How to Use This LibGuide
This guide is intended to provide a comprehensive text and video overview of common library-user issues. Since we cannot come to your house and help you research, we have addressed some of the frequently asked questions and not-so frequently asked questions about library use.
The libGuide has been broken up into several sections, which should show up in the tabs towards the top of the page. Navigate each section by clicking on the tab you need.
Interpreting Information will give you some fundamentals for looking at research and evaluating research. It provides some hints on what makes a good research article and what does not. It also decodes some of the language you might see in each database.
Using PubMed will cover some of the essential functions of searching with PubMed, including filtering search results, MeSH search building, and requesting articles.
Using CINAHL will cover some of the essential functions of searching with CINAHL, including search building and filtering, requesting articles, and using PMID numbers to locate articles in PubMed.
Using Ovid will address some of the features and functions of using Ovid to conduct research, including the benefits of Advanced and Basic searches, filtering results, and requesting articles.
Using Google Scholar will address some of the basics of the free and familiar search engine. Topics covered include using the citation count, saving articles to MyLibrary, filtering by date, and locating articles in PubMed to find full-text through Graceland’s resources.
FAQ is a list of questions students frequently ask us, and should be consulted before calling up and