August Featured Resource: ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is a full-text scientific database offering journal articles from fields of science, covering scientific, technical, and medical (STM) and the social sciences research. You can set up alerts to notify you of new articles related to a specific search, new volume issues of specific journals, or new articles or publications related to a specific topic.

Researchers have access to content from the following titles:

  • AJIC – American Journal of Infection Control
  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Applied Nursing Research
  • Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Dental Abstracts
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B
  • Journal of Emergency Nursing
  • Journal of Pediatric Health Care
  • Journal of Professional Nursing
  • Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
  • The Journal of Academic Librarianship
  • The Journal of Pediatrics
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Dental Clinics of North America
  • Medical Clinics of North America
  • Nursing Clinics of North America
  • Orthopedic Clinics of North America
  • Pediatric Clinics of North America
  • Surgical Clinics of North America

The advanced search feature allows you to limit your results to content from subscribed publications and open access articles. Use Interlibrary Loan to request an electronic copy of an article not available full-text.

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In the News: RN Named New NLM Director

On May 11, 2016 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) named Patricia Flatley Brennan RN, PhD, the new director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  Dr. Brennan began her service this August and will be publicly sworn in on September 12, 2016.  Dr. Brennan is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as Director of the NLM.  She was previously the Lillian S. Moehlman-Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland was founded in 1836 and is the world’s largest biomedical library.  The NLM not only curates an enormous print collection but also manages PubMed/MEDLINE, a database of over 22 million article citations dating back to 1946. Nearly 6,000 journals are indexed in MEDLINE.

If you would like to know more about Dr. Brennan or find MEDLINE articles in full text, try these resources available from the Clayton State University Library:

Brennan, P.F., & Bakken, S. (2015). Nursing Needs Big Data and Big Data Needs Nursing.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 475(5), 477-484. doi:10.1111/jnu.12159

Travis, L., & Brennan, P.F., (1998). Information Science for the Future: An innovative nursing informatics curriculum.  Journal of Nursing Education, 37(4), 162-168. 

MEDLINE with Full Text at EBSCOhost

ProQuest Central Full Text Articles from Peer Reviewed Journals, Newspapers, and Trade Publications

Information available online:

Patricia Brennan, University of Wisconsin-Madison Directory

Wisconsin Institute of Discovery Bio of Dr. Brennan

Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan Appointed Director of the National Library of Medicine announcement from the NLM

In the News: Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been in the news for several months, but it’s not a new virus. An article by World Health Organization researchers published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, February 9, 2016, chronicles the spread of Zika from its discovery in Uganda in 1947 to the more recent outbreaks in the Americas.

CDC Zika Spread
Countries and Territories in the Americas with Active Zika Virus Transmission
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/americas.html

The Zika outbreak in Brazil has been linked to cases of microcephaly in newborns. Although Zika infection is relatively mild in otherwise healthy adults, the link to birth defects and the fact that Brazil is hosting the 2016 summer Olympic Games has health officials understandably concerned. Find out more about Zika with Library resources (may require your Clayton State network username and password):

W.H.O. cites health emergency over fast-spreading zika virus. New York Times (ProQuest)

Molecular evolution of zika virus during its emergence in the 20th century. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (ProQuest)

Flaviviridae. In Fields Virology (6th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 712-746).

New Resource: The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is an evidence-based medicine resource that summarizes results of high-quality medical research to support health care decision-making. The collection consists of 6 databases:

  1. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
  2. Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
  3. Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR)
  4. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  5. Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA)
  6. NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED)

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The default search looks for word(s) in the title, abstract and keyword fields. The advanced search allows researchers to apply more complex search strategies using AND, OR and NOT. Read the Cochrane Library Search Tour handout for more search tips and an overview of the features offered.

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November Featured LibGuide: Health and Fitness Management

The Health & Fitness Management guide is a starting point to help you begin your research in the subject area of Health Fitness. Find appropriate resources for topics related to physical fitness, exercise, preventative medicine, kinesiology, human movement, nutrition, injury, sport psychology and physical education. In addition, the guide will introduce you to business resources for management and marketing topics.

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March Featured Resource: CQ Researcher plus Archive

CQ Researcher plus Archive contains reports on current issues. It is noted for its in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report covers a single topic drawn from a wide range of social, economic, political, and environmental issues. Reports provide overview and background information as well as a pro/con section on a particular aspect of the topic and a bibliography.

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Recent Reports Published
Home Schooling – Do parents give their children a good education?
Polarization in America – Does partisan conflict threaten democracy?
Voting Controversies – Are U.S. elections being conducted fairly?
Media Violence – Do children have too much access to violent behavior?
Resurgent Russia – Is Moscow trying to recreate the Soviet bloc?
Whistleblowers – Is support growing for employees who expose misdeeds?
Minimum Wage – Would raising the rate be good for the economy?

October Featured LibGuide: Statistical Resources for Assignments!

Charts, data, numbers, statistics oh my! Start with the Statistical Resources for Assignments! guide to find statistics in areas such as education, health, crime/justice, population studies, or business/economics. The guide includes access to web resources, book titles, federal and state level data, agencies, non-profits, and more. In addition to suggested information sources, we provide access to the Statistical Abstract of the United States which offers a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

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US Federal Government Shutdown – Impacting Information Sources

As you are probably aware, the recent failure of the legislative branch to pass a funding bill has resulted in a partial shutdown of federal government operations. Because of this, many online resources, including websites and databases run by federal government agencies, are unavailable or not being maintained so the information provided may not be up-to-date.

Some of the information sources impacted are:

Most Library of Congress websites, including the American Memory Project (Access restored but not being maintained, updated 10/3/13)
National Archives
US Census Bureau including American FactFinder and Fedstats
US Department of Education, including ERIC and National Center for Education Statistics
US Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Institutes of Health
PubMed
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NASA

This is a partial listing of affected sites. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at usa.gov

To assist you in this period of uncertainty, we have identified alternate resources that might serve your research needs during the shutdown.

For statistics related to health, population, labor, and more:

For science, health, and medical research

For education research

  • ERIC by EBSCO is available to provide citations and some full-text but external linking to content provided by the Department of Education will be unavailable.
  • The library has physical copies of ERIC documents on microfiche. ED 272647- ED 483046

For primary sources and archival research

  • See the primary sources page on the History LibGuide
  • Use a recommended source from Galileo’s Archives and Primary Sources list (with the exception of the American Memory project)

For agriculture research

  • AGRICOLA by EBSCO offers bibliographic records from the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library and covers every major agricultural subject.

We will continue to update this list and keep you informed of changes that might affect your research. Please let us know with your comments here, on Facebook, by email, or in person if you need help finding information unavailable on government websites.

September Featured Resource: New Georgia Encyclopedia

bruce(historicga)Recently Bruce traveled to Savannah and when he got home, he wanted to know more about Yamacraw Bluff the most historic site in Georgia and the early years of the colony. The librarian recommended he try  the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Recently the New Georgia Encyclopedia launched a newly redesigned site. This collection includes over 2,000 articles and 6,000 images related to the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia. Users can search the collection directly or browse the following categories of interest: arts & culture, business & economy, counties, cities & neighborhoods, education, geography & environment, history & archaeology, science & medicine, sports & outdoor recreation and people. The destination feature includes art across Georgia, 10 major Civil War sites, 7 natural wonders of Georgia and north GA in the fall.

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