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It looks like it's 8 o'clock so we will go ahead and get started. Thanks everyone, for coming. I am Julie James and I am health sciences librarian and nursing liaison here at the Walden Library. Joining me today is Traci Avet Hector, my cohort here. We are going to talk about introduction to health science research.
This webinar is really for everybody in health sciences, whether you are just starting out or if you are doing an in-depth literature review, we can help you make things a little bit more efficient. We can help you find things more easily and get the full text.
We will teach you how to access the research resources. I almost forgot, we are real people but we are going to stop sharing the WebCam so we have a little more bandwidth and Traci will start recording.
A few objectives today. We are going to teach you how to access our health science research resources. There is a lot of good stuff in there and it can be a little tricky to navigate sometimes so we will get you going on that.
Then you can select and search databases. Which database should you be using? That is a frequently asked question and how to search them effectively, because they don't work like Google. Then we will talk about how to use Google Scholar effectively. Then we will talk about all the various ways that we can help you find a little text.
Really, a lot of these things can be done in many different ways but hopefully we will teach you some ways to do them a little bit more efficiently, so you can get to the research that you need.
If you go to the library homepage, the first place I would like you to start is in the subject resources box in the middle. This is where we have collected all the things that you will need for your area of study.
If you are in health sciences, we have collected a few health sciences things for you, and if you are in some other areas or if you are doing an interdisciplinary type question, you might want to search some of the other subject areas as well, depending on your topic.
For health sciences this research is where you want to be. I went ahead and put the address up here. It is a great place to bookmark so it can be at your fingertips at all time. I want to give you some orientation to this health sciences page. In addition to my lovely glamour shot on the left, we have this start my health sciences research gold box here at the top of the screen.
This is a great place to start when you're doing any kind of exploratory searching, you're just getting started. The gold box searches several databases at once including Medline and psych info associate index, science direct and a couple other things.
You can start your search here, figure out what your keywords are, figure out which terms work better than others, and if need be, you can go into individual databases with lots more options.
Starting at the gold box is always a good idea. Then I wanted to point out a little bit farther down the page, the health sciences databases where we have the databases listed out individually and then we have them categorized for evidence dense based medicine. Below that the research help. A lot of people never scroll down far enough to see our research help. If you are doing a literature review, it has lots of great tips in there. If you're looking for data sets or statistics, if you need to find a theory or construct, all of these things will help you get there in the health sciences.
And they can be really useful. So we are going to go out to the homepage and this is the library homepage. You don't have to go through the portal. If you are in the student portal, it is under your academic resources, but you can actually open any browser and type in library.Waldenview.edu and it will get you there. Once you are really getting into research, it may be more time efficient for you to get straight there.
You will notice the subject resources right here in the middle. That is where we go to select health sciences. And when you are on the gold box here, when you are starting to search I typically will pick one concept or one part of my research question and put it in the gold box to make sure I have the right words.
Tonight, let's do something with the Affordable Care Act. When I put that in and you may need to put in your username and password, your Walden ID, then I get a limit or hit list with 45,000 results, but I also now have the advanced search screen. This has gotten me into the database. Then I go down and this first one is an e-book but the rest of them look like journal articles and I am seeing that we have the full name of the ACA, we have some other things going on.
I am going to add the second concept. I am doing something in healthcare administration and I want to know how cost-effective or how maybe a cost benefit analysis and see how these are popping up with some suggestions.
If I just leave that, cost is going to cover the cost benefit analysis and the cost-effectiveness. I am going to leave it like that and I'm going to click search again. Make sure that this is the word I should be using. I see it picked up drug costs here, cost sharing. That is not a bad thing. Just to see where my words are popping up in the subject headings.
That will give you an idea as to whether or not the words you put in are the words that the articles are indexed under.
That looks pretty good and we still have 11,597 hits. Let's go ahead and hit a third concept. What do I want to know about the Affordable Care Act and the cost? Does it affect the outcome? Outcomes is a great word when you're talking about patient care, when you're talking about interventions, when you're talking about things that affect the patient.
So patient outcomes are great, and it is suggesting all of these other things. Let's try outcomes or benefits or affects or impact. That will find any one of those four words, which are all kind of related to my question. See how it keeps tearing it down as I say I want these words to be in it as well.
