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NURS 200W: Principles of Nursing Research

Joan Humphrey

Getting Started

LionSearch can search for articles and more. It is a good place to start looking for information, however, pay attention to the TYPES of items you get back. There will be DVDs, movies, articles, peer-reviewed articles, magazine articles, books, e-books and more.

Nursing Databases

Researching Evidence Based Articles

Using the databases listed above, the best way for researching for both evidence based practices and randomized clinical trials on your topic. 

To do this, please use the following options

LionSearch:

  1. Make sure to put the phrases you use in quotation marks
  2. Example: "rotator cuff tears" and "physical therapy" and " evidence based practice" and "randomized trial"

 

CINAHL ADVANCED SEARCH Instructions:

  1. Scroll down to see all options
  2. Make sure to check "Evidence-based practice"
  3. Go back to the search boxes at the top and do your search, ex: "rotator cuff tears" and "physical therapy"

 

Proquest Nursing and Allied Health ADVANCED SEARCH Instructions

  1. First search box, type in the injury, ex: "rotator cuff tears"
  2. Second search box, type "evidence based practice"
  3. Third search box, type "physical therapy"