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Rush Medical College Capstone Course

This guide has been developed to support independent learning and research. The skills outlined in this guide are applicable to the research you need to complete as a student and throughout your career.

Overview of Library Orientation

In this guide you will learn how to:

  • access the library's electronic resources off-campus.
  • effectively search the libraries electronic databases using controlled vocabulary (i.e. MeSH, CINAHL headings, and other thesauri).
  • import and cite your reference in RefWorks Citation Manager.

You will learn what resources and services are available to you as student in the RUSH Medical College.

How to Use this Guide

This guide has been designed in order to assist you with using resources in the Library of the RUSH University Medical Center. Begin with Module 1, which reviews where items are located on the Library's website and how to access them. Module 2, provides step by step instruction for constructing an effective literature search in our most frequently used databases (i.e. Ovid, PubMed, and Scopus). Module 3, will provides information you need to organize your references, generate your in-text citations, and create a bibliography using RefWorks. Module 4, reviews how to choose a journal for publication.



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