Nursing & Health Sciences

Learning & Liaison Librarian for Nursing

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Ellen Olsen-Lynch
Bata Library, Rm. 208.1

Library Workshops for Nursing Students

All sessions will be offered virtually on the Zoom platform and will be recorded and made available to registrants after the workshop.
Sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length with time allotted for questions.


Introduction to Library Resources for Nursing Students

In this session you will be introduced to the Library’s main academic search tool, Omni, as well as the nursing specific database, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). Through these introductions the instructor will also share tips about how to identify a scholarly/peer-reviewed article, locate the full-text of an article and when to use a library database versus Google. 

Register for Introduction to Library Resources for Nursing Students:


It's All About CINAHL

If you’re looking for scholarly, peer reviewed nursing articles, why not avoid all the noise you may encounter in a Google search and instead search in a database that focuses on nursing literature. This session will focus on advanced searching in the premier nursing database, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). In this session we will review:

•    how to think critically about the terms you use when developing a search strategy;
•    when and how to combine concepts using Boolean logic - ANDs and ORs;
•    when it's appropriate to use wildcards and truncation;
•    when and how to use CINAHL subject headings;
•    and how to refine and troubleshoot your searches.

Register for It's All About CINAHL:

Citation Management for Nursing Students

This session will introduce you to the benefits of using a citation manager - a tool that that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research.  It will include a demonstration of how to use a citation manager with the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied health Literature (CINAHL), Omni and Google; as well as how to use it with Word for in-text citation and building reference lists in APA style.

There are many citation managers available, some free and some fee based. For this session the instructor will be using the free and open-source tool, Zotero, in a Windows operating system.  Please keep in mind that the instructor will not devote much time to reviewing the installation process during the workshop. You are welcome to only watch the demonstration, but if you wish to use Zotero before or during this session, you can download the most recent version as well as Zotero Connector (a browser plug-in) for Mac, Windows, or Linux operating systems here:  

Register for Citation Management for Nursing Students:

If you have any questions or are having technical difficulties with registration, please e-mail me with the date and time you wish to attend:

If none of the scheduled workshops fit your schedule, you are welcome to schedule an in-person or online appointment for an individual or small group session. 

Start your Research in Omni

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Omni: Rediscover Discovery

Omni is the new academic search tool that locates your research material quickly and easily. Find Omni at the top of all our library webpages, or use the links below.

APA Support

Nursing Research @ Trent

A sample of publications by researchers in the Trent Fleming School of Nursing.

Health in the News - CBC

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