We can keep going on and we can keep adding more boxes here if necessary. Or, since this is a pretty good search results, let's scroll down on the left to this limits area and this is where you limit to peer-reviewed scholarly journals, which will be required for most of your assignments.
Then for most things we will want to take it down to the last five years. Typically, you want the most recent articles. If you are doing something like a literature review on the Affordable Care Act, you will probably want to go back to 2010 when it first started being implemented. But for our purposes we are going to put in 2013 and either hit enter, click off, or hit the search button again. Now we are down to 3000 articles.
That is not bad. Now, we could add a fourth box and we could get it further down but just showing you that you go one topic at a time, one tweak to your search. Don't put into many things at once because you don't ever want to get zero.
If we have a decent his list here, how do we get to the articles? If you click on the title of an article it will take you to the full record that has all the subject terms listed out, all the authors, the abstract and everything. But if you are just interested in getting to the full text, click on the Find@Walden button.
What that means is that it thinks it can find the article in another database. This one is in a directory of open access journals. So you may need to select more than one depending on the article. You can see that this is a completely different screen because this one is from science direct and you get to the download PDF here at the top of the screen.
If we go back to our hit list, this one is super easy because it has the PDF right here in this database. As you go down farther, sometimes you have to really be persistent. Sometimes you'll get to a screen that looks like this that will have more than one database that it thinks that it's in. And if it is not found at first when you click on and there is more than one, try another database. But sometimes the links just don't work and sometimes we have to help with that. We try to keep things straight, but we have over 150 databases from dozens and dozens of different publishers and they all work a little bit differently. So we try to keep everything updated but if you run into a bad link, please let us know and we will do our best to get that straightened out for you.
When talking about all of these different boxes, having a different box for each concept. Another way to think about it is these are the conceptual ingredients of my research topic. So I am going to take this general search strategy and I'm going to go over to one of our other databases. Under health sciences databases, these are many of the individual databases that you will be searching for health sciences.
Like I mentioned before, the gold box search does include CINAHL and Medline, so we are going to skip over those for the time being and we are going to go to ProQuest health and medical because that one was not included in our boxes.
I am going to go ahead and launch that and you can see it has a completely different interface. It is nice of them to use the Walden colors here at the top but that is a coincidence. We can go ahead and put in the same terms. And again, I will try one at a time. If I was starting with this I would not be so sure that the Affordable Care Act would be the right way to say it but there are a lot of these here. So I'm going to go to modify search and I'm going to put in my second which is cost. Click search and that will do the same kind of thing. It will narrow down with each additional term that you had.
When I go back to modify search again there is no third box here because this one just happens to have two. But it does have a plus sign to add another row. I am going to copy this and paste it in the interest of being quick and correct because I can't always type very well, and you will see that we still have lots of results. ProQuest databases search a little bit differently. The first one we looked at was from a company called EBSCO and they search the title, the subject headings, the abstract but not the full text of the article. Whereas ProQuest searches the full text of the article, so you always have lots more.
So you may want to limit. If I limited this particular, I want the Affordable Care Act to be a major subject of the article. That is one way to narrow this search down a little bit farther. Same as we did with the other search, we can click the peer-reviewed over here on the left to narrow that down and it automatically updated. Then we can enter a date range or use the slider bar to limit us to the last five years. Click update.
We have pretty good search results. Then you will notice that they don't have the Find@Walden button showing here. It has the full text PDF written out in text and almost always this database will take you to a screen like this where you can download the PDF using this button on the right.
It is a little bit different the Adobe Acrobat icon is not there. Sometimes you have to look around for the PDF download, but this is where it is in ProQuest.
ProQuest has a different set of journals than the first one we searched. They do have some overlap. So many of them will have the same journals but it does search differently and then ProQuest has some journals that you don't find in another one. It is particularly good for health care administration and consumer health.
It has a lot of things that may not be peer-reviewed scholarly resources but may contribute toward your topic, either within association publication or something along those lines that can still be very valuable to you.
