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Library Orientation for Nursing

This information is focused toward nurses conducting research via the Emory Libraries

About this Orientation

This orientation has four sections, each with an optional scored quiz. You may take the tutorial in one sitting or complete parts of the tutorial at your own pace. As a whole, the tutorial takes about 60-90 minutes to complete.

  • Use the menu on the left to navigate through the sections.
  • Use the arrows at the bottom of each page to navigate forward or backwards.
  • Following the sections in order will help with understanding and completing the quizzes.
  • At the end of each assessment you can print and/or save a copy of a Completion Certificate that shows your name, score and when you took the quiz, which you may forward to your instructor.
  • You can take each assessment more than once if needed.

Remember these tips

1. Always start from the library's databases to access our subscriptions.  Look for the  button for fulltext options. 

2. Download LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a free plugin that helps you access fulltext articles. Download the LibKey Nomad browser plugin for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Choose "Emory University" from the drop-down list when asked to select your institution. Once it knows you're affiliated with Emory, LibKey Nomad checks the web page of the article you're viewing to see if it's available at Emory. If it is, you'll see a graphic in your browser window that looks like this:

LibKey Nomad

3.  Bookmark the Library website and the health sciences journals A-Z list.

4. Start using a Citation Management system

Citation managers, also called bibliographic management software, can save time by:

  • Keeping track of reference sources
  • Downloading citations from article databases or book catalogs
  • Automatically formatting bibliographies in MS Word
  • Creating bibliographies in different publication styles

The Emory Libraries support EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley and offer workshops.