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Look in the left-hand column for general help with the research process and citing articles in a paper. The center column features resources that would be beneficial for students in the program listed. Click on the headings to expand the resource boxes.


Course Guides

The guides below have been created specifically for the course number listed.


 

Citation Help

The following sites will provide information to guide you as you prepare citations:


ACS Style Guide: American Chemical Society

AMA Citation Style - Quick Reference: James Madison University Libraries

APA Style: American Psychological Association

APA Style: OWL (Purdue University)

Chicago Style: OWL (Purdue University)

MLA Style: OWL (Purdue University)


Publication Types

Below are some useful links for Nursing students.


Resource Guide for Nursing Students

This guide will help to introduce you to library resources you will need to successfully complete your course assignments. The guide contains information about how to find professional nursing journals, how to access and search the library's subscription databases, important links, and lists of information you will need.

Databases

  • CINAHL Plus with Full-text: CINAHL® Plus with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.
  • ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health: Comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, evidence based resources, video, dissertations, reference books, and more.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center: This resource serves as a quick reference for information on hot topics in medicine, common conditions, and overviews of specific diseases.

Nursing Titles from the USF Library

Evidence-based Filters for CINAHL

Below are some links that are helpful for students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program.


Databases

  • CINAHL Plus with Full-text: CINAHL® Plus with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.
  • ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health: Comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, evidence based resources, video, dissertations, reference books, and more.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center This resource serves as a quick reference for information on hot topics in medicine, common conditions, and overviews of specific diseases.

Web Links


  • HEP2Go provides rehabilitation professionals with a resource for compiling and organizing exercises for clients. A basic account is free and offers many features, such as printing and emailing exercise handouts. A paid membership, which is NOT REQUIRED for use of the site, provides users with a few additional features.

PTA Titles at USF

Below are some links that will be useful for students in the Physician Assistant program.


Databases

  • PubMed: PubMed is updated daily and is freely available through the support of the National Library of Medicine. Special features of the PubMed database include Clinical Queries and the ability to set up email updates for notification of new research on a topic.
  • MEDLINE: Search much of the same content and biomedical literature as PubMed but using the more familiar EBSCO interface.
  • Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews: The Cochrane Library provides free two-page abstracts of systematic reviews. Vann Library does not currently have a subscription for full text, but many of the reviews can be obtained via interlibrary loan.

Physician Assistant Titles at USF

Evidence-based Practice

The University of Minnesota Libraries created a quick introduction to evidence-base medicine. Access the presentation by clicking HERE


The links and resources below will benefit students in the Radiologic Technology program.


Databases

  • CINAHL Plus with Full-text: CINAHL® Plus with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.
  • ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health: Comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, evidence based resources, video, dissertations, reference books, and more.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center This resource serves as a quick reference for information on hot topics in medicine, common conditions, and overviews of specific diseases.

Web Links

Rad Tech Titles at USF

The resources listed below are designed to benefit students in the Surgical Technology program at USF.


Databases

  • CINAHL Plus with Full-text: CINAHL® Plus with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.
  • ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health: Comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, evidence based resources, video, dissertations, reference books, and more.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center This resource serves as a quick reference for information on hot topics in medicine, common conditions, and overviews of specific diseases.

Web Links

  • OR-Live: Live Webcasts and Archived Videos of Surgical Procedures
  • MEDLINE Plus - Surgical Videos: This page provides links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. Although the webcast may ask, you are unable to submit questions via email, because the videos are not live.

Surgical Tech Titles at USF

Search Shortcuts

SEARCHING FOR AN EXACT PHRASE

To search for an exact phrase, put it in quotes.

EXAMPLES: "restless legs syndrome"; "pressure ulcer".


SEARCH USING "AND", "OR", and "NOT".

To search for multiple words and phrases, use "AND" to link terms together.

EXAMPLE: obesity AND diabetes AND insulin resistance.

Combine terms using "OR" when searching for something that may have multiple or synonymous names.

EXAMPLE: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) OR Lou Gehrig's Disease.

To exclude a word or phrase, include "NOT" before the word or phrase you would like to eliminate from the search. "NOT" is generally used to pinpoint search results for a specific topic or group. However, using "NOT" can sometimes exclude articles relevant to your topic.

EXAMPLE: adolescent NOT teenager.

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SEARCHING WITH WILDCARDS

Use a question mark to search for a single character change in a word.

EXAMPLE: wom?n will return results for the terms woman and women

Truncate terms using an asterisk to search for multiple endings of a root word.

EXAMPLE: child* will return results for both children and childhood

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