So that is the basic ProQuest interface. It looks a lot different but searches many of the same ways that the EBSCO does. This is the EBSCO icon and that is just the name of the company that we get our subscription from.
Going back to my PowerPoint. I did want to talk about Medline and CINAHL a little bit. Because they are so many differences between them. We think of Medline and CINAHL as being really two of the top databases you will use for health sciences research, but they are searching pretty different ways.
Medline searches using medical subject headings that are laid out by the National Library of Medicine and they are very detailed, and they are completely different than the ones that CINAHL uses. CINAHL stands for The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied health Literature and it is really more support staff focused.
It has different headings and they have different focuses of their particular index. That can show up in the way that you will - - that you can limit things. When you go into an individual database, one of the things that you will notice are all the search options here at the bottom. When you are searching for something very specific that can be useful but otherwise it can really hamper your search, so be very careful with these.
One thing I will tell you not to do is to click human because it is not always specified when a study is done on humans. But you just may just want to eliminate animal studies, that sort of thing. The clinical queries and the journal citation subset, all of these things are really for when you are getting into advanced search things. So start with your individual concepts, put in one concept at a time, once you are sure you have the right words going on, then you can start limiting it down.
The same sort of things with CINAHL. They have lots of ways to limit your searches here. Then they have completely different categories in their clinical queries and journal subsets. They grew up in completely different ecosystems and so they can be a little bit strange to search separately.
But they do uncover different things between them as well and can be really very useful. What questions do you have about our health sciences research home, about searching the gold box, or about CINAHL, Medline, or ProQuest searching? This is a pretty quick overview, but the same search strategies will work more or less between each database and so getting started sometimes can be the hard part.
Do we have any questions, Traci?
>>: We sure don't, not yet. Go ahead and type them in there before you forget, we will address them at some point during the webinar. We are going to change screens because Julie just showed us a few really cool searches so with what she showed, you might be thinking, that is great and her searches worked really well, but I am not really sure how to apply what she just did into my own search.
We are going to talk about a few database searching basics. So the idea is that if you have done any experimenting at all in the library databases, you know that we really do have a wide variety of databases that you can use for your health sciences research. And, of course, those databases sometimes have a very different interface and things seem to work a little bit differently. But even so, most of databases do share the same basic functionalities.
There are strategies that you can use to make your searches more precise regardless of which database you are using, or what topic - if you are going into a completely different topic - you will be able to apply the strategies regardless.
One of the first things we want you to remember is to break your topic into keywords. Julie just talked about this. Keywords are the search words that you enter into the database to basically describe the topic of items that you want it to retrieve. So what the database looks for is it looks for those keywords, it shows you results that are trying to match what you entered. So breaking your topic or research question into keywords is helping to make sure that the results are more relevant because what you are doing is you are really just pulling out those words that indicate the main concepts of your topic. Just like Julie did. For example, if you are searching for diabetes and kids then your two main topics are right there. Diabetes and kids. So you can simply take diabetes and terms related to diabetes in one box and then children terms related to children in another.
That leads us to our next key point that we want you to take away from this webinar and that is to brainstorm synonyms. Synonyms and related terms. What you are really doing is you are trying to think of the different words or phrases that authors might use when referencing the same concept. So for example, with our diabetes and kids’ topic, using children or juveniles or youth is going to bring you more articles than just children because some authors are going to use the term juvenile, some are going to use the term youth. Remember, that a lot of the databases are looking for not necessarily full text but some databases, by default, are looking at subject terms and the words that are in the abstract, the title so you will want to try to think of different variations on a concept and ways to word something that different authors might use.
Another thing is that most databases work more efficiently when you use and, or, and not - combining your search with and, or, and not. Those three words are sometimes called Boolean operators or search operators because they help you tell the database what to search for and how. So we have a neat diagram here that shows you a little bit about how that works. The word and find articles that have information about all of your keywords. It is actually narrowing your search results, because for example here, handwashing and infection, diabetes and children - it will only retrieve records that contain both of those concepts.
On the other hand, the word or is helpful especially when you want to broaden your search, when you want to include synonyms like our example of children or juvenile or youth. Or - try to remember, or means more. Using or will bring more results in most cases. Or broadens your results because it is looking for possible similar terms or related terms to that concept.
