Over the last couple of months The American Journal of Nursing has been publishing a series of articles that discuss the process of conducting a systematic review. Below I have provided the links to the articles in case you are interested. I have also provided links to some other articles that discuss the literature review process as well. Each of these articles can be accessed by clicking on each one as they are hyper-linked. You will be asked to login with your eID and password to access them. If there is ever anything I or the library can do to assist you with your literature reviews, please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or the library directly.
American Journal of Nursing – Systematic Reviews Step-By Step Series
- Aromataris, E., & Pearson, A. (2014). The Systematic Review: An Overview. American Journal Of Nursing, 114(3), 53-58.
- Stern, C., Jordan, Z., & McArthur, A. (2014). Developing the Review Question and Inclusion Criteria. American Journal Of Nursing, 114(4), 53-56.
- Aromataris, E., & Riitano, D. (2014). Constructing a Search Strategy and Searching for Evidence. American Journal Of Nursing, 114(5), 49-56.
- When it comes to conducting your searches, I would highly recommend that you consult with a librarian. The databases you choose to search may have nuances that you are unaware of or there may be databases that you are not aware of that you need to search. Getting some assistance from a librarian can help to insure that your search is as complete as possible. Also, the Institute of Medicine’s Finding What Works in Health Care Report (2011) standard (3.1.1) for systematic reviews suggests the review team “work with a librarian or other information specialist trained in performing systematic reviews to plan the search strategy.”
- Porritt, K., Gomersall, J., & Lockwood, C. (2014). JBI’s Systematic Reviews: Study Selection and Critical Appraisal. American Journal of Nursing,114(6), 47-52.
- Munn, Z., Tufanaru, C., & Aromataris, E. (2014). JBI’s Systematic Reviews: Data Extraction and Synthesis. AJN The American Journal of Nursing, 114(7), 49-54.
Other Articles & Resources of Interest On the Topic of Conducting Reviews:
- PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses): Evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The PRISMA Statement consists of a 27-item checklist and a four-phase flow diagram.
- AGREE II Instrument: Tool assesses the methodological rigor of how a clinical practice guideline was developed.
The library’s subscription to CINAHL has been upgraded to CINAHL Complete. While the interface and how you search the database has not changed this upgraded version does have changes that you may find of interest.
What has Changed?
• Full text for 1,370 journals (versus 768 with our old subscription)
• Indexing for 5,238 journals (versus 5,014)
• Journals with Searchable Cited References 1,496 (versus 1,424)
• 170 Continuing Education Modules
• 134 Evidence-based care sheets
The VCU library owns an ever-growing collection of e-books that cover various aspects of nursing. These books do have some limits on the number of simultaneous users, but are great resources for papers and projects. Below is a selection of a couple books that I thought would be of interest..
- In order to access these books, just click on the title.
|Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum DevelopmentMarilyn H. Oermann
New York: Springer Publishing Co. 2013
Carol A. O’Neil; Cheryl A Fisher; Matthew J Rietschel
New York, NY : Springer, 2014
Eden Zabat Kan author; Susan Stabler-Haas author
Muralitharan Nair; Ian Peate
Chicester : Wiley, 2012
David Sines; Sharon Aldridge-Bent; Agnes Fanning; Penny Farrelly; Kate Potter; Jane Wright
Hoboken : Wiley, 2013
Marilynn E. Doenges 1922-; Mary Frances Moorhouse 1947-; Alice C. Murr 1946-
Philadelphia : F.A. Davis, 2013
Marilyn H. Oermann
New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2013
Anna Amugi-crouch; Clency Meurier
Hoboken : Wiley, 2011
Jane Arnott; Siobhan Atherley; Sarah Pye
Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2012
| Nursing Law and EthicsJohn Tingle; Alan Cribb
Hoboken : Wiley, 2013
Wanda E. Bonnel; Katharine Vogel Smith
New York : Springer, 2014
Anne Boykin author; Savina O’Bryan Schoenhofer author; Kathleen Louise Valentine author
Janice L. McCoy; Marion G Anema
New York : Springer Pub. Co., 2012
Karen Holland; Roger Watson
Hoboken : Wiley, 2012
Jo Rycroft-Malone; Tracey Bucknall
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow; Heyward Michael Dreher; Carl Oxholm
Philadelphia, PA : F.A. Davis, 2012
Kelly A. Goudreau editor of compilation; Mary C Smolenski (Mary Catherine), 1950- editor of compilation
Hoboken : Wiley, 2013
Robert Newell 1954-; Philip Burnard; Robert Newell 1954-
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
Katherine Rogers; William Scott
Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2011
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
Pam Cranmer; Jean Nhemachena
Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2013
Wilda Rinehart; Diann Sloan; Clara Hurd
Indianapolis, Ind. : Pearson IT Certification, 2013
April Hazard Vallerand; Cynthia A Sanoski; Judith Hopfer Deglin 1950-
Philadelphia : F.A. Davis, 2013
April 29 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Richmond Salons, VCU Student Commons
About the Speaker
John Willinsky is an educator, activist for open access and award-winning author. He is Khosla Family Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a fellow at the Royal Society of Canada and director of the University of British Columbia Public Knowledge Project, the aim of which is to assist in the improvement of quality and accessibility of academic research. His books include The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006), If Only We Knew: Increasing the Public Value of Social Science Research (Routledge, 2000) and Technologies of Knowing (Beacon Press, 1999).
