Before you start searching, you should know what you want to find. The type of information you want determines where you look:
The keywords you select will affect what you find. Plan where you want to search and what terms you will search for. The plan may change as you find results and learn from them.
Course textbooks and Reserve readings are often a great place to start. They provide background reading and often include a bibliography. Check to see what's already available for your course. The list of reference books under "Find Books" may also offer helpful background reading. You may also find helpful background reading in the Websites section where there are links to websites about health in various population groups, the history of nursing, social/political action and nursing organizations.
Where you look for information in Nursing and Health Sciences depends on what you hope to find. There is no ONE PLACE to search for everything. Information is sometimes "owned" by an organization and you'll need to search a specific database to find it.
There are useful tutorials in this guide. You should read them before trying to do your research - it will save you time and frustration.
In honour of National Nursing Week look below to see some of the research that's happening in the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing.
A sample of publications by researchers in the Trent Fleming School of Nursing.
"Seventeen undergraduate and graduate students and two post-doctoral fellows at Trent University recently published a paper on the peer-review process in the prestigious journal Biological Reviews. Their paper addresses concerns related to the peer-review system in academic research and provides recommendations on how the process could be modified to improve research quality." Click here for the rest of the news story.