Finally, the word not. The word not is useful when you want to exclude a specific term from the results. For example, we have here drugs not antibiotics, dementia not Alzheimer’s. If you are doing research on a topic like dementia and you really did not want to focus on Alzheimer’s, you wanted to focus on non-Alzheimer's dementia, then maybe you're getting frustrated because so many of the results talk specifically - eventually they go into nothing but Alzheimer's. You can choose to tell the database, do not send me any results on Alzheimer's - just on dementia.
Let's go ahead and get out of our PowerPoint and do an example search. We are starting here at the library homepage. Julie talked about going to the subject resources section, and under select a subject you can choose health sciences. So I am going to click right on health sciences, and under the section health sciences databases, I am going to go into CINAHL plus with full text.
I will go ahead and login. We have to login just like you guys do. Let's say that I wanted to do - my topic was drug errors. Maybe I knew that I wanted to have something to do with children, but I wasn't quite sure how to phrase it to get the most relevant results. Well, I really could just type in drug errors right here and run the search and look at the results that I do get and see if I can find any terms that I had not thought of, that maybe the database seems to prefer. But we can also go into CINAHL headings - and this is something that I learned from Julie - this is really cool, we can type in something on drug errors. I will type in, click on browse - it's default is relevancy ranked so we are not going to change the radio boxes - it will automatically show me whatever subject terms, subject headings, are in CINAHL that are related to that term.
We can see here they are not really using drug errors, they are using medication errors. I don't want to go into anything more specific than medication errors, so I'm going to use that in the search. So I will click on advanced search to go back to that advanced search box, and I will type in medication errors. And I am going to go ahead and, where it says select a field optional, I am going to change this to SU subject because I really wanted to look for subject terms. Remember what we just looked in the CINAHL headings are giving you examples of subject terms, subject headings, that many of the results are attached to various subjects and let's say that we want medication errors to be a primary area in the results we get. We don't want to be one of 10 things that article is equally focused on. We want that to be a big topic.
I am going to limit that to subject and in the next box I'm going to go ahead and type in children. If I were doing something that was a little bit more - had a different focus, for example, if I was doing research on health advocacy or an advocacy campaign, I might use the terms juvenile or youth. Public health. But for something that is a little bit more clinical like medication errors, drug errors, pediatric is a good term that a lot of authors are going to use when referencing the population of children within research involving medication errors.
For this one, let's say instead of limiting that to subject because if we limited this for subject then we are going to leave out a lot of those results that don't include children as a primary subject. That just may be one of the populations, one of the few populations, that the research is focusing on. But we do want it to at least mention that somewhere in the abstract.
That is another good option for choosing the selected field option, telling the database where you want it to look for those terms and abstract is going to be good and they mention it somewhere in the abstract, that is going to be perfect. Medication errors will still be basic term.
With that selected, I am going to go ahead and click on search. And I can scroll down on the search results page. Because it's an EBSCO database, remember the icon Julie pointed out, this looks like the search screen that she had. Of course, we have some HTML full text, PDF, and Find at Walden. Once you come into the search, we can go into, for example, age. We could choose specific age ranges. If I wanted to look at infants 1 through 23 months old, then I can limit to that. I can limit to gender. And go into subject headings. But maybe I wanted to go a little bit more specific. Because I have 412 results here - and that is pretty neat, but that is a little tiring. I don't think I can really effectively go through all 400 results. Let's say I wanted to maybe see if I can find something on a condition, and bring that into my research so it's a little bit more focused. And maybe I have topical interests in asthma, but I am also kind of interested in anaphylaxis. Let's see, maybe they will have - if I can find results that cover one of those or both - then that would be really neat, and it will probably limit my search. I have to remember how to spell asthma every time. I'm going to type in asthma or anaphylaxis, and what that is going to do is it is actually going to look for those articles containing the first, medication errors, one of the terms from our second box, and asthma, or anaphylaxis, or both. So if there are some articles that actually cover both, it's going to return those, too. With that entered, I am going to limit this to abstract, too. This will tell the database, again, that we want either asthma or anaphylaxis or both terms to appear within the abstract. Click on search.
