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A guide for conducting nursing research at KUMC.
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Nursing Databases

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
What Is It: broad selection of nursing and allied health citations
Key Features: links to full-text if available, email alerts available

What Is It: searchable medical literature database covering selected international biomedical journals 
Information Provided: clinical and biomedical literature citations
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.
Information Provided: 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.

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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