This assignment requires you to complete the following:
This assignment help assumes you have read your course outline. For full assessment details, please refer to your course outline.
The following resources may also be useful:
You’ll need a broad understanding of your topic before searching. Brainstorm what you already know and what you need to investigate.
Searching for background information can build your understanding of your assignment. Find this through the Library Catalogue or the web (see step 6).
Select the plus symbols below to learn more about background information.
A mind map can also be helpful in organising your thoughts at this point.
After watching the above video you can now start by identifying the concepts (main ideas) from your assignment topic prior to searching. Consider alternative words for these concepts which, together with the concept term, become your searchable keywords.
"What is the impact of mental illness from a client centred perspective?"
|Keywords Concepts||Synonyms and alternative concepts|
|Impact||effect, influence, consequence, result|
|mental illness||depressed, mental health, nervous breakdown, anxiety disorder, mentally ill, bipolar disorder|
|client centred||client-centered, patient-focused, patient-centred, customer-centred, customer centred|
|Line 1||effect* OR influence* OR consequence* OR result*|
depress* OR "mental health" OR "nervous breakdown" OR "anxiety disorder" OR "mental* ill*" OR "bipolar disorder*"
|Line 3||"client-centred" OR "patient-focus*" OR "patient centred" OR "customer-centred" OR "customer centered"|
You can search for information using a range of tools, including the Library Catalogue and databases, Google Scholar, and internet search engines. Choose the sources that are best suited to your need.
Select the plus symbols below to learn more about different search options.
This is the default option when searching in the Library Catalogue.
1. Add in one keyword for each concept, combining them with AND.
Note: Searching for more general terms will find more results.
2. Select Search.
3. Swap your keywords with your alterative terms to see different results.
If you would like to do a more comprehensive search, use the Advanced search.
1. Put each concept on a new line
2. Add your alternative words, combining them with OR.
3. Select Search.
Use the filters on the left to limit and refine your results.
You could try limiting to:
Full text online
Publication date range
Searching in Medline is different to searching in the Library Catalogue.
1. Type your first concept and alternative words into the search box.
2. Untick the box labeled Map to Subject Heading.
3. Select Search.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for your next concepts.
5. Tick the boxes next to each of your concept lines.
6. Select Combine with AND.
7. Scroll down to see your results.
You can do a basic or advanced search, just like in the Library Catalogue.
1. Type all your keywords for your first concept into the search box.
2. Select the plus symbol to the right to add a line for your next concept.
3. Add all your keywords for your second concept into the search bar.
4. Repeat steps 2-3 until you have used all your concepts.
5. Select Search.
More useful databases:
You can search Google Scholar in the same way as a Catalogue basic search.
To find relevant websites that are recommended for your area of study, have a look at the Find evidence: government and organisation information tab in this guide.
You could also visit the following resources:
You can use Google to search for information from professional bodies, governments, and non-government organisations. This might include reports, clinical guidelines, professional standards, codes of conduct, and more.
Google has a number of useful search features that can make your searching more efficient:
If you are looking for information on the internet, it's worth downloading LibKey Nomad. It's a browser extension for Chrome that will look for full text PDFs of journal articles from websites outside of the Library Catalogue. This is helpful when looking on pages such as Wikipedia, because you can easily access and read the articles from the reference list. Instructions to download LibKey Nomad are available here.
You may find the following information in the Nursing Subject Guide useful for your assignment:
You should critically evaluate all resources found to determine their appropriateness for your assignment. The video below explains more.
Articles from peer-reviewed journals are of high quality and can be used to support the argument that you are presenting. Articles in peer-reviewed journals must go through an evaluation process with experts in the field before being published. The term refereed is also used.
Watch the following video to learn more about scholarly sources.