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Find a target journal for your manuscript

cabells4Looking for a publishing outlet for your next article on nursing or health administration? Find a list of target journals by using Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities. For each journal profiled, Cabell’s provides the submission address, review information (turnaround time, type of review, acceptance rate) and types of articles accepted (current issues, literature reviews, etc.).

To access Cabell’s start at the library homepage.

Click Databases A-Z and choose Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities

Start by clicking Search Journals in all Directories

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At the next screen type in a specific topic. You can also select other criteria such as type of review, number of external reviewers, acceptance rate (or leave blank).

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Your results will be provided in tabular form.  Clicking the journal title will take you to the homepage of the journal. Choosing a directory group from the dropdown menu will display Cabell’s publishing information for the journal. 

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APA Style Assistance

Are your students struggling with APA style?  Here are three brief videos to share with them.  The videos also have a link to self-grading quizzes at the end.

–Citing Journal Articles
http://tinyurl.com/apacitearticles

–In-Text Citations
http://tinyurl.com/apaciteintext

–Citing Web Pages, Books, Book Sections
http://tinyurl.com/apacitebooksweb

Questions? Contact barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu

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APA Demystified: New Videos Series Available!

videoapa Is APA 6th Style a source of mystification for you or your students?  Were you unable to attend the APA Demystified sessions recently held at Falvey and Driscoll?  You haven’t missed out. The sessions have been turned into a series of three short videos (just four minutes each!) located on Falvey’s YouTube channel.  They even include a self-grading, anonymous quiz you can take at the end of each video, and a downloadable file of sample citations formatted in APA 6th Style.  Consult them whenever you’re feeling mystified. Here’s where you can find them:

 –Citing Journal Articles

http://tinyurl.com/apacitearticles

–In-Text Citations
http://tinyurl.com/apaciteintext

–Citing Web Pages, Books, Book Sections
http://tinyurl.com/apacitebooksweb

 

Which counties in PA are the healthiest?

county_health_rankings  Check out the latest County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Find out how PA counties rank in terms of health outcomes and behaviors.
Questions and comments to barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu

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Do I need that DOI?

Yes, you do!

So, what is a DOI anyway? In the words of Chelsea Lee, a contributor to the APA Style Blog, “A DOI, or digital object identifier, is like a social security number for a document online. It’s a unique and permanent identifier that will take you straight to a document no matter where it’s located on the Internet.” Read more at her blog post, “A DOI Primer”.

In other words, even if a journal moves to a new Internet home, the DOI numbers will provide a permanent link to its articles. No more broken links. Just copy and paste the DOI number into Google and you will be taken to the web page where the article is located.

Of course, viewing the full text of an article will usually require a subscription to the journal in which it has been published. Villanova University community users may use our Citation Locator to search for and access the full text of an article via the library’s subscription source. A rather circuitous route, to be sure. But such is the current world of electronic publishing and DRI or digital rights management…but that’s a topic for another day!

If you are creating a bibliography of resources according to APA 6th Style, the DOI is required as the last element of the citation:

And if there is no DOI number? You can try looking it up using the Simple Text Query Form at http://www.crossref.org/SimpleTextQuery/ If unable to find a DOI number, then APA 6th Style recommends noting Retrieved from followed by the URL of the journal’s homepage.

More information on DOI numbers as required by APA 6th Style can be found on pp. 188–192 of the Publication Manual.

Questions? Feel free to contact Barbara.

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Updates: PubMed and EndNote with APA 6th

  • Posted by: Barbara Quintiliano
  • Posted Date: November 17, 2009
  • Filed Under: APA style, research

Introducing PubMed’s Sleek New Interface

PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s premier database for biomedical information, has unveiled a new search interface.

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Although PubMed searching is free to the public, Villanova University users should always access the database by starting at the Falvey homepage, clicking Databases A-Z and then choosing PubMed. This will allow you to link to full text articles included in the library’s online journal subscriptions.

The following YouTube videos will introduce you to PubMed’s new look and  help you locate some of your old favorite search features.

Where did they move my cheese? Comparison of old and new PubMed homepages
(U. of Manitoba)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVnhFCIW5SI&NR=1

Saving records from PubMed and importing them into EndNote
(HINT: It changed a bit.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAK0oLZszIA

The new Advanced Search, Part 1
(Health Sciences, U. of California, Davis)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StF1XL-zN5A

More video guides to the new PubMed interface from UC Davis:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1DE082113A0083F0&search_query=pubmed

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Latest EndNote Release Now Includes APA 6th Output Style

EndNote recently released version X3.0.1 for Windows, incorporating the APA 6th into its output styles. If you already have version X3 installed on your PC or laptop, you can download the update by clicking Start –> Programs –> EndNote –> Update EndNote.

