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Research Resources

Searching for Articles on Your Clinical Question or Situtation

Select the key concepts from your clinical question or situation to conduct initial searches.

Follow the Key List of Electronic Resources to identify appropriate databases to search for your articles. You can find this box under the Finding Articles tab (above) in the Nursing LibGuide.

Having difficulty conducting searches that reveal relevant sources? Its all about the terms and how you structure the search. 

Look at your question again.  Focus your search on thepatient issues or symptoms and condition.

Look for a way to identify terms used to describe your topic from within the tool you are using, i.e. Subjects, Descriptors. Medical Subjects are typically identified by the acronym MeSH.

Use the Medical Subject Headings tool (link below) to identify standard medical terms used to describe your topic.

Credible Sources: Scholarly/Popular/Peer Reviewed

Credible articles should have certain characteristics...