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Nursing Online Library Training

Lessons for learning about the Good Library and its various resources and services for online nursing students.

Instructions

  1. Log in to the video lesson software EDpuzzle with Google, using your Goshen College e-mail address
  2. Read the following section Nursing Online Library Training -- Contacting a Research Librarian
  3. Complete the activity Research Question Request to a Librarian

Lesson -- Contacting a Research Librarian

In the previous sections of library training you have learned about the different resources available to you through the Goshen College Library as a online student.  As a online student you are able to access the exact same resources as on campus students.  A resource that is perhaps as important as the books and articles available to you is the research librarian.  

    

 

Librarians can serve as an invaluable resource as you journey through your academic program.  They can assist in finding specific resources, as well as serving as a research coach, helping with focusing topics and talking through research questions.  Librarians can also help with citations, including in text citations, reference pages, and using citation generator tools.

While you may not be able to visit the research librarian at the Ask Desk in person on the Goshen you can contact us through various other means.

  • E-mail: e-mail the librarians individually or through our shared email library@goshen.edu
  • Live Help: librarians at the Ask Desk are available through virtual chat.  Click on the Live Help links at the library website We are online, click to chat
  • Phone: call the librarians individually or through our front desk number (574) 535-7427

Activity -- Nursing Library Instruction -- Contacting a Research Librarian

In this course your are writing about nursing issues important to you.  Librarians can assist you in finding the best resources available to you about this and other nursing related issues.  

For this lesson, contact a research librarian by e-mailing library@goshen.edu with a nursing issue that you plan to write about in this course.  Ask the librarian what available resources are available on this issue, specifically for

  • one book
  • one nursing research article

One of the Goshen College librarians will respond back to you with a answer.  Once completed, forward the email conversation with the librarian onto your instructor.