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.
The guides below have been created specifically for the course number listed.
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)
Below are some useful links 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.
Below are some links that are helpful for students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program.
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.
Below are some links that will be useful for students in the Physician Assistant program.
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.
The resources listed below are designed to benefit students in the Surgical Technology program at USF.
To search for an exact phrase, put it in quotes.
EXAMPLES: "restless legs syndrome"; "pressure ulcer".
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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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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