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NUR 7005 - Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice: * Search Tips

A guide to help you locate the best evidence for clinical questions.

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The CENTER column contains videos and other content to help you with your search.  Please scroll down to see all available content. Links to the library databases are along the left side. For most clinical questions, it is important to search CINAHL and PubMed at mininum. If you have a psychology or mental health-related question/topic, it is also a good idea to search PsycINFO.

Database Links - Appropriate Databases for a Literature Review

When searching for individual research studies in healthcare, PubMed and CINAHL should be used. Google and Google Scholar are NOT sufficient for doing a good literature search in health care, although you can use Google Scholar to supplement your searches in subject specific databases.

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This column contains 2 videos and 1 PowerPoint file; all 3 are recommended.

Strategies for Effective Searching, Part 1 (length: 4:37)

Strategies for Effective Searching, Part 2 (length: 6:08)

The Right Tools for the Job - Literature Searching for Evidence-Based Practice

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