Topics coming to us this past week include:
And, an in-depth look at some conversations weve had via
IM, in person, through email, or over the phone:
- Teff Flour
- Motivational Interviewing
- Common Core
- League of Nations
This Week in Reference, July 13-19, 2014
A student was writing a literature
review on diagnosing postpartum depression, and needed specific information
about the validity of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale in different
languages. The librarian started with HaPI (Health and Psychosocial
Instruments), linked from the Nursing & Medicine Research Guide.
Next, they worked through some useful searches in CINAHL, Health Source, and
PsycINFO. The librarian also suggested searching for articles about
language problems in relation to research instruments in general, and then applying
those general findings to language issues specific to the one instrument.
Terms like interpretation and translation were also very useful.
A question came through IM about
the relationship between commute time and college GPA. The librarian
pointed the student toward the databases ERIC, Education Complete and others,
searching with the subject heading "commuting
students" and "GPA" or "Grade Point Average" or "Academic Success."