Welcome to the First year students Class within the 'Becoming a Health Professional: Introduction to evidence based health care’ module.
Aim: Exposure to resources that can assist you when you need to reference correctly
Empower you to compile a basic search string when you conduct your research assignment
Closing & Feedback
Authors of academic texts always need to acknowledge the sources they use for their research.
Follow the link below to learn why you need to reference, when and how you should provide references. The book covers the Harvard, APA and Vancouver methods and the footnote system.
How do I do my assignment? To find, access and use information effectively,
use the Step-by-Step Guide.
Need further assistance?
Drop me a visit in the Medicine and Health Sciences Library, contact me or Ask Us
Managing your references (Why reference? Acknowledge owners of the works you use; when, how to cite (Vancouver-get to know), referencing -elements & exampes, E-book) Can be a daunting task! Mendeley Libguide Support > detailed training sessions & Mendeley Mondays
Why Mendeley? Open source, Services > Organise your references, Store & access from anywhere >Cloud, Easily cite and create your own references in WORD as you write, Create your bibliography in style of choice, Collaborate, Annotate pdf's.
How to start? Advise you start using it from the beginning > as you conduct your research and get everything in Mendeley.
Various options: Pre-recorded session and guide include steps to create account and download desktop version. Important to note: Strongly recommend using Mendeley Desktop instead of the newer Mendeley Reference Manager
> does not replace knowledge, check your references and edit, RIS, BibTex
To see how Boolean Operators work , check out the infographic RH side above or watch video below it. The structure in short:
___ AND ( __OR __ ) AND ___
Perceptions of health care students towards evidence-based health care practice
EBHC AND (perceptions OR knowledge OR attitude) AND (dietetic* OR nursing OR physiotherapy)
Engage with literature and adapt strategy accordingly:
(EBHC OR "evidence-based health care") AND ( perceptions OR knowledge OR attitude) AND (dietetic* OR "human nutrition" OR nursing OR nurse* OR physiotherapy OR physical therapy)
Tutorial - Possible topics:
Search smarter, search faster, a video from the University of Sydney:
A Boolean Searching Library guide from Athabasca University: Tips for searching with Boolean logic. and learn how to conduct phrase searching.
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