So we have five results, but those five results are very specific. Because if we wanted to bring it back to select a field optional, we could. It is going to broaden the results. The articles that you get back not be specifically only about that - it may be about many conditions, two of which are asthma and/or anaphylaxis, or it could be about multiple populations, and one of which is children or infants or pediatrics. So it is not necessary that terms that you were looking to find do appear within the abstract or do appear within the subject terms. But keeping in mind that you are experimenting with this each time you run a search, each time you change your keywords, is something that you can apply to every concept, every research, every search in every database.
With that said, we actually have some other resources that are helpful through the Walden Library. One of those is Google Scholar. Let me go ahead and bring up the slide that talks a little bit about that.
First of all, do you have any questions about what we just talked about? Julie, can you see if there are any questions?
>>: I think we are pretty good so far.
>>: Perfect. Google Scholar. Now Google Scholar, some of you may have used Google Scholar before. It's a specialized search tool from Google that can help you discover articles, books, and more across many disciplines and it is looking from a wide variety of sources all at once.
As a research tool, Google Scholar is really good for many tasks and not as good for others. It is really important to remember that you are using it to supplement your library searches in those databases, rather than replace them. With that said, there are a few things to remember about Google Scholar that will help to make your searches there - - make sure that they are relevant and worth your time.
First, Google Scholar searches very widely and it really goes beyond the library's collections. So if you are in our databases and you are really not getting that many results, then go ahead and try your searching Google Scholar. In some cases, the full text may be linked right next to the title in the Google Scholar search results. Now, with those downloads there is not necessarily the high degree of quality control that you would have with the Walden Library results. The PDFs may be freely available in Google Scholar, but it may have been uploaded there by the publisher, by an author, by someone's dad - so be sure to look to clues that seem to indicate that it is the published version of an article and not, for example, a draft of a paper that was later revised. I do see that, at least once a month I will actually notice that the PDF available there is an earlier draft version.
So most results in Google Scholar are not linked to that freely available full text and, of course, not everything that you find using it will be available through Walden. But that leads us to our next point. When you use the Google Scholar search box on the library’s website, or if you manually link Google Scholar to Walden, then you're telling it to try to see if any of those results are available through Walden. When this happens, Google Scholar search results will have a find @ Walden button next to those articles that may be of able to the library. So it makes it much easier to access those articles that you might find there. I will show you how this works in just a few minutes.
Next, it does include some peer-reviewed articles, but not all resources that are indexed in Google Scholar peer-reviewed. In addition to those really great peer-reviewed articles, you might also see things that are scholarly, but they are not peer-reviewed. For example, book chapters, conference papers and proceedings, theses and dissertations. So you might see some non-scholarly resources, too. For example, court opinions and patents you will sometimes find in Google Scholar, but depending on your topic, some of those non-scholarly resource types might still be very useful.
Unfortunately, there is not a way to limit to peer-reviewed results. And this is a huge downside to using Google Scholar. But if you do find an article that looks like it may be peer-reviewed, and it is perfect for your research, you can try using Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. You can get there at the library homepage, there is a databases A through Z button. You can get to it through there and click on that, and click on U for Ulrich’s. And you can search any journal title on Ulrich’s to see if that journal is peer-reviewed. Even though you can limit within Google Scholar, there are ways around that.
One feature that is really cool in Google Scholar is the cited by future. You will see a cited by link beneath most of the search results, and clicking on that will show you a list of words that cited the article. So this can be helpful if you are trying to gauge the impact or influence of a certain work, if you're just trying to see more recent articles that are talking about that topic, that can be a really neat feature.
Finally, our last point, you can search for topics and authors in Google Scholar, but remember that this tool is really looking in all sorts of places for whatever it is that you are entering. So if you're trying to find a specific article - especially if the words in your article are very common, you are not talking about a really specific 30-character protein or something – you’ll want to try to put those titles in quotation marks to do an exact phrase search.
With that, we are going to go into Google Scholar through the library homepage. To do that, I can go into start your research or more resources, and either one of these is going to show me many results - Thoreau I can go into a multi-database search, I can go right into Ulrich’s and check to see if a journal title is peer-reviewed, or I can go into Google Scholar. I will click right on that.