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If you do not have EndNote for Windows or if you have version X2 or older, you may take advantage of the free update available on the Falvey website. When on campus, download version X3.0.1 from https://library.villanova.edu/Help/FAQs/EndNote
NOTE: Download will work on campus only! If you wish to install the program on an off campus computer, please borrow the CD available at the Falvey front desk.

Version X3 for Mac is also available at https://library.villanova.edu/Help/FAQs/EndNote or on CD at Falvey front desk.


Need assistance finding information? Contact
Barbara Quintiliano (X95207) barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu or
Robin Bowles (X8129) robin.bowles@villanova.edu
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APA 6th, health care reform and rankings of the inevitable

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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, is now available at the library.  Consultation copies are located at the Information Desk and in the Reference Collection, and one copy is available for borrowing. Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010.

Other APA 6th ed. resources:

  • –APA even has its own blog! Post questions and read more about APA style.
  • –RefWorks has already updated its software. Access RefWorks at the library homepage. Under “Databases, A-Z ” choose RefWorks.
  • –EndNote promises a revised APA output style very soon.

Visit the blog later for announcements of more APA 6th resources.

Making sense of health care reform

Having trouble understanding the dozen or so different health care proposals? Check out the resources on the Kaiser Health Reform Gateway at http://healthreform.kff.org

Especially helpful: the side-by-side comparisons of bills currently under consideration in the Senate and House.

A portion of the interactive comparative resource

A portion of the interactive comparative feature

The Kaiser Family Foundation “is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy” and “is not associated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser Industries.”  Learn more about the Kaiser Foundation.

“The report of my death is an exaggeration.”

…what’s more, Mark Twain could have demonstrated why with Carnegie Mellon’s Death Risk Rankings.

A project coordinated through the Center for the Study and Improvement of Regulation at Carnegie Mellon University, deathriskrankings.org mines European mortality data available from Eurostat and U.S. data  available from CDC Wonder.

Learn about micromorts, find the risk of death from 66 different causes and create comparative charts.  Data can also be exported to Excel.

Best of all, if you’re using deathriskrankings.org, you know you’re still alive!

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Welcome back, College of Nursing students and faculty!

New for fall 2009…

Expanded office hours in Driscoll 313

Barbara

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Nursing librarian Barbara Quintiliano

Robin

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and new life sciences librarian Robin Bowles

have teamed up to staff the librarian’s office almost all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Our hours in Driscoll 313 are listed below.  Stop in and say Hi!

Tuesday
10am to 1pm                          Barbara
1pm to 4pm                             Robin

Thursday
10am to 12pm                        Robin
12pm to 4pm                         Barbara

For an uninterrupted research consultation, we recommend that you make an appointment by phone:  X96231 (610-519-6231) or email

barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu
robin.bowles@villanova.edu

Of course, we’re also available by appointment at Falvey:
Barbara Quintiliano – x95207 (610-519-5207)
Robin Bowles – x98129 (610-519-8129)

Tips and skills classes in Driscoll

Barbara and Robin will periodically offer short sessions on RefWorks, EndNote, PubMed,  journal alert services, and other useful resources. Watch for announcements on the blog as well as on the Driscoll announcements screen.

Announcing the APA 6th edition

Keep in style with these APA 6th ed. resources:

  • –APA even has its own blog! Post questions and read more about APA style.
  • –RefWorks has already updated its software. Access RefWorks at the library homepage. Under “Databases, A-Z ” choose RefWorks.

To install EndNote on an off-campus computer, come to the Falvey front desk and borrow a CD to take home for 3 days.

New Resources

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Why trust Wikipedia? Sage specialized encyclopedias can provide the authoritative overview and background information you need.  Topics covered include multicultural psychology, qualitative research, counseling, global health, death & dying, and so much more. Give Sage a try!

Featured new acquisition

being_present1Being Present: A Nurse’s Resource for End-of-Life Communication, by Marjorie Schaeffer and Linda Norlander. Published by Sigma Theta Tau International, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-1-930538-82-5.

Available at Falvey: RT 87 .T45S33 2009.

Also online.

A valuable guide for nurses who strive to serve and comfort dying patients and their families.  Each chapter includes reflections, evidence-based practice resources, stories from nurses in the field, ethical issues and questions for further discussion.

A warm welcome and welcome back to one and all!

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Last Modified: August 21, 2009