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Finding Information

Welcome

This guide will assist you in finding information related to topics in the Rural & Northern Health Program.

Tomasz Mrozewski, MLIS

Email: tmrozewski@laurentian.ca

Tel.: 705-675-1151 ext. 3325

Need help?

I am available for research consultations throughout the academic year.

Core Resources for Rural & Northern Health

  • A to Z E-Journals ?

    Description: Lists all e-journal subscriptions of the J.N. Desmarais Library. Searchable by title and subject.

  • CINAHL ?

    Description: CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provides indexing for more than 2,980 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2,000,000 records dating back to 1981.

  • Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest) ?

    Description: "The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works." -- publisher's info.

  • PubMed ?

    Description: PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

  • Medline (Ovid) ?

    Description: The latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,500 biomedicine and life sciences journals in nearly 40 languages.

Additional sources for articles

  • JSTOR ?

    Description: JSTOR includes the archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. Note: Normally the journals in JSTOR are five years from current; further, all JSTOR journals are available through the "Get it @ Laurentian" link from other databases. JSTOR should NOT be used as at the first resort.

  • Theses Canada ?

    Description: "Canadian universities participate in the program voluntarily by submitting approved theses and dissertation to Theses Canada." Published by Library and Archives Canada.

  • WorldCat ?

    Description: The world's largest database of library collections in North America and abroad, including Laurentian's.

NOSM resources available to LU researchers

  • NOSM: Health Information Resource Centre Databases ?

    Description: The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) collection of health-related research resources is available to the Laurentian University community. The NOSM collection includes resources that are not part of the Laurentian University collection.

  • NOSM: Health Information Resource Centre E-Books ?

    Description: The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) collection of health-related electronic books are available to Laurentian University students. The collection includes research databases that are not part of Laurentian University's list of electronic books.

  • NOSM: Health Information Resource Centre E-Journals ?

    Description: The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) collection of health-related electronic journals are available to Laurentian University students. The collection includes journal titles that are not part of Laurentian University's GetIt@Laurentian knowledge base, including Academic Search Premier.

Finding Books

Searching the Catalogue

The catalogue is your primary tool for finding books in the J.N. Desmarais Library. You can also use the catalogue to find other materials, including government publications and journals (the journals themselves--not individual articles).

You can search the catalogue by:

  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • Journal Title

When you know the book you are searching for, pick Title or Author; when you are searching for a topic, start with Keyword unless you know the exact Subject heading describing your topic.

More on searching the Catalogue is available in Module 5 of the Research Skills Tutorial in D2L.

Rural & Northern Health - electronic books

E-Books

E-books are located in two different places:

  • Some may be located by using the library’s catalogue. These records will have [electronic resource]in the title.
  • E-books can also be located by searching in e-book collections. Searching in these collections is the same as searching in a database.

Recommended E-Book Collections

Ebrary (close to 40,000 e-books in multiple subject areas)
Scholars Portal E-Books (over 250,000 e-books in multiple subject areas. Select Full Text Only to find only those e-books with full text)

WorldCat

With nearly 200 million records representing titles held by nearly 75,000 libraries you will find almost any book ever published in the English language in WorldCat.
Search Tips:  Once you log-in, click on the Help Button: Help button
After your search, when you see a title that interests you, click on it and within the record you will see an image for "Get it @ Laurentian" :
   Get it @ Laurentian
When you click on that, you will be led to a menu which allows you to check for availability in Laurentian’s catalogue or order the item through ILL - Interlibrary Loan.
Note: While a free version of WorldCat is available online, we recommend that you use the university's subscription version of WorldCat because it offers the "Get it @ Laurentian" feature and more powerful search functionality.

Other resources

More information on how to search

You can find more information on how to do research for advanced studies guide page.

Other Resources

In looking for information you may also be interested in getting statitstical data or geographical information related to your subject.  

You can use the following guide to help you,

http://biblio.laurentian.ca/research/guides/data-and-statistics

 

Assistance with citing your referernces can be found at,

Citation style guides

 

To save your references (citations) you can use Zotero