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A guide for conducting nursing research at KUMC.
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide is to provide you with important and key nursing information sources. This guide will help you find information both available by Dykes Library and available on the Web for free. Click on the tabs above to explore the pages in this guide and to find out more information about these topics. Remember, contact me with questions!


Key Nursing Databases

These databases are your best bet for finding articles related to nursing.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

What Is It: broad selection of nursing and allied health journal articles and health care content
Key Features: links to full-text if available, email alerts available

What Is It: search-able medical literature database covering selected international biomedical journals 
Key Features: links to online full-text, clinical queries, email alerts are available

What Is It:
compiled by the American Psychological Association, contains summaries of journal literature, dissertations and technical reports in psychology and related disciplines.
Key Features: create an account, email alerts available

What Is It:
the world's largest source of education information. It is sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education
Key Features: comprehensive, easy-to-use, full-text database, hundreds of records added each week

Google Scholar
What Is It: an excellent tool for finding information about health care and other academic disciplines.
Key Features: add KUMC to your Google Scholar account to search and connect with our holdings

For a complete list, see Dykes Library databases


Quiz: My health sciences library experience is . . .


The library provides clinical and scholarly resources that are otherwise not available to you . . .


I have no fear of being accused of plagiarism or copyright infringement.


I search for various levels of EBP . . .


I feel confident with my skills in PubMed, CINAHL and other databases ___% of the time.


My evidence-based practice searching skills are ready to be applied to patient care.


You have 5 minutes to answer a clinical question. Which resource should you use?


When I use a database, I know its scope of content. I know how many items are included, what subjects are covered, what types of resources are included, the publisher's bias, etc.


I use Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, or another citation management software programs . . .


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