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University of Portland Clark Library

Curriculum Involvement and Outcomes: Nursing

Explore the variety of University of Portland courses for which the Clark Library teaching librarians regularly provide instruction sessions.

Nursing 104 Library Outcomes

1. Students will understand the strengths and weaknesses of searching a discovery system versus searching a discipline-specific database. .

2. Students will be able to construct a keyword search of library databases for nursing research..

3. Students will be able to recognize and utilize Get it @ UP links to obtain the full text of resources.

4. Students will be able to recognize differences between a standard APA journal reference and an APA journal reference provided by a library database.

Nursing 207 Library Outcomes

1. Students will be able to identify databases other than CINAHL that could be useful for their literature search.

2. Students will be able to identify the basic structure of a research article.

3. Students will be able to evaluate a research article based on its structure, clarity, and coherence.

Nursing 307 Library Outcomes

1. Students will be able to translate a PICO(T) question into a search strategy using subject headings found within search results.

2. Students will be able to apply database limiters to narrow their search results.

3. Students will be able to explain the advantages of using CINAHL Headings and other controlled vocabulary in their research.

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