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NUR 3165 - Nursing Research: Practice 1

This Libguide is designed to help UCF Nursing students enrolled in NUR3165 identify, understand, and effectively use relevant electronic sources, including eBooks and article databases.

Practice Exercise 1 - Finding eBooks Using QuickSearch

Finding eBooks using QuickSearch 

1. Access QuickSearch (formerly known as OneSearch) by using the search box on the library home page: If accessing the library through Canvas, click on UCF Library Tools then UCF Libraries Homepage. Note: To access all of the full text, you will need to login from off-campus by entering your NID and NID password when prompted.

2. Let's pretend we are searching for eBooks related to sample size in nursing research. Type nursing research in the main search box and click Search.


One the next page, click on the Advanced Search link, then type sample size in the second box. Change the field to TX All Text Fields. (Hint: try TX All Text Fields to search beyond the regular fields such as the title, subject headings and table of contents and retrieves results with the term anywhere within the full text of an eBook).


Click Search. You should retrieve about 60,000 - 65,000 results.

On the left hand side of the screen under Refine Your Results, change the publication date to 2009 to 2016. Click Update.

On the left hand panel under Source Types, click on Show More.

Check the eBooks box. Click Update.

Find and click on the title, Evaluating research for evidence based practice.” 

Look at the Table of Contents (left column).

1. What is the title of Chapter 6?

a. Nursing Research

b. Experiments in Nursing

c. Evaluation of Middle-Range Theories

Note: If the chapters in an ebook are not plainly visible, click on the +signs next to each Part.

Scroll up to the section labeled Most Relevant Pages From This eBook.

         2. What are two pages listed that contain the term "Sample Size"?

a. 51

b. 79

c. 320

d. 148

To view the entire eBook online, click on PDF Full Text.  Note: In consideration of the other nursing students using this practice exercise, please do not download this ebook offline.

When finished, go back to the Detailed Record (left hand side) and then click on the University of Central Florida Libraries link on the upper right hand side to stay logged in.


Answers for Practice Exercise 1