Research by Subject – OHIO University Libraries
  • How do I search PubMed more effectively?
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    PubMed is one of the best places to search for anything health and medical related. It is a big place with lots of articles so here are some tips to navigate and be more effective: Understand that PubMed has a built-in categories list (MeSH = Medical Subject Headings) that organizes all of the articles in … Continued

  • How do I find qualitative and quantitative nursing articles?
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    Key Tips: Qualitative Research- used to explore and understand people’s beliefs, experiences, attitudes, behavior and interactions perhaps through focus groups or in-depth interviews. It generates non- numerical data, ex. a patient’s description of their pain rather than a measure of pain. Often a case study, a survey, or interview Quantitative Research- generates numerical data or … Continued

  • What is evidence-based practice (EBP) or evidence-based medicine (EBM)?
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      “Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.” –Guyatt G, et al. Evidence-Based Medicine working Group. Evidence-based medicine. A new approach to teaching the practice of medicine. JAMA 1992; 268: 2420-5. “Evidence based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions … Continued

  • How do I find resources and information on business?
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    The Business Blog contains an array of resources to help you with company and :industry research. Here are the sections of the Business Blog: Business Cluster Guides Company and Industry Financial Ratios Company Research Industry Research International Business P.E.S.T. Analysis Research Spots Industry Sports Industry Also, you may want to get to know the Business Librarian, Chad … Continued

  • Opera in Video
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    To view individual operas in the Opera in Video series, search by both the opera title and the series title in ALICE.  For example, in an advanced keyword search, enter “don giovanni” in a search box, enter “opera in video” in another search box, and click “enter.”  In the results, open the chosen item and follow the … Continued

  • How do I find resources and information on public speaking?
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    The following course guide will help you locate library resources and information related to public speaking: COMS 1030: Public Speaking COMS 1030 instructors have their own page with suggestions for integrating information literacy into the course. In this guide you will find information on: Choosing or focusing a topic Getting background information News sources Finding… … Continued

  • How do I find resources and information on social work?
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    Some of my favorite Social Work resources: SocIndex – Find research articles Proquest Congressional – Find federal law history, amendments, etc. WAY easier Ohio Capitol Connection – Great for finding legal information and law for the state of Ohio The following Subject and Course Guides will help you locate MORE resources as well as TIPS for searching, … Continued

  • How do I find resources and information on the life sciences?
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    The following Subject and Course Guides will help you locate library resources and information on life sciences: Biological Sciences Environmental and Plant Biology Environmental Studies Geography: Biogeography and geomorphology PBIO 4180J: Writing for the Science Researcher (Wyatt) PBIO 4181J: Writing for Biologists (Wyatt) In these guides there is information on: How to find… Journal articles Books … Continued

  • How do I find resources and information on music and dance?
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    The following Subject Guides will help you locate library resources and information on music and dance: Dance Jazz History and Performance Music Education Music Performance: Brass Instruments Music Performance: Keyboard Instruments Music Performance: Stringed Instruments Music Performance: Woodwind Instruments Music Research Music Therapy Vocal Performance and Opera In these guides there is information on: Search … Continued

  • How do I find resources and information on philosophy and religion?
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    The following Subject and Course Guides will help you locate library resources and information on philosophy and world religions: Philosophy World Religions Buddhism CLWR 3310: Old testament CLWR 3320: New Testament Hinduism Islam In these guides there is information on: Search strategy How to find… Background information from encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, etc. Books, including primary texts … Continued

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