- PROBLEM FORMULATION - which topic or field is being examined and what are the component issues? Broad searching - READ SOME STUFF
- LITERATURE SEARCH - finding materials relevant to the subject explored - Precise searching - READ CLOSELY
- DATA EVALUATION - determining which literature makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the topic. - Dissect and chart findings
- ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATIONS - discussing the findings and conclusions of pertinent literature - Summarize and communicate relevance
*Try search terms and use facets on left to narrow.
Subject specific databases:
ABI/Inform Complete Healthcare and hospital administration and bussiness literature
Applied Science & Technology Source Literature on
CINAHL Plus with Full-Text Most comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences
Cochrane Library - collection of databases that contain evidence for healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.
Environment Complete comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences
Natural Medicines - peer-reviewed, authoritative source for information on complementary and integrative therapies. It is composed of 10 different databases: Herbs, Supplements, & Functional Foods, Health & Wellness, Comparative Effectiveness, Charts & Tables, Medical Conditions, Sports Medicine, Genomics & Proteomics, Environment & Global Health, and Animal Health.
PubMed (MEDLINE) - The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE the premier database for biomedical journal citations
PsycINFO - literature in psychology and related disciplines such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.
Web of Science Large collection of science and social science topicsvincluding environmental science, pubic health literature.
Associate Professor / Nursing, Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian
If none of the time slots work for you or if there are none available, email me directly and suggest a date & time and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.
Evaluating literature chart (blank Windows doc)
Analyzing Sources & Literature Review tutorials:
Essential Elements of a Literature Review guide (UC Santa Cuz)
Conducting Literature Reviews - detailed guide (USC)
Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell Libraries)