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NS 205: RN to BS Program - Technology and Nursing Informatics

Database links, interactive tutorials, and handouts.

Website Evaluation

Use this Website Evaluation form to evaluate one site from the left column and one site from the right column.  Please review the websites based on the beginning letter of your last name.  Students whose last names beginning with A-D will review Arctic Health and Melatonin, etc.

 A-D Arctic Health Melatonin
 E-H OncoLink Visible Embryo
 I-L Lab Tests Medical Library   
 M-P MedlinePlus WebMD
 Q-Z Mayo Clinic  Everyday Health


Review the Academic Honesty site in preparation for your presentation.

Answer the following questions in the discussion board:

This week’s discussion is about copyright. The first two sites give a basic overview of copyright.  Copyright is complex and some lawyers make a living in just this arena. However, as the first site states, “the basics are very simple. Armed with some simple principles, you can save yourself from running afoul of copyright law.”

Fair use is a portion of the law that allows copyrighted material to be used – in specific circumstances. This sites helps you determine if your intended use complies:

Each question has its own thread.  Choose two of the following questions to discuss.

  1. Choose an entry from this timeline which demonstrates how technology and copyright are linked.  Share your thoughts on why this was a significant change to copyright law/guidelines.
  2. Item without the copyright symbol © are not protected and can be freely used.
  3. Discuss the difference between plagiarism and copyright. 
  4. What role has Disney played in US copyright law?
  5. All images on the Internet are free.  Review this library guide
    5a. What is the role of the Creative Commons?  
    5b. Click on the General Images tab and look for some freely accessible medical images.  Share your thoughts on this process.


Find three-five relevant articles on your topic using CINAHL.

Use the database features such as subject headings, subheadings, explode, peer review.

Use Boolean Operators (and, or)

Share your search strategy on the wiki.  Group feedback is encouraged.

Add at least three citations to RefWorks and post this bibliography in the wiki.

Describe the criteria you used to evaluate these articles.  Note if you used interlibrary loan.

Revise topic, if necessary,  Describe your new direction on the wiki.