Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

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Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Education News

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What is new at your school of nursing?

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Nursing Education Perspectives

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Nursing Literature

Eighteen studies covering general nursing and 16 specialty areas, including nursing education, have been published as a supplement to the April 2006 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. The project is a collaborative effort of the Task Force on Mapping the Nursing Literature of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources section of the MLA. An overview is presented in "Mapping the Literature of Nursing: 1996-2000," authored by Peg Alien, library consultant, Susan Kaplan Jacobs, New York University, and June Levy, CINAHL Information Systems.

Each study followed a common protocol. Citations from source journals were analyzed for a three-year period. The analysis included cited formats, age, and ranking of frequency of cited journal titles. Frequently cited journals were analyzed for coverage in 12 health sciences and academic databases. Describing their research as a "snapshot in time," the authors state that the findings underscore the interdisciplinary nature of nursing as a profession and point to the need to search multiple sources when researching nursing topics. They recommend that current database coverage lists be consulted to verify the most recent indexing status of cited journal titles. …

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