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Nursing Research Guide   Tags: nursing  

A guide for conducting nursing research at KUMC.
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Julie Hartwell
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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

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    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
  • PubMed
    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
  • PsycINFO 1887-Current
    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
  • ERIC
    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
  • All 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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