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Tutor profile: Katie W.

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Katie W.
Reference and Instruction Librarian for Seven Years
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Subject: Nursing

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I need a nursing specific journal article on myocardial infarction in elderly patients. My instructor said it had to be from the last 5 years, peer-reviewed, and I needed the full text of the article.

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Answer:

Great! That's a lot of helpful information! Why don't we go to pubmed.gov to begin our search. From there we can start editing limiters and keywords. Once we are here, we will go to our search terms, first. So in this case, if we're looking ONLY at myocardial infarction we might have a lot of information come up, even with limiting to an age range. Does it need to be specific to nursing? If so having that as a keyword helps! We will use AND to connect our search phrases. So our search is: "Myocardial infarction" AND "Nursing Care" AND Elderly OR Geriatric Patients. Once we have that, we'll add our limiters for peer review and 2016 to 2021. How does that sound?

Subject: Library and Information Science

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I need to find a research article for my paper for my essay on the role of allegory in the Crucible. Help!

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Interesting topic! There are a lot of papers out there on this, so we might need to narrow this further. First, do you need to find a literary criticism on this topic, or do you want something that explains what allegory is present? If you want literary criticism there are some great resources available through library databases! JSTOR is a database that has a lot of free access right now, even if you don't have access to a University or College library. Let's talk a little about doing searches. We want to tie our keywords together using "AND" so that we can search multiple keywords together. So in this case, a phrase we might use is Crucible AND Allegory. Does that make sense? From there we can limit in the search. If we only want articles that gets rid of book chapters, which might make the results too long to for us to easily search for.

Subject: Education

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How can I find resources that will help my class of 10th graders begin to evaluate resources for quality?

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Katie W.
Answer:

Great question! You might start by figuring out what information is important for them to know. I like teaching students using the CRAAP test to help them figure out whether the information they are looking at is good. This gives them a simple acronym to remember that walks them through the steps they should consider! C: Currency R: Relevancy A: Authority A: Accuracy P: Purpose Using this, you can get them thinking critically about each element of a resource. There are a lot of websites that walk you through this acronym, even those targeted at high school students. Check this out: https://libguides.unf.edu/highschool_resources/craaptest

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