Go to our Library Homepage
Click on the Library Databases (Articles and eBooks)
Under "All Subjects" pull down the menu and choose "Health" or "Nursing"
Off-Campus Users: Enter your College Username and Password
On-Campus Users: You are taken directly to the list of databases
You will see that the "Best Bets" are
Look on the left-hand side for ways to limit your search to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed Journals).
Note: You can limit by date, too!
***First: Read Jennifer Raff's "How to Read and Understand a Scientific Article" ***
Scholarly articles are often very long. They can be 10, 20, maybe even 30 pages or more! Check out this video for tips on how to skim a scholarly article. This video is presented by the University of Tennesee Chatanooga Library's Online Workshop.
To formulate the search for evidence-based research answer these questions:
P - Patient/Population/Problem: such as age group, gender, ethnic group, disease or condition
I - Intervention/Issue: treatment, course of action, symptom
C - Comparison: alternative to compare with the intervention such another treatment, medication or test; not always necessary
O - Outcome: what you are measuring or hoping to accomplish
For example, the PICO for the question: Does having a CT scan as a child increase the risk of cancer?
P = children
I = CT scan
C = no comparison
O = cancer risk
Go to the Academic Search Complete database
Click on Advanced Search
Sample Advanced Search
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