Here is the Google Scholar page within the Walden Library. Now, if you scroll down, you can see a way to manually link Walden and Google Scholar. You may have read or heard a little bit about that in some of your classes, and what this is talking about is, when you are manually linking or when you are linking Google Scholar to a specific library, it is trying to see if there are resources that Google Scholar has a citations that may actually be available through full text in a certain institution. So if you go to Google Scholar through the library website - we have it actually in multiple places on the website - if you go to Google Scholar through the library website, just use this search box, then you will never have to worry about linking because it is automatically doing that for you. But I am also going to show you exactly how you can set that up, and it is very, very easy.
I am going to go ahead and put in the term macular degeneration and click on search. So we can see that there is find at Walden on the right, to the right of several of the results. I can scroll down and see that there’s quite a few of them. This is because I went in through the Walden Library website. It is automatically going to show me those results that may be available in full text through Walden.
Before we explore that, I actually want to show you what you can do if, for whatever reason, you're starting from Google Scholar outside of the library website, you can click on the hamburger menu icon in the upper left, three lines there, and then on settings at the bottom, and then library links. Now, I am already connected because I came in through Walden, but you can actually just type in Walden in this search box and it will bring that up. Julie, I don't know if you want to mention anything about this. World cat is already connected here by default. You're going to have a lot of the results that are in here that are displaying, even if you are not connected to a library, is because of that, at least in part. I am going to go back and now we are on the search results page.
This result here, you can see that there is an icon that looks like a quotation mark. This is the cite icon. If you click on that, the purpose is to present that article citation in the various citation styles. So APA, MLA. But it is also a really great way to get the full citation whenever you start out with just an article title, or if you are missing important information in your citation like the volume or the issue number. I will actually use this quite a few times if I am missing a key component just to double check what I have elsewhere.
You also see cited by under most of the results that are in Google Scholar, and cited by will show you the articles that cited that work. And I mentioned before, sometimes this can help you gauge the impact or influence of an article in the field at large, although the number of years that an article has been published is also going to play a role. But this is very helpful if you are looking for something, maybe you want to see newer articles that were published on a similar theme or topic. Another neat thing about this that I also learned from Julie is searching within the citing articles.
There may be a lot here, and say that we were interested in macular degeneration and children. We can do a search within, and it looks for that term within those articles. That is a pretty neat thing that you can do within Google Scholar.
I am going to go back. The Find@Walden button - again, this is trying to see if that result is connected in a database at Walden. So clicking on this, this is going to be a little better than going into, for example, a research gate article. We talked about, you never know what state, draft state or anything else, the quality control that is behind those uploads. But because this is find@Walden, we can go right to the article. But of course, the national institutes of health.gov, those are good resources.
Here, Julie talked about how sometimes when you click on find at Walden will see it will take you directly there, and sometimes will take you to a list of databases where one or more that may have the full text. We will go ahead and click on one. And let's see what happens here. Julie, I think we need to get the Jeopardy theme song and play that.
>>: Or a drum roll.
>>: So we can see here the full text is actually available HTML right on the page go to download PDF and I will go ahead and click on that. And it downloads right away. Remember, sometimes the downloads will go to your downloads folder. My computer likes to play games with me, it will put in different folders. It's like musical chairs. Notice that there is whenever you have that PDF format you will usually have that download access option, just look for that menu icon. The icons and sort of where they are located should be very similar, even within the databases. The print icon, if you wanted to print or, one of the print options is save as PDF - you can do it that way if for some reason you are having an issue with download.
I am going to close out of these and I would like to know if anyone has any questions so far about our database searching tips and strategies or Google Scholar?
>>: I am not seeing any. This is a quiet bunch tonight.
