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Nursing Databases Introduction

Nursing Databases Introduction


[intro music]>>NARRATOR: As a student and future nurse,
you will be doing a lot of research throughout your time here at Marquette and in your career. Before we jump in, I want to share with you
how important the research skills you will be learning are to your career after graduation. Why do practicing nurses need to do research
too?>>NARRATOR: Healthcare is an ever-changing
field. What was cutting edge treatment last year,
may not be still the best way to treat a patient. New drugs and treatments and models of care
come out all the time. Patients deserve the best and most evidence-based
care, and to provide that, we need to know how to find the research. This is true whether you are a student or
a nurse who has been on a unit for 25 years.>>NARRATOR: Today we are going to look at
common nursing research tools like CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, Cochrane and more to get
you familiar with their names and how they can help you.>>NARRATOR: Whoa! Slow down I can hear you saying. Why are there so many? Do I really have to search all of these and
how am I going to remember all this?>>NARRATOR: First let’s talk about why
there are so many choices. Let’s imagine you want to watch a movie
or TV show on your tablet? How do you decide to use Hulu, Netflix, or
HBO GO? Well, it depends on what shows they have. You might have to use all three in the course
of a weekend to watch everything on your binge list. It’s the same with research databases. Some contain journals or topics that just
aren’t covered in another tool.>>NARRATOR: Secondly, let me reassure you
that you don’t have to remember all this today. Throughout your time at Marquette, you will
be using these resources for research. It will take time to get to know these tools,
but you don’t have to do it all at once.>>NARRATOR: Feel better? Ok, let’s dip our toes in the nursing research
pool.>>NARRATOR: Our first stop is CINAHL, a database
of articles and research from nursing, therapy, and other disciplines like social work. For most nursing topics, including interventions,
patient care, nursing theory, and models of care, CINAHL will likely have some articles
to get you started.>>NARRATOR: It includes hundreds of nursing
and medicine journals and tens of thousands of articles, studies, and other types of research
such as dissertations. When I research a topic for nursing faculty
or work with nursing students, CINAHL is usually the first place I go.>>NARRATOR: PubMed, a free database from
the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, is the largest biomedical database
in the world with over 26 million citations, mostly journal articles.>>NARRATOR: It focuses on biomedicine, with
some nursing coverage and overlap with CINAHL. In my experience, it is a good balance to
CINAHL with each of those covering unique literature that the other does not cover.>>NARRATOR: Joanna Briggs Institute, also
known as JBI, and sometimes just called Joanna Briggs, includes high-level nursing evidence
and research. Included is information on best practices
for patient care, systematic reviews, which are a type of high quality research, effectiveness
of nursing interventions, procedures, patient handouts, and more.>>NARRATOR: The Cochrane Library, also known
as Cochrane, yes, it’s that well known, like Madonna or Cher, includes a database
of systematic reviews, which again is a type of high-level research that aims to minimize
bias when interpreting the results of research such as clinical trials.>>NARRATOR: You might remember we just talked
about Joanna Briggs, another source for systematic reviews. You will come to learn more about different
types of research studies and how those assist in making an evidence based decision when
caring for patients.>>NARRATOR: Cochrane is from the UK and might
use British English rather than American English spellings. Like paediatric and pediatric, or coeliac
and celiac.>>NARRATOR: PsycINFO is a useful database
for behavioral, mental health, neuroscience, and social sciences research. It includes research articles, books and book
chapters, and dissertations.>>NARRATOR: I’ve found it to be helpful
as a complement to CINAHL and PubMed if I’m researching neurological disorders, anything
related to mental health, patients and families coping with disease, or research on specific
psychological tests or instruments, like the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), the
clock draw test.>>NARRATOR: Google Scholar is another tool
that can help you find additional sources after you have started your research. For example, let’s say we found an article
in CINAHL about neonatal intensive care unit practices in the golden hour, that is the
first 60 minutes of life.>>NARRATOR: I can copy the title from CINAHL,
paste it into Google Scholar, and find related articles and research. Click the Cited By link to see who else has
cited this research article.>>NARRATOR: Depending on the type of clinical
or research question you have, there might be other databases and resources that are
a better fit. Looking at rehab for patients who have undergone
a shoulder procedure? Maybe SPORTDISCUS is a good choice.>>NARRATOR: Interested in how aromatherapy
could help hospitalized patients sleep better? Perhaps AltHealthWatch, a database of integrative
and complementary medicine research, could help.>>NARRATOR: By now you might be feeling a
little overwhelmed with all the source at your disposal. I find getting to know one resource at a time
works well for me.>>NARRATOR: If you haven’t using any of
these databases yet, I would recommend starting with CINAHL for your next paper or project. For most of the research and clinical questions
you might have, there will be articles in CINAHL to get you started.>>NARRATOR: Today we took a high-level view
of nursing research and some of the tools, i.e. research databases, you have at Marquette
to assist you.>>NARRATOR: Remember that you don’t need
to learn all of these at once and you have the support of your professors and the library
to assist you.>>NARRATOR: When you have questions through
the course of your research, you can meet with me, your College of Nursing Librarian. We can meet in-person or use the computer
and phone to connect.>>NARRATOR: Just go to the library website,
search for my name, and choose schedule appointment. I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, happy researching!

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