2433 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Jane Long, MA, MLIS Reference Services Librarian Al Harris Library About the Library and What’s Happening Information about the library can be found here. Click on the word or on More… to access the information. The latest two posts from our blog are on the homepage. Click on From our blog to go to our blogspot page. When You Need HELP! When we don’t have the material we will get it from another library for you (ILL) or if you live too far from campus we will send materials to you through the post or email. When you have questions, we have answers. Ask us through texting, IM, email, phone or in person. Librarian chosen web sites for your convenience. Off-Campus Access If you have problems logging in. http://www.swosu.edu/library/infoservices/remoteaccess.asp If you are off campus and trying to access a restricted section of the library, you will be prompted for your username and password. Students enter your webmail username and password and you should be able to proceed with no problems. What Is an Abstract? • The Merriam-Webster online dictionary provides the following definition for the noun form of the word: • “a summary of points (as of a writing) usually presented in skeletal form; also : something that summarizes or concentrates the essentials of a larger thing or several things.” • Your assignment involves summarizing and condensing the information found in a peerreviewed article. Finding Articles Databases Databases SPORTDiscus MEDLINE CINAHL First Step: Setting up an EBSCO folder Next Step Now you are ready to save documents as you begin searching for sources. Keyword vs. Subject • Natural language (words and phrases you would use in everyday conversations) • Flexible terminology: Synonyms and words with the same or similar meanings can be substituted (book, document, bestseller, bible, booklet, brochure, compendium, fiction, folio, handbook, hardcover, leaflet, manual, monograph, nonfiction, novel, paperback, primer, publication, softcover, text, textbook, tome, tract, treatise, volume, work, writing) • Less accurate when searching in article databases • Use with operators (AND, OR, NOT) • Predetermined terminology (created by the Library of Congress) • Terms like those found in a Thesaurus (with narrower and broader terms) • More precise when searching (most article databases have there own predetermined terminology) vs. Operators • AND = Narrow • OR = Expand (Used with synonyms) • NOT = Exclude Databases: Nursing & Allied Health • SPORTDiscus with Full Text (EBSCOhost) • MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOhost) • CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCOhost) What Do You Plan to Find? • Use limiters: peer reviewed, date, full text • Use subject headings that will refine your search • Use current information • Narrow the number of sources by examining the abstract for the source. • Find an article or articles that support your topic. • Once you have located appropriate articles, save them in your folder. • Look at the documentation information that EBSCO provides. • Check the APA citation format examples. Topics • Taping vs. Ankle Braces • Hydration among Athletes • ACL Prevalence among Female Athletes (anterior cruciate ligament) • Bracing for Preventive Measures APA Citation Example of article from an online Database Hume, P., Hopkins, W., Rome, K. Maulder, P., Coyle, G., & Nigg, B. (2008). Effectiveness of foot orthoses for treatment and prevention of lower limb injuries: a review. Sports Medicine, 38(9), 759-79. Retrieved August 18, 2009, from the SPORTDiscus database. Author or authors. (pub year). Title of article. Title of periodical, vol(issue), page numbers.. Retrieval Date, from Database Title. http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/ Last Name, Initials & Last Name, Initials of each author. (pub year). Title of article. Title of Journal, vol(issue), pages. Retrieved Date from Database. Questions? • Contact me: – Jane Long • 774-3030 • [email protected] • http://faculty.swosu.edu/jane.long/ Thank you!