BSN Guide

Trocaire College Libraries

Distance Learning

For the BSN Students the library has many tools for your assignment and research needs.

Click here to link to the library's Distance Learning page. If you need any help in navigating the various resources of the library, contact a librarian.

Research Databases: Journal Articles and Images

Databases

The complete list of our databases and more are available in the Research section of the website.


To access databases available only to Trocaire College members, you will need to log in using your username and password, even when you are using Moodle.
These databases are marked with a bold star symbol.


Keep these tips in mind:


  • This is the same username and password you use to log into the computers on campus and Trocaire email.
  • If you cannot access the databases, test your username and password combination by trying to log into your Trocaire email account with that combination.
  • If you cannot log into your email account, you will not be able to use the databases from off-site because the library and Trocaire email use the same system.
  • This is an IT issue and you will need to visit the IT Helpdesk in room 360 at the Choate campus.


Community User and Alumni do not have access to library databases from off-campus.

If you are working during normal library hours, a librarian may be able to assist you.


Articles not available in full-text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost Database)

CINAHL Complete is the definitive database for many types of sources in the field of nursing. This database contains not only journal articles but also care plans, book chapters, clinical trials, evidence-based practice care sheets, protocols and images.


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching CINAHL Complete.

Other EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCO has a collection of databases to use:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching EBSCOhost.

Citation Tips for CINAHL Complete and other EBSCOhost Databases

Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the page icon. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

ProQuest

ProQuest has three options:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching ProQuest Central.

Citation Tips for ProQuest

Look for the light blue tool bar below the search bar. Click the Citation Tools option at the top of the list. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

Ovid

Ovid is a scholarly collection of articles and books covering the field of nursing as well as allied health professions.

Ovid has four options:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching Ovid.

Searching Tips for Ovid

  • BASIC SEARCH is used for searching a large topic. Use keywords or a statement. Limit the search to 4 or 5 Stars.
  • ADVANCED SEARCH is for more precise searches. Use only 1 database when using this option.
  • LIMITS:
  1. Use "original articles" to search for experimental or other in-depth analysis articles.
  2. Use "review articles" for a overview of a topic. Usually these documents have a summary of knowledge and progress of the topic.

Citations Tips for Ovid

After viewing the PDF, hit the back button. Then click the check box next to the number of your article. Click on “B Export” at the top tool bar of the results. Choose where you want to export the citation to, usually Microsoft Word. Select the citation style needed. Then hit Export Citations.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

Gale

Gale has a collection of different databases to use:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching Gale.

Citation Tips for Gale

Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the Cite icon in the middle of the list. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect.
If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

More Databases

  • Image Quest is helpful when you are looking for a graphic to place in a presentation or research paper. This database also helps in citing the image.

eBooks

There are several options for eBooks at Trocaire for the Distance Learning Students in the BSN program.



*eBooks from EBSCOhost and Ebook Central can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions.


Mobile devices may also need Bluefire Reader.


eBooks titles owned by the library have a direct link in the catalog.

Samples of eBooks

EBSCOhost Databases:
  • Encyclopedia of Nursing Research
  • Law for Nurses
  • Power of Ten

Ovid e-books:
  • Studying a Study & Testing a Test: Reading Evidence-Based Research

R2 Digital Library:
  • Introduction to Nursing Research
  • Quality and Safety in Nursing

Books

Access our library catalog to find books available in our collection. Reference and Reserve books may only be used in the Library. Circulating books may be checked out for 28 days. Reserve and circulating books require a valid Trocaire ID to be checked out. Books not available in our collection can be obtained through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan.

The Reserve collection contains several popular titles.

Reserve Books

The library has many of the popular textbooks for the BSN program. Listed below are a few titles.


*Reference and Reserve books may only be used in the Library with a valid Trocaire ID.

Newer Circulating Books



*Circulating books may be check out for 28 days with a valid Trocaire ID.

Streaming Videos & DVDs

Streaming Videos

Several Nursing related Streaming videos and clips are available at ProQuest Video Training Programs.


Streaming videos also have a direct link in the catalog.


You can also access the videos through:

  • Kanopy Films from PBS, Nevco, Criterion Collection, BBC, Medcom and more. Click on "Subject", "Health", and then "Nursing" to access hundreds of nursing-related videos.

DVDs

Several Nursing related DVDs are available in the Reserve collection or in Circulating collection of the library.

DVDs can be found in the catalog.

Websites for Nursing

National Center of Health Statistics

Statistics for a variety of health related resources from the Centers for Disease Control.


National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Center for nursing research, training and funding for nursing initiatives


New York State Department of Health

Statistics, professional licensing and health information


U.S. National Library of Medicine

Access to MedlinePlus, TOXNET, MeSH and other health related information and databases

Cindy Seitz, MLS

BSN, RN & LPN Subject Librarian
updated April 2018