Category Archives: English

Bibliographic Management Software

Having a complete, correct record of citations saves time and avoids frustration if
you want to locate resources at a later date. You might be interested in using
computer software—called bibliographic management software—that is designed
to record and organize your citations.
Bibliographic management software allows you to keep track of citations by
creating a personal database of references. Records can be created for books,
journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, art work, recordings, Web pages,
letters, manuscripts, etc. These records can be entered manually or imported
directly from many library catalogs and commercial databases.
Once a record is in the database, you can search for all records on a specific
subject or by a certain author, create bibliographies of all or selected records,
and format references in a specific bibliographic style while using word
processing software.
Although there are many different bibliographic management software products,
Thomson ISI ResearchSoft produces the three that are most popular amongst
academic researchers: EndNote, ProCite and Reference Manager. To find out
more about them, you can visit:
http://www.endnote.com/
http://www.procite.com/
http://www.refman.com/
http://www.refworks.com

Computers in Nursing: Bridges to the Future

by Linda Q Thede, PhD, RN
Nurses and computers are increasingly becoming partners in health care. This comprehensive introduction to computers provides a foundation in computer basics and applications to nursing education and practice. It seeks to prepare students to use computers in their careers as learners and provide concepts that the future nurse will use in clinical practice.

Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities & Challenges

by Linda Q Thede, PhD, RN

This comprehensive introduction to informatics provides a solid foundation for nurses using computers to perform their professional duties. The text is divided into five units. Unit 1 provides an overview of the benefits of nursing informatics and a review of computer hardware and software characteristics and uses. Unit 2 covers communication with computers, including introductions to the Internet and the World Wide Web. This unit also includes chapters on Internet use by health care consumers and the current and future role of telehealth in medical practice. Unit 3 discusses word processing, working with numbers, presentation software, and databases. Unit 4 and 5 covers nursing informatics as a specialty, nursing information systems, and current issues and challenges facing nursing informatics.