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Critiquing Nursing ResearchFoundations of Nursing Research-5th Ed.

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The DAI has three sections to help aid a researcher in locating abstracts pertinent to them. The three sections are:
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A: Humanities and Social Sciences B: Sciences and Engineering C: Non-North American material
Since 1980, abstracts in the DAI have been traditionally approximately _______ words.
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350
_______ contains author-written 150-word abstracts of master's theses. Only a smal percentage of U.S. master theses appear in this index.
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Master Abstracts International (MAI)
A listing of books held by libraries throughout the world may be otained through...
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The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
What is WorldCat?
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The OCLC database that contains books
What are some advantages of CD-ROM databases?
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-They provide user-friendly assistance that allows user to conduct a search wihout the assistance of a librarian -can store 275,000 pages of text
What are the disadvantages of CD-ROM databases?
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They are obsolute as soon as they are produced and they are often split over several discs. Mot databases available on CD-ROM can be accessed online
What online databases have been identified as the most relevant to nursing research?
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Medline, Embase, Biosis, DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS ONLINE, ETOH, and SCI EXPANDED-SSCI
Subject headings of the CINAHL database correspond to the structure of __________ used by the National Library of Medicine.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
What are the major differences between CINAHL and CINAHL Plus with Full Text databases?
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CINAHL-: articles are available for 16.00-20.00, available online, and from commercial vendors, records date back to 1982 CINAHL Plus: only available through libraries, has Evidence Based Care Sheets, records date back to 1937
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What does MEDLINE stand for?
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Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online
This online database provides access to journals in the life sciences, with a concentration on biomedicine. It includes information from nursing, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and dentristry.
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MEDLINE
How is OLDMEDLINE different from MEDLINE?
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It contains older articles from 1950-1965
How is MEDLINE Plus different from MEDLINE?
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It is for consumer health information and has 'easy to read' material in English and Spanish
...this is an international network of individuals and institutions that prepare, maintain, and disseminate systematic reviews of the effects of health care, the effectiveness of treatments, and performs meta-analysis.
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Cochrane Collaboration
This database corresponds o two print sourcs: Current Index to Journals in Education (CJIE) and Resources in Education (RIE)...
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ERIC ...the world's largest database of Education Information
...database produced by ProQuest Information and Learning. Degree-granting institutions submit copies of dissertations and these to Universoty Microfilms International (UMI).
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DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS ONLINE (DAI)
Where can you go online to see the table of contents for the most current issues of 50 nursing journals?
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www.nursingcenter.com
What does RRA mean?
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Record References Accurately (get page numbers, volume numbers, etc. for all references)
What information should you collect from articles you find pertinent to your research?
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Problem of study, hypothesis, methodology, type of sample, findings and conclusions
How can you determine whether a source is a primary or secondary one when looking at the reference list at the end of a journal article?
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If it is mostly journal citations, they are probably primary citations. If it is mostly book chapters and literature reviews on certain topics, they are probably secondary
  
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