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HEA 101 - Health Care Issues - Library Help

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HEA 101 - Health Care Issues - Library Help

  1. 1. HEA 101 HEALTHCARE ISSUES TERM PAPER MATTHEW LABRAKE LIBRARY DIRECTOR FOR ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS MATTHEWLABRAKE@BERKELEYCOLLEGE.EDU
  2. 2. YOUR ASSIGNMENT We will be discussing important and controversial healthcare issues throughout this quarter. You will select an issue that is near and dear to your heart, whether it is because it affects you, your family, your work, our society or the world. You must clearly state the issue, discussing both its background and current situation and the impact upon the respective stakeholders. You must come to a conclusion as to what will or should happen in the future with this issue. The issue will be discussed in a three page report, written according to the APA format. All quoted material must be properly cited and plagiarism will not be tolerated. At least three sources are required. Sources can include articles from library databases, eBooks, reliable Internet websites, and books. Each individual paper will be written and graded separately (using the rubric
  3. 3. ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC
  4. 4. WHY USE DATABASES? • Databases are searchable collections of academic journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, reference books, company reports, etc. • Library databases get their information from professionals or experts in the field. We know information found in them is reliable for academic research. • Library databases are easy to cite in a bibliography and many create the citation for you. You need to cite all of your sources in APA format. • Library databases can help you narrow down your topic or suggest related subjects. This is an important part of the research process. • Library databases are updated frequently and include the date of publication. It is important that your paper contains current information.
  5. 5. LOG INTO BLACKBOARD! To access the databases you will need to be logged into blackboard. If you are presented with a yellow screen asking you to log-in, use your blackboard credentials to do so!
  6. 6. LIBRARY DATABASES TO EXPLORE THE LIBRARY SUBSCRIBES TO OVER 80 DATABASES. THESE ARE THE BEST ONES TO USE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT! HEALTH DATABASES PRO/CON DATABASES EBOOKS
  7. 7. DIFFERENCES IN CONTENT This database covers today’s hottest social issues and is a great place to get some ideas for your research topic. A depository of online encyclopedias and reference materials. Use this database to get an overview of your topic and decide on some specifics to discuss. Filled with scholarly articles written by healthcare professionals. Use this database to perform specific key word searches on the sub-topics you wish to explore deeper.
  8. 8. LET’S WALK THROUGH SEARCHING IN “PROQUEST HEALTH AND MEDICAL COMPLETE”
  9. 9. ACCESS LIBRARY DATABASES THROUGH BLACKBOARD
  10. 10. OR SELECT “A-Z LIST” TO SEE AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DATABASES BROWSE THE DATABASES BY SUBJECT
  11. 11. SCROLL THROUGH THE LIST TO FIND “HEALTH AND MEDICAL COMPLETE”
  12. 12. PERFORM A KEYWORD SEARCH FOR YOUR TOPIC I’m using “Public Health” as a starting point for my research in this example. As this is only a 3 page paper I will need to be much more specific to avoid becoming overwhelmed with information!
  13. 13. ADDING “QUOTATION S” AROUND YOUR KEY WORDS WILL ENSURE YOUR SEARCH ONLY BRINGS BACK RESULTS THAT HAVE THOSE WORDS IN ORDER.
  14. 14. ADD IN SPECIFIC KEYWORDS TO FOCUS YOUR RESULTS
  15. 15. LIMIT YOUR SEARCH BY PUBLICATION DATE TO FIND THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION AVAILABLE We started with over 1.5 million results!
  16. 16. USE ADDITIONAL KEYWORDS TO LIMIT YOUR RESULTS EVEN FURTHER
  17. 17. SELECT AN ARTICLE READ THROUGH IT TAKE NOTES MAKE SURE TO CITE YOUR SOURCE!
  18. 18. NEED IMMEDIATE HELP? CHAT WITH A LIBRARIAN!! HTTP://BERKELEYCOLLEGE.LIBGUIDES.COM/ONLINE STUDENT Monday-Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30PM Friday – 9AM-9PM Saturday – 9AM-2PM & 7PM-11PM Sunday – 7PM-11PM

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