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A guide for locating nursing information resources for nursing education, practice and research.

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Searching for Qualitative and Quantitative Studies and the Basic Search Process

Basic Search for Qualitative Studies in CINAHL

Basic Search for Quantitative Studies in CINAHL

Also consider using specific text words in your search such as: ethnograph*, phenomenol*,  grounded theor*, purposive sample, hermeneutic*, heuristic*, semiotics, lived experience*, narrative*, life experiences, cluster sample, observational method*, content analysis, field stud*, theoretical sample, discourse analysis, focus group*, interview, ethnomethodolog*

Searching for Qualitative Studies in PubMed

Search Process 

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Drug Information

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Cross-Searchable Databases (Books, journals, patient education, practice guidelines)