Nursng 212: Health Promotion and Teaching, sec. 7

This general education course introduces students to the principles
and practices of health promotion and health education. Students
will analyze environmental, sociocultural, economic, legal and interpersonal
variables affecting individual health behaviors and outcomes. The influence
of relationships among individuals, health care providers, and the health
care system on health outcomes is evaluated. Dominant models, theories,
and perspectives used to explain health behaviorwould be considered in relation
to evidence-based health promotion and health education strategies..
Eeffective communication skills will be emphasized..

Prof. Lee Ann Tata. College of Nursing and Health Sciences.617-287-7500

Louisa Tseng, Reference Librarian, Healey Library. 617-287-5924, HL-04-00013


From Minnesota State Dept. of Public Health

Healey Library Resources

Healey Library Home Page

This tab will link you to the universe of scholarship. This is where the depth and the breadth of human knowledge is found.

  • Healey Library offers print and electronic resources to the students and faculty of the UMB College of Nursing.& Health Sciences.
  • You can access to the Healey Library online catalog to find books, ebooks, videos. manuscripts. medias, and journals, by searching author, title, subject, keyword, or call number. Library location and availability of each item is given. Books are organized by Library of Congress Subject Headings as indicated by call numbers; RT is the number for nursing materials, while R includes all medicine.----

I. To Find Articles

A. Journal Articles for Nursing from the Selected Databases

CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health Literature
CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators, and
researchers. The database provides indexing for 1,737 journals, containing records dating back to 1982.
Tutorial for CINAHL Basic Searching
CINAHL Tutorial Guide
CINAHL Advanced Search
CINAHL Cited References
CINAHL Headings

Cochrane Collections Plus||
Go to Cochrane Collection Plus
Go to Cochrane Collection Plus
|| || Go to Cochrane Collection Plus ||

The Cochrane Collections Plus provides access to a collection of databases which focus on the effects of health
care and evidence based medical practice. The Cochrane Collections Plus contain the followings:
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED): Information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures
  • Health Technology Assessments (HTA): Information about completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR): Full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE): Abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials: Bibliography of journal articles and conference proceedings as well as other sources on controlled trials.

Online Tutorial for Cochrane Collections Plus From University of Kansas Dykes Library.

Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center covers medical, nutrition, and public health periodicals and health related reference
materials. It includes some full-text publications and updates daily.
Tutorial for Health Reference Center

MedlinePlus - Trusted health information for you
The National Library of Medicine's authoritative and current database of health information for consumers and
health professionals. Easy access for Health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
A database that focus on providing full-text articles from many of CINAHL journals.
Introduction to using ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

PubMed (Medline) (National Library of Medicine) 1966- present

PudMed covers the field of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the
PubMed Simple Suject search
Searching with the MeSH Database
Search PubMed by Journal Title
Retrieving Citation from a Journal Single Issue

PubMed (with links to UMass Boston Holdings)

PubMed (UMass Boston Holdings) provides direct links to online articles available through Healey Library.
Click on the UMB Online icon in the Abstract or Abstract Plus display options to access the online articles

B. Multidisciplianary Databases

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile ™ indexes and abstracts articles from a broad array of scholarly journals, popular magazines
and reference sources. Almost 13,000 journals are indexed including 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Academic OneFile Tutorial

Academic Search Premier
A multiple-subject database that also covers Nursing and Health Sciences from 1970- present. It gives citation,
abstract, and some full-text articles.
Two tutorials for Academic Search Premier: ASP Time Savers and ASP Visual Search

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses,
books, abstracts and articles as well as web images, video, news and maps.

Advanced Scholar Search

Science Direct (If you can not find the full-text article, here is your last resource)

ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials (flash-no audio)

2. Getting an Article

While some databases include the full text of articles, others only provide citations. Citations may include a link or
a "Find Text" icon||
Find Text
Find Text
Find Text
which will link you to the SFX page. For help getting an article, follow these steps:

3. Finding Books:

I. .Mass Department of Public Health's MassCHIP Database.

MassCHIP: Mass Community Health Information Profile

MassCHIP provides access to 36 health status, health outcome, program utilization, and demographic data
sets. 1.Instant Topics can supply information on Adolescents Report,Birth Defects,Cardiovascular
Health,Diabetes,Older Adults, Older Adults, Smoking and others in Massachusetts..
  • All users must go to the Download MassCHIP link , and be taken to the User License Agreement, and acknowledge that they have read it and agree to the stated terms before they will be able to download MassCHIP.

Library & Research Skills

Citation Guides & RefWorks

  • Citation Guides: Links to APA, MLA, Chicago Style Manual
    • RefWorks
      • RefWork is a web-based bibliographic management service that allows you to import citations from online databases and catalogs and then organize these citations within folders, automatically format them within papers and create instant bibliographies in a variety of styles.
      • RefWorks Tutorial
      • RefWorks Wiki - Includes information for UMass Boston users and Instructions for Transferring Citations into RefWorks.
      • RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
      RefWorks Workshops for Spring Semester for 2010; For using RefWorks to easily create a properly formatted paper with citations and bibliography!
      • When:
        • Tuesday, February 23: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
        • Wednesday, March 10: 12 - 1 p.m.
        • Thursday, March 25: 5-6 p.m.
        • Monday, April 5: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • Where
        • Healey Library, 4th floor, Center for Library Instruction, room 4/015

Online Reference Resources

Health Promotion related Websites

WiKi Resources for Nursing\

For Further Assistance