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LIBRARY GUIDE TO NRS 8671 - Advanced Scientific Methods for EBP

Searching for Literature
Primary nursing databases for searching evidence-based literature:

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Complete
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is a full-text database for nursing and allied health journals from 1937 to present. Includes access to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, magazines, pamphlets, evidence-based care sheets, books, and research instruments. How to Export to RefWorks / CINAHL Virtual Workshop / CINAHL tutorials

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Cochrane Library
This is a collection of databases that contain evidence for healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials. How to export to Refworks.

Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)
The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations. PubMed dates back to 1946 and includes more than 32 million citations in medicine, nursing, allied health, and dentistry. PubMed also includes citations from PubMed Central and the NCBI Bookshelf. Tutorial videos: Basics of Searching / Identifying Search Terms / Building a Search

Broader databases for searching evidence-based literature:

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff 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. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities. It also contains tools that track, analyze and visualize scholarly work.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO
Need articles in psychology or counseling? Use PsycINFO! It's a great resource and is published by the American Psychological Association. How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff EMBase
Comprehensive coverage of the preclinical, medical and pharmacological sciences. Strong in the European literature, EMBase includes 2,000 not currently covered by Medline.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel Alt-Health Watch
Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness are included here. Many articles are available full-text. Thanks to MeL. How to export Alt-Health Watch to RefWorks

View entire list of Nursing related databases

View Database characteristics chart 
Books & ebooks
Free downloadable textbook - Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

Examples of nursing titles in library:

Evidence-based nursing: the research-practice connection / Sarah Jo Brown.Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014.

Nursing research: reading, using, and creating evidence / Janet Houser. Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2015.

Reading research: a user-friendly guide for nurses and other health professionals / Barbara Davies, Jo Logan. Mosby Elsevier, c2008.
EBP Quality of Evidence Chart

Library Contact
Picture: Mariela Hristova

Mariela Hristova
Associate Professor, Nursing Librarian

Available for research consultations by appointment. Consultations are virtual in Google Meet.

Schedule an Appointment



Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

APA 7th Edition
APA 7 style and grammar guidelines
Summary of the official guidelines

APA 7 style guide and tips
Detailed guide from Excelsior OWL

Sample APA papers and templates
Shows detailed formatting with comments

APA Manual 
Available for shared use only in Kresge Library
Literature Review Tutorials
Analyzing Sources & Literature Review tutorials:
Essential Elements of a Literature Review guide (UC Santa Cuz)
Conducting Literature Reviews - detailed guide (USC)
Writing Help

The Writing Center at Oakland University will assist developing their ideas into polished final products. The Center's services are in high demand so be sure to plan ahead when scheduling an appointment.


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