Welcome to the UTHSC Health Sciences Library's Nursing Resource Guide. I am the new library's liaison to the College of Nursing. This guide has been designed to help students, faculty, and staff access all the best resources that the library has to offer in support our nursing faculty and programs including our Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and Bachelors of Science Nursing programs.
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YOUR LIAISON CAN HELP YOU BY:
- Assisting you with information/library questions or concerns
- Tailoring library research guides (LibGuides) to meet the information needs of specific departments, courses, and programs
- Collaborating with faculty in educational activities that promote information literacy and library research
- Assisting students with database searches; finding the appropriate evidence for assignments as well as for evidence based patient care
- Assisting students with citing print and electronic sources properly
- Offering EndNote and research consultations or EndNote Workshops for faculty, research assistants, and staff in groups or individually
- Collaborating with faculty as your Embedded Librarian for nursing courses with intensive research and writing components
- Sharing information about library resources and services and demo new resources and services of interest to your college
- Conducting expert literature searches for faculty members
- Providing one-on-one library orientation for new faculty members and coordinate group orientation for new students
- Consulting appropriate sources to suggest appropriate print and electronic resources to order for our library collection
INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY STANDARDS FOR NURSING
The final version of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing was approved by Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors. It includes five standards with performance indicators and outcomes. The five standards indicate that an information literacy competent nurse is able to:
- determine the nature and extent of the information needed;
- access needed information effectively and efficiently;
- critically evaluate the procured information and its sources and , as a result, decide whether or not to modify the initial query and/or seek additional sources and whether to develop a new research process;
- individually or as a member of a group, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose;
- understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and use information ethically and legally.
Visit ACRL site for detailed information about the standards.