At the end of this library session, students will know about:
1) ASU Library resources and services & 3 Library Accounts
2) Major Evidence Based Medicine resources accessible through ASU Library
3) 4 searching strategies and methods to refine and save searches
4) RefWorks and Write-n-Cite.
5) 1 way to get help: Ask-a-Librarian
Access these accounts under 'My Accounts' on the ASU Library home page, http://lib.asu.edu
Tip: Finding a Qualitative Study*
1. In a research database (such as Academic Search Premier or PubMed)
Search: qualitative study and ___________ (fill in the blank with your topic)
For example: qualitative study and hospitals
2. It may be helpful to use the advanced search to search both keywords in the 'Title' of articles
3. When you find an article of interest, look at the Methods or Design section of the abstract or within the full text of the article. This section should identify the research method/s used, including stating whether or not the study whose results are reported in the article was a qualitative study.
*A Qualitative Study is conducted using research methods that investigate human behavior in certain contexts, including individuals' understanding of and reasoning for such behavior. Such studies may collect and analyze information from focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, or observations.
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PubMed Clinical Queries - From PubMed, click on 'Clinical Queries' under 'PubMed Tools'
This PubMed searching tool includes a Systematic Reviews search, which can be used to easily find reviews, meta-analysis papers, and clinical trials.
Database of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare. Includes Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, Controlled Trials Register, and Review Methodology.
The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailied information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.
PubMed: The primary database of information in the medical and health sciences fields. Open access searching interface for 'Medline.' Includes references from several hundred nursing journals.
CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Leading research from publications in the fields of nursing and allied health from 1982 to the present.
PsycINFO: Provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. All records from 1967 to the present are indexed using the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
ERIC (via CSA Ilumina): Premier U.S. database of education literature. Sponsored by the US Department of Education. Includes journal (EJ) and ERIC Document (ED) citations with abstracts; full text of ERIC Documents from 1993 to present.
Web of Science
Clinical Trials may be found in other resources as well, such as Cochrane or TRIP
Contains approximately 11,300 clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry on a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Created in 1997 to bring together all the 'evidence-based' healthcare resources available on the Internet - includes systematic reviews, clinical trials, guidelines, e-texts, more; links to PubMed documents and to Guidelines sources such as the U.S. National Guidelines Clearinghouse
Click the link above to search for a particular journal by title - use the e-journal search (top box) to find online journals
ACP Journal Club
Evidence-based Child Health