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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.: 8 votes (8.7%)
Average: 44 votes (47.83%)
Starting out: 37 votes (40.22%)
In the card catalog era: 3 votes (3.26%)
Total Votes: 92

Question 2

The library provides clinical and scholarly resources that are otherwise not available to you . . .
True: 88 votes (95.65%)
False: 4 votes (4.35%)
Total Votes: 92

Question 3

I have no fear of being accused of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
Yes! I'm ready to be published.: 2 votes (2.27%)
I would need to double check.: 73 votes (82.95%)
Probably not.: 13 votes (14.77%)
Total Votes: 88

Question 4

I search for various levels of EBP . . .
Frequently: 24 votes (26.09%)
Sometimes: 43 votes (46.74%)
Rarely: 18 votes (19.57%)
Never: 7 votes (7.61%)
Total Votes: 92

Question 5

I feel confident with my skills in PubMed, CINAHL and other databases ___% of the time.
100%: 3 votes (3.26%)
75%: 31 votes (33.7%)
50%: 31 votes (33.7%)
25%: 27 votes (29.35%)
Total Votes: 92

Question 6

My evidence-based practice searching skills are ready to be applied to patient care.
Yes: 42 votes (45.65%)
No: 50 votes (54.35%)
Total Votes: 92

Question 7

You have 5 minutes to answer a clinical question. Which resource should you use?
Google: 21 votes (23.08%)
PubMed: 29 votes (31.87%)
UpToDate: 37 votes (40.66%)
Other: 4 votes (4.4%)
Total Votes: 91

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 (2.27%)
Sometimes: 38 votes (43.18%)
Rarely: 28 votes (31.82%)
What???: 20 votes (22.73%)
Total Votes: 88

Question 8

I use Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley, or another citation management software programs . . .
All the time: 7 votes (7.07%)
Sometimes: 8 votes (8.08%)
I used a program once before: 18 votes (18.18%)
Never: 66 votes (66.67%)
Total Votes: 99