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NURSING: Nursing Research Resources

Evidence-Based Research

Claims or Evidence?


Types of sources: Blogs, news, leisure, peer-reviewed research, etc.

 

Evaluate these sources: How do you know if a source is authoritative, accurate, or suitable for citing?


Levels of Evidence

Levels of evidence-based research worksheet

Find Journal Articles

Use these health & medical library databases to find different peer reviewed journal articles:
 
Publicly available databases:
  • PMC (PubMed Central)
    • Limit by date
    • Automatic APA citation
    • Fulltext access to 6 million articles
  • Google Scholar
    • Fulltext is only available if there is a link on the right side
    • Settings Library Links > Add Kapiolani Community College
    • Limit by date
    • Automatic APA citation
    • Use Cited By and Related Articles to expand your results
  • MedlinePlus: Patient-education resources.

Help Guides:

Finding journal articles
Reading scholarly journal articles
Following citations to find articles

Search the Library & Beyond

Websites

Click on individual links below, or search them all at once by using the search bar below.

ANA American Nurses Association
ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses
International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics for Nurses
HIPAA Health Information Privacy
NLN National League for Nursing
CDC: National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Nurses on the Net
Lippincott's Nursing Center
 

 

How do I search smarter in Google?
Try limiting your search by date or domain (site:.edu or site:.gov) to get a more targeted search. See the video below for more tips or check out this cheat sheet

 

Videos

Use Films on Demand to find videos on:
  • Diseases, Disorders & Disabilities
  • Health Care and Treatment
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Health & Medicine