Zotero @ college of nursing Wed april 13

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Zotero Basics @ College of Nursing
Need help keeping track of the articles, books, etc. you find on your topic? Zotero is a citation management tool that lets you import and organize the references you find as you search catalogs/databases, and automatically format bibliographies according to your selected style (MLA, APA, etc.).

NOTE: Bring your own laptop to class.
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 11:45am
Location: College of Nursing, 433 1st Avenue, room 630
RSVP: http://nyu.libcal.com/event/2548507

Zotero classes @ college of nursing Mar 28, 29

Still spots available for:
Zotero Basics @ College of Nursing:

4pm, Monday March 28, room 630 RSVP: http://nyu.libcal.com/event/2515964
4pm, Tuesday March 29, room 630 RSVP: http://nyu.libcal.com/event/2515965

Zotero is a citation management tool that lets you import and organize the references you find as you search catalogs/databases, and automatically format bibliographies according to your selected style (MLA, APA, etc.).

NOTE: Bring your own laptop to class.

Grad Student Research Breakfast, March 31

If you missed out yesterday, RSVP here for the next grad student Research Breakfast:

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 10th Floor Graduate Exchange, Bobst Library
Come have breakfast, talk with our librarians about your project, and take care of those lingering research to-do list items. Talk to your subject specialist, get started with citation tools, and  get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event lasts for 2 hours and you can come and go as you like during that time.

Locating tests, instruments, surveys, etc.

Researchers often want to know to perform a lit review for tests or search for a survey

 

Use the guide to finding test instruments at http://guides.nyu.edu/tests

from there, click on the tab for Databases for finding info about tests and notice both HaPI and CINAHL and the directions for searching.

For example,

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

1985-present, with many earlier measures. HaPI indexes the use of tests and measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in journal literature in a variety of fields including public health, nursing, psychology, human resources, sociology, and communication.

Search for: readmission*

Results include articles that use a test,  e.g., a Secondary source like this, in which the  Chronic Heart Failure Questionnaire was used in the study:

Rich, M. W., Beckham, V., Wittenberg, C., Leven, C. L., Freedland, K. E., & Carney, R. M. (1995). A multidisciplinary intervention to prevent the readmission of elderly patients with congestive heart failure. New England Journal of Medicine, 333, 1190-1195. https://getit.library.nyu.edu/go/9394025

Results may include the Primary source, the questionnaire itself, published in this study:

Guyatt, G. H., Nogradi, S., Halcrow, S., Singer, J., Sullivan, M. J. J., & Fallen, E. L. (1989). Development and testing of a new measure of health status for clinical trials in heart failure. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 4(Mar/Apr), 101-107. https://getit.library.nyu.edu/go/9394026

In CINAHL Plus
the “instrumentation” field in citations is searchable and retrieves similar results, articles that include your keyword(s) in that field, indicating the study used a particular survey or tool.  Directions for searching within the “instrumentation” field in CINAHL are here: http://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=276610&p=1845039

Also try PsycINFO, listed.