Suggested nursing databases:
CINAHL Complete is a comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences.
Cochrane Library A collection of databases that contain evidence for healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.
PubMed (MEDLINE) The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations.
Medline via Web of Science
You can also MEDLINE using the Web of Science database which some people find easier.
Scopus Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers.
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- Problem formulation - which topic or field is being examined and what are the component issues?
- Literature search - finding materials relevant to the subject explored
- Data evaluation - determining which literature makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the topic
- Analysis and interpretations - discussing the findings and conclusions of pertinent literature
Bonnel, W. E., & Smith, K. V. (2014). Proposal writing for nursing capstones and clinical projects. New York: Springer.
Taylor, D. B. (2014). Writing skills in nursing and healthcare: A guide to completing successful dissertations and theses. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Beins, B. (2012). APA style simplified: Writing in psychology, education, nursing, and sociology (1st;1; ed.). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Oermann, M. H., & Hays, J. C. (2016). Writing for publication in nursing (Third ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
Taylor, D. B. (2014). Writing skills in nursing and healthcare SAGE Publications.
Essential Elements of a Literature Review guide (UC Santa Cuz)
Conducting Literature Reviews - detailed guide (USC)
How to Write a Literature Review - Nursing Education Expert
Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell Libraries)
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