Topics coming to us this past week include:
- Teff Flour
- Motivational Interviewing
- Common Core
- League of Nations
And, an in-depth look at some conversations we’ve had via IM, in person, through email, or over the phone:
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.
This Week in Reference: July 13 - 19, 2014