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health has developed a website that is free to the public. The website is a compilation of weekly disease reports and surveillance tables dating back 125 years. Some of the diseases analyzed are smallpox, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, and pertussis. This evidence could be useful in tracking and eradicating diseases.
The data is broken into different levels that are described below.
Levels of Data
Level 2 data: Include data counts that have been filtered from the raw data to render standardized data that can be used immediately for analysis
Level 3 data: include all data counts that have been generated by data entry of all weekly U.S. Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance reports published between 1888 and 2013
For more information on the site and to explore the data sets contained there, the link for the website is below.
In an effort to explore why the efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goal on maternal mortality are falling short in some areas, the The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at the Harvard School of Public Health have partnered with PLOS on a three year project to provide an open access collection on Maternal Health, which started in 2011.
Because of the interest in maternal health in the field nursing, I wanted to call your attention to this collection. Below you will find a link to collections for the first two years, along with another collection on the topic maternal, newborn and child health that I thought may be of interest as well.
A new resource that I think may be of interest. It is called Simply Map and will be very useful if you are wanting to explore the demographics of a particular region, like when trying to plan interventions into the community. Please let me know if you have any questions about it and more information about the resource is below.
Simply Map (link)
This is a web based Geographic information Systems (GIS) application that could be useful to users who are looking to explore data on a particular area or region. The application allows users to be develop interactive thematic maps and export high-resolution images to word processing or presentation software. The interface is very user friendly and something that has a very short learning curve. Some of items of interest about the database are:
- Users can access thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables. Data for all geographies include census block-groups, census tracts, ZIP codes, cities, counties, states, and the entire United States.
Data Variables Available:
- Marital Status
Historical census data: 1980, 1990, 2000
- Answers to frequently asked questions about disease, health status, doctor visits and more.
- Health Questions Age 18+ & under 18
- Death Causes
- Users can select, sort, and compare data across multiple locations and build custom reports that can be exported to a spreadsheet for additional functionality.
- Users can explore historical census data to understand how regions change over time and use estimates and projections to analyze current and future trends.
- Combine locations and search for areas based on specific criteria.
- To save your work, you will need to create a personal workspace using your VCU email address.
- When you first use Simply Map, if you pick the “launch standard report” option there will be a short tutorial.
- Link located in the statistics section of the VCU Nursing Research Guide
I hope this note finds you doing well. I wanted to pass along the article citations from the August issue of the Journal of Nursing Education. This issue has a special focus on the Doctor of Nursing Practice and because the SON is in the planning stages of implementing a DNP program I thought these articles would be of particular interest. As of January, 2014 we will have a current subscription but until then any articles from this journal have to be requested through inter library loan.
Dunbar-Jacob, J., Nativio, D. G., & Khalil, H. (2013). Impact of Doctor of Nursing Practice Education in Shaping Health Care Systems for the Future. Journal Of Nursing Education, 52(8), 423-427. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130719-03
Kirkpatrick, J. M., & Weaver, T. (2013). The Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Project: Consensus or Confusion?. Journal Of Nursing Education, 52(8), 435-441. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130722-01
Melnyk, B. (2013). Distinguishing the Preparation and Roles of Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates: National Implications for Academic Curricula and Health Care Systems. Journal Of Nursing Education, 52(8), 442-448. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130719-01
Frantz, R. A. (2013). Resource Requirements for a Quality Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Journal Of Nursing Education, 52(8), 449-452. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130713-01
Sebastian, J. G., & Delaney, C. (2013). Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs: Opportunities for Faculty Development. Journal Of Nursing Education, 52(8), 453-461. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130722-02
Grey, M. (2013). The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Defining the Next Steps. Journal Of Nursing Education, 52(8), 462-465. doi:10.3928/01484834-20130719-02