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NURS 642

Clinical Management in Primary Health Care: Family NP II

Where do I start with Database Searching?

This short tutorial will introduce the basics of database searching!

Video used under a Creative Commons CC:BY license - How to Improve Your Search Terms (Brock Library)

What is PICO for literature searching?

This video will define PICO and how it is used.

Video used under a Creative Commons CC:BY license - Using PICO to Structure Your Literature Search by JWSLibrary (John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, University of Alberta)

Types of information and resources

What does it mean to refer to a resource by the terms PRIMARY and SECONDARY?

~ PRIMARY resource:  the author(s) collected or created the data / research presented

Examples: original research published in a peer reviewed journal, dissertation

Where?  PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Scholar, Government data (e.g. CDC web site and publications e.g. MMWR)

~ SECONDARY resource: the author(s) summarized, analyzed or synthesized the research of others

Examples: literature review, systematic review, organization web sites (see link below), clinical point of care tools

Where?  Databases listed above, Google, Wikipedia, Up to Date, Dynamed

~ How do I know an article is from a peer reviewed journal?

Ulrichsweb is an easy to search source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more.