>>: What we are going to do is go to the library homepage, and there are a few things that we wanted to point out. First, we wanted to point out ask a librarian. If you have questions after this webinar, when you have questions you can always go to ask a librarian, it's in the upper right corner of the Walden Library homepage. And if you click on ask a librarian, and you will see that you can send this email, chat live with us during posted hours, you will see the email form. The email form, the live chat form, if you click on chat live you'll be asked a few questions. Make sure that you fill that out as completely as possible, because although you may be in a bit of a time crunch, it is really going to help the person assisting you to get you more in-depth help. It will be worth your time to go ahead and fill it out with the details that you need. You can call us, there is a toll-free number. If you do call us, you will receive a response by email. And our doctoral research appointment. You can schedule an appointment with a librarian. If we click on this, for example, we can go down, select the College of Health Professions for those capstone students, continue to those select an appointment, and I don't know we wanted to go into how much detail but just to give you an idea, you can go into the different days and the times that are available for that day. And you will be able to schedule an appointment.
Another thing that we wanted to point out on this page, this is actually also right on the library homepage, the large top box at the top if you click the search everything radio button. Both of these are quick answers and that is basically Julie said was frequently asked questions. So if you could not remember what we talked about, maybe you were trying to think of that database that you could use to see if a journal title is peer-reviewed, something you found in Google Scholar, you can come in here and type in a term. How do I verify that my article is peer-reviewed? I will go ahead and click right in there. These will give you very in-depth explanations of different questions, sometimes will include multiple steps and screenshots and videos. In any case, it will always lead you to where you can go get more information and how to get more in-depth into what you're trying to learn about.
That was quick answers. Julie, is there anything else we wanted to show them? Oh, we wanted to show them get help. Actually, if you click on get help or library skills, it will take you to the same page. You can get to recorded webinars, live webinars. If we click on upcoming webinars it will show you all the upcoming webinars. There is a link to view the rest that are coming up in the fall, winter, and even in the spring. And you can view the recorded webinars. You can go into health sciences through the webinars by topic section that's on the left-hand side, or go into nursing or library skills if you wanted to learn a little bit more about Google Scholar specifically, or using Thoreau, that multi-disciplinary search tool, you can learn more about those things in our recorded webinar section.
You can go into library skill guides. A lot of these will present really comprehensive explanations of doing searches. These are really, most of these are very in-depth guides. They are showing you complete search examples, you know, ways to limit and trying to find specific formats or source types and so on. Be sure to explore that.
There is technical help, if you ever have those PDF access issues. Any kind of needs that involve not being able to access something that is not working properly or that you can tell is a bit of a technical issue, student support will be able to assist you through the technical help information page.
With that, I am going to check our questions. I do see a question here. Let me pull this up.
>>: We have several compliments. That is great.
>>: Someone did mention that they had not heard the term health sciences until Walden. Some people, you will notice there is a school of nursing, there is health sciences and nursing are considered two separate areas. Just because, like with nursing, Julie correct me if there's more to say about that, but with nursing there is a really heavy clinical focus, whereas with health sciences it could be a blend of public health or maybe health administration and the clinical focus, or more of the patient oriented or even consumer-oriented focus.
There is a lot of overlap, though, so you will find a lot of databases useful for both of those.
>>: That is absolutely true. The two research pages that you select when you select a subject, the gold box searches the same databases but some of the databases underneath are different for health sciences as for nursing. But nursing is technically a subset of the College of Health Professions. It is all good.
>>: Do you see any questions? It is hard for me to scroll through these.
>>: I think we are good. What are the questions you all have?
>>: If you have any other questions, we are happy to go over any of the search examples. We are actually in really good time. We have nine minutes, so we are able to go over something that didn't quite make sense to you. If you are like me and you think about your question on the way home, then you can ask a librarian. Don't forget that you can go to the library webpage. Remember, Julie said library.waldenu.edu. Go there and click on ask a librarian in the upper right and we are happy to help you via live chat when we are available, or send us an email.
>>: The email is great if you have a citation and you cannot find the full text. If it's 2 o'clock in the morning, go ahead and send it to us. We will get back to the next morning. Our service morning level says we will get back within 24 hours but it's usually much more quickly than that.
>>: That is right.
>>: I am not seeing further questions. Is there anything else we can help you all with today?
>>: It really is a quiet bunch.
>>: Maria, I will answer your specific question by email and the rest of you all have a great evening. You will get a link to this recording, probably first thing in the morning and it will appear on our recorded webinars page.
Thank you everyone and we hope that this was helpful for you.
>>: Thank you. Goodbye everyone.
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