Author: Susan Kaplan Jacobs

Trial: Sociometrics EBP (Evidence-Based Programs) and Capacity-Building Tools

NYU Libraries has arranged TRIAL access to Sociometrics EBP Evidence Based Programs and Capacity-Building Tools through January 15, 2018. 

Sociometrics produces three categories of rigorous behavioral and social science-based products that are useful to a variety of health practitioners and researchers. In addition to our current subscription to Datasets that support primary and secondary analyses by researchers, professors and their students, we are TRIALING 2 add-on components:

  • Evidence Based Programs and Curricula for delivery to students, patients and community members by health educators.
  • Capacity-Building Tools to enhance the professional development of healthcare professionals.

Access to all with an NYU id here: Sociometrics
Next click on “Institutional Subscribers” to view:

  • Professional Education/Capacity-Building Tools

Please share your opinions by sending an email to  susan.jacobs@nyu.edu

Trial Database: BMJ Best Practice

NYU Libraries has arranged trial access to BMJ Best Practice now through December 31, 2017.

Link: https://arch.library.nyu.edu/databases/proxy/NYU04051 

BMJ Best Practice is a new concept for information delivered at the point of care. In a single source there is a combination of the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Best Practice provides a second opinion without the need for checking multiple resources. Its patient-focused approach represents an advancement in information delivery at the point of care.

Please share your opinions by sending an email to Susan Jacobs at susan.jacobs@nyu.edu.

Welcome to Fall 2017: Start here!

Health-Specific Library Research Guides help you navigate available resources with guidance from your Health Sciences Librarians.

Self-Paced Nursing Tutorial

An online instructional tool to orient users to the NYU virtual environment: books, databases, articles, more.

Health: (Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health)

Guide to locating health evidence, link to “Background” (Ebooks/Texts) and “Foreground” Studies (Articles/Databases).

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy   

Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Zotero workshop @ the College of Nursing, July 6

Learn how to organize your research and format papers by using an easy personal database called “Zotero”

Date:  Thursday, July 6, 2017
Time:  3:00pm – 3:45pm
Location:  College of Nursing, 433 1st Avenue, ROOM 630

NOTE: **BRING YOUR LAPTOP**
Prior to class, install Zotero in Firefox or Chrome:
http://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=277183&p=1847222

 

The workshop will:

  • get you set up with your personal database,
  • show you the basics of adding to and maintaining your database
  • creating a PDF library of full text articles, sharing your database
  • show you how to automatically create bibliographies in your desired style (APA, MLA, etc) directly from your account.

In this class emphasis is placed on importing references from the PubMed database.

 

 

 

 

 

Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies

NYU now subscribes electronically to the
Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies

Volume 1, Number 1, starts in January 2016Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies logo

JIVS provides a forum for scholarly and practice-based engagement with voice as a phenomenon of communication and performance, and a methodology or metaphor for analysis. This peer-reviewed journal draws on an interdisciplinary series of lenses, including cultural studies, critical theory, performance studies, inter-culturalism, linguistics, visual culture, musicology, architecture and somatics.

Using Web-Scale Discovery Tools in the Health Sciences

Many searchers ask about the efficacy of using Web Scale Discovery (WSD) tools to search the health sciences literature.  You may have noticed that NYU promotes EDS (Ebsco Discovery Service) on our main databases page.

Should you use this tool?

  • For most keyword searches in the health sciences, many thousands of hits are retrieved.  For a very obscure, very new, or very narrow topic, the results may be useful and manageable, as in the following examples:
    • Example: I am seeking an Author, Valeria Esquivel, 17 results on 12/2/2016.
    • Example: I am seeking an article with a known Title phrase: “hills are alive with the sound of music”  205 results on 12/2/2016.
    • Example: I know Kovner published about “novice nurses” in a scholarly journal in 2016. A search: Kovner novice nurses 2016 limited to scholarly journals= 28 hits on 12/2/2016.
  • The EDS tool lacks the filtering functionality of CINAHL, Pubmed, PsycINFO and others (the ability to limit by study methodology, e.g., a clinical trial, an RCT or systematic review, etc.). A keyword search might  retrieve highly relevant hits on the first few pages of results, but a comprehensive search of the evidence for a topic leaves the searcher wondering what might be buried or missing in the next thousands of results!
  • The EDS tool does some mapping to standard vocabularies, but novice searchers often use one search term when they should consider synonyms. Specialized health sciences databases assist searchers to translate synonyms.
  • No single search tool or database is comprehensive. While EDS promises to search among “more than 7 million+ scholarly journals, magazines, news & more,” like googlescholar or google it doesn’t include every published source.  Always use several databases, and of course, ask a librarian for help.
  • The best strategy is to go ahead and try it! But use web-scale discovery tools as an adjunct to a more rigorous and tailored search in specialized recommended core databases linked here.

Trial “Access Physiotherapy”

NYU affiliated faculty and students, please help us evaluate these Physical Therapy collections from McGraw-Hill. Our trial runs through November 30.  Send feedback to susan.jacobs@nyu.edu

Access Physiotherapy https://arch.library.nyu.edu/databases/proxy/NYU05960

“from McGraw-Hill Medical is devoted exclusively to the study, instruction, and practice of physical therapy. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online physiotherapy resource integrates leading physical therapy textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a unique cadaver dissection tool –optimized for viewing on any device.

Access Physiotherapy/F.A. Davis collection https://arch.library.nyu.edu/databases/proxy/NYU05969

“The F.A. Davis PT Collection on AccessPhysiotherapy is the most comprehensive digital subscription product for educators and physical therapy students. This partnership between F.A. Davis and McGraw-Hill Education brings you a comprehensive online PT resource that covers the entire spectrum of physical therapy—for viewing on any device”