Tutor profile: Ely W.
Subject: Library and Information Science
My daughter wants to learn more about school librarianship and how the field is changing since the evolution of ebooks, electronic resources, and availability and ease of access to the internet and ALL its information. Can you point me in the right direction?
You are correct in that the field is changing quite a lot. As a librarian myself, I can say that the plethora of available information is indicative of a greater need for American Library Association (ALA) accredited librarians. Here is a document I found that can assist you in learning about how libraries and librarians can become "future ready." https://futureready.org/thenetwork/strands/future-ready-librarians/ I'd encourage you to read the brief document and then come back with very specific questions. This is a very important topic to most schools, library systems and communities. If you are interested in more scholarly articles (college level and above) about the issues, I would highly recommend you take a look at searching some of these library specific online journal databases https://libguides.usc.edu/libsci/databases . Please let me know if I've answered your question or have helped you get a head start.
I am a nursing student and need to learn more about how nurses interact with people on the autism spectrum, especially within a hospital environment. Can you please tell me where I can find information about my topic of interest?
The best place to find nursing information for a college level nursing project would be an online database. You may have access to these databases through your college library or your local public library. Because you have a topic that is specific to your future field of nursing, I would suggest using a database called CINAHL Plus. CINAHL Plus stands for the Cumulative Index to Nursing+Allied Health Literature. This particular database will allow you to use search terms to find several articles about assisting those on the spectrum within a hospital environment. Once you enter the database I would use these separate terms "autism spectrum disorder" "nursing" "hospital environment". To get the best results of your search, please include quotation marks around each term, as I did above, and also use the word AND between each term. Would you like me to show you how this search works by providing you with a screen shot? Other databases that are often freely available and may have some other articles of interest are PubMed and Medline. Please let me know if you'd like me to show you how to use these additional online databases.
What freely available databases should I use as an entry point to start my educational research on Edward Erikson's stages of psychosocial child development?
The nearest library that is considered a publicly (free) research library and that will give you access to a plethora of free online research databases is the Cleveland Public Library System. The Cuyahoga County Public Library System also offers free online resources. I would recommend visiting https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Research/Resources.aspx and clicking on the "education" tab at the top of the screen. Below you will find a number of very good educational databases. However, because your research is specific, I would start by clicking on the link to Academic Search Premier and ERIC. These two databases will have college level research articles about Erikson's stages of psychosocial development. Would you like me to walk you through a sample search? Is there anything else I can do to assist you with your research today?
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