials.
- Find Books, videos, and more using the online catalog. The online catalog is set-up so you can perform keyword searches, subject searches, title searches, etc.
- Find Articles using Databases. You can select Health and Medical Resources if you are specifically searching a health-related topic, or select other subject areas as necessary.
- Find Journals using the online catalog journals tab. Journals may be available online, in print, or in microform. You can search by the full journal title, title words, or by subject.
- Find Online Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and other Reference Books using the Online Reference Resources.
Need help with putting citations in APA format? You can link out to the APA Citation Style Guide to Learn basics about APA style, a prevalent citation format in the medical field.
You can also link to Northern Michigan University's APA Style Guide: An excellent APA style resource, which includes Nursing Specific examples, including how to cite books from Stat!Ref
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE)
AACN Nurse Managers Resources
Excellence in Supervision: Essential Skills for the Nurse Supervisor : Try searching within this book for the keyword delegation. The Search Document option appears above the Table of Contents, then click on the button with the arrow next to the magnifying glass to see each time the word appears. The First Time Manager: Check out chapter 30 on Delegation!
Any more questions? Contact: Alison (Ali) Konieczny / Email / Phone: 231-591-3696 / Office: FLITE 315
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Last update: May 17, 2011