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Transcultural Nursing Assignment - Reminders


  1. Check the library’s Reserve Materials on the library’s upper level, behind the Service Desk, for books or other information on transcultural nursing.


  1. Page through the Journal of Transcultural Nursing in the library’s collection of periodicals in paper or electronic format. The newest paper issue is in a plastic binder with the other new periodicals, just beyond the Service Desk. Older paper issues are in the Media/Periodicals room behind the Service Desk.


  1. At the library’s website, click on Start Your Research Here and then on Find Articles & More. Search the Health Source: Nursing, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, PubMed, ProQuest, PsychArticles, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Religion and Philosophy, and NetLibrary online databases, among others, for the terms below. Consider all word forms for your culture: e.g., china, chinese


(pregnancy or childbirth or birth) and (china or Chinese)


If you are really desperate:

(pregnancy or prenatal or fetal or childbirth or birth or delivery or obstetric or obstetrics or postpartum or perinatal) and (china or chinese)


  1. When you find documents in the online databases, look in their abstracts and titles to get ideas for related terms. Also look on the database’s results screen for suggested topics. Search again using these terms or topics.


  1. Search the WorldCat database for books and other items that you can request through Interlibrary Loan.                           
  2. At the library’s website, use these terms to search for books and audiovisual materials in the library catalog:

transcultural nursing

transcultural medical care


  1. Look in the table of contents and index of your book for your specific culture.


  1. When you find a good article or book, look at the References list at the end for additional suitable resources. To see if and where the library has the full text of those articles, go to the library's homepage, click on Start Your Research Here and then on Full-Text Periodicals: E & Print. Search for the title of the periodical where your article appears.
  2. Ask a Librarian for assistance!

b.balas, lccc library, 09-15-11


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