Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly materials such as journal articles, research reports, dissertations and theses, preprints, technical reports, patents, manuscripts in preparation, working papers and many other document types.
Remember, Google's goal is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, but researchers need to learn to critically evaluate research materials.
Some Google Scholar Tips:
Save your search to re-run later
Just copy the URL at the top of Google Scholar search results page and save it for later use.
Search the ‘cited by’ articles
By clicking on the “cited by” link under a citation, you can check to see what articles cited your article of interest, and then search that collection for your terms.
Create alerts to keep up with new research on your topic
On the left side of the search results page, click on the “Create alert” link, and follow the instructions to have alerts sent to you via email.
Customize Google Scholar for use with your citation manager
You can also set your preferences on the Scholar Settings page to add a link to your citation manager (EndNote,RefWorks, Zotero, etc.) under "Bibliographic Manager", so that each citation will have a "Import into" link as well.
Customize Google Scholar to show OHSU full text content (not necessary on campus)
When you do a search in Google Scholar, you get a list of citations. You'll also get links to the full text if the article is from an open access journal, if the researcher posted the article on her/his website or if you’ve configured your Google Scholar settings to show OHSU content (see below). If you're on campus, Google Scholar will identify your IP address and automatically show you links to OHSU content.
- From the Scholar Settings page, choose "Library Links":
- Then search for, and add, "Oregon Health and Science University"
- Now your search results will include the "Find it at OHSU" link to full text if the OHSU Library subscribes to that journal electronically (example below).
An A to Z list of acronyms & abbreviations
- Auscultation Assistant
A side developed to help students appreciate the different audio characteristics of heart murmurs and breath sounds
- Cardiac Examination
Heart Sounds: This online program focuses on the four common valvar lesions in the left heart.
Provides the equivalent of classroom lectures and demonstrations with the use of the latest web-based multimedia technology.
- Care Plans
- ECRI Guidelines Trust
A free clinical guidelines aggregator. Requires creation of a personal account.
- Heart Sounds & Murmurs
Texas Heart Institute -Presents auscultation of various heart sounds as they relate to the anatomy, physiology, and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
- Heart Sounds & Murmurs
University of Washington - Demonstration of heart sounds and murmurs
- Lab Tests on Line
- Lung Sounds
A variety of normal and abnormal lung sounds from University of California, Davis
- Medical Terminology Online course
- Virtual Pediatric Hospital
- Wound Care Network
- Last Updated: Sep 14, 2022 2:28 PM
- URL: https://libguides.ohsu.edu/nursing
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