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Assignment Guide | VNSG 1238 | Professor Marybeth Sinclair The best library assignments are ones that use a variety of resources including books, newspaper and journal articles, internet sites, and even videos or audiocassettes. We encourage you to use all of these sources for this paper. Books should provide some excellent background on your topic. You may apply for a library card and request materials online. We hope you will take full advantage of the many resources our libraries offer.
Please contact or Professor Sinclair with any questions you may have during your research.
ASSIGNMENT: you will be working in groups of three to provide information about a disease. The content of your presentation must include
Requirements for the paper are:
You will be summarizing your research to your classmates in a short oral presentation. Your research will impact your classmates understanding of mental health nursing. See Professor Sinclair to get approval of your topic, or contact her at .
Depression and other mood disorders Anger and aggression
Physical problems, psychological disorders Violence
Eating and sleeping disorders Suicide
Dissociative disorders Substance related disorders
Personality disorders Schizophrenia and other psychoses
Additional topics may be found at the following webpages:
Medline Plus Mental Health and Behavior Topics - Medline is an online source of health related
information presented by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
List of Mental Health Disorders - Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health
information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.
|Librarian talk about Getting Started!
As you begin, narrow your topic to a size that you can manage. Consider keywords that will help you find the information you need. These can be names of people, events, or broader identifying terms. Use these keywords for locating information in the library catalog, electronic databases, and on the internet. Keywords will include the name of the mental disorder your have chosen, signs and symptoms, treatment, therapy, drugs or psychopharmacologic treatment, and interventions.
Books Journals Internet Support
Librarian Talk about Books!
1. Create an account - Select the Create an Account link. Enter your identifying information (user name, password, email address) and select Submit. Then you are ready to search the eBook collection and check out books for 24 hours from any computer.
Suggested Reference Books:
Finding Current Journal Sources using Databases:
Librarian Talk about Finding Journal Articles!
Use your library card number to login to these online journal databases
Academic Search Premier | Collection of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. Many scholarly.
ProQuest | Collection of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. Many scholarly.
Health Source: Nursing Academic | Full-text articles, books, pamphlets, and reports on health and
Health Reference Center Academic | Full-text articles from journals, and more on health, medicine and
Librarian Talk about the Internet!
The Internet will be a wonderful source of original documents. Browse the sites we have suggested below. Remember, you do want to find reputable sites. Look at:
Unacceptable Source: EXAMPLE of what NOT to use
National Institute for Mental Health Mental disorder information including clinical trials, research and
Anxiety Disorders Association of America Complete information on anxiety, as well as a special section on
Mental Help Net CenterSite Network of behavioral healthcare websites, and receives some content from
Mental Help Net.
CDC Topics Page Center for Disease Control and Prevention site includes many health and mental
Support: Support for a successful paper is more than finding the right resources. Putting it all together takes time and effort. Sometimes it takes additional help from the librarians or tutors. Please consider the following:
Citing Sources MLA Style Guide | Kingwood College library guide. Examples of both paper and electronic citations. (See also APA Style Guide).
Misuse of Sources | Harvard University excellent brief essay on how to avoid plagiarism. Excellent list of 'how to' and 'how to avoid'.
Online Tutoring | Free online tutoring from Smarthinking.
The Learning Center | Check our Learning Center hours for in-house tutoring. Tutors at any of our colleges will be happy to help with your research assignment or with problems you may be having in class.
Attach your paper to and email to , Assistant Dean. Dr. Terry or one of the writing tutors will read through your paper and make brief comments on your paper and return it to you.
Talk to a reference librarian during the hours the library is open Monday through Saturday. If live chat is closed, it will allow you to email and the librarians will get back to you ASAP.
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