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NURS_DNP/PhD School of Nursing Library Instruction Session Fall 2023

Comprehensive Literature Review


  • Identify, analyze, and summarize the relevant research literature about a specific topic  ​

  • Introduction to published journal articles (Background)​

  • Introduction to master’s or PhD theses​

  • Conducted before undertaking any new scientific research project​

  • Establish what is currently known about a topic and to evaluate the strength of the evidence upon which that knowledge is based; identify implications for clinical practice and identify gaps in the research​

  • Should search multiple literature databases​