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Nursing Research Guide

A guide for conducting nursing research at KUMC.

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Question 1

Quiz: My health sciences library experience is . . .
Very Extensive. I am comfortable with library technologies and resources.: 7 votes (7.69%)
Average: 44 votes (48.35%)
Starting out: 37 votes (40.66%)
In the card catalog era: 3 votes (3.3%)
Total Votes: 91

Question 2

The library provides clinical and scholarly resources that are otherwise not available to you . . .
True: 87 votes (95.6%)
False: 4 votes (4.4%)
Total Votes: 91

Question 3

I have no fear of being accused of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
Yes! I'm ready to be published.: 1 votes (1.15%)
I would need to double check.: 73 votes (83.91%)
Probably not.: 13 votes (14.94%)
Total Votes: 87

Question 4

I search for various levels of EBP . . .
Frequently: 23 votes (25.27%)
Sometimes: 43 votes (47.25%)
Rarely: 18 votes (19.78%)
Never: 7 votes (7.69%)
Total Votes: 91

Question 5

I feel confident with my skills in PubMed, CINAHL and other databases ___% of the time.
100%: 2 votes (2.2%)
75%: 31 votes (34.07%)
50%: 31 votes (34.07%)
25%: 27 votes (29.67%)
Total Votes: 91

Question 6

My evidence-based practice searching skills are ready to be applied to patient care.
Yes: 41 votes (45.05%)
No: 50 votes (54.95%)
Total Votes: 91

Question 7

You have 5 minutes to answer a clinical question. Which resource should you use?
Google: 21 votes (23.33%)
PubMed: 28 votes (31.11%)
UpToDate: 37 votes (41.11%)
Other: 4 votes (4.44%)
Total Votes: 90

Question 8

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.
All the time: 2 votes (2.3%)
Sometimes: 37 votes (42.53%)
Rarely: 28 votes (32.18%)
What???: 20 votes (22.99%)
Total Votes: 87

Question 8

I use Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, or another citation management software programs . . .
All the time: 7 votes (7.14%)
Sometimes: 8 votes (8.16%)
I used a program once before: 18 votes (18.37%)
Never: 65 votes (66.33%)
Total Votes: 98