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NURS5205 Evidence Based Practice for the Advanced Generalist Nurse Spring 2024


Databases for Evidence Based Practice

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature). 

  • Covers all the major nursing journals
  • Limit Results: Publication Date, Peer-Reviewed, Research, Core Nursing Journal Subset, English Language, Age Groups, etc.
  • Use the Cite feature to format reference in APA, but requires some editing
  • Best bet for finding articles for your research papers or for patient care topics

PubMed/MEDLINE.   1940s- Present.  

  • Premier resource for access to international literature on medicine, nursing, and the allied health fields.
  • Click on the Databases tab, then locate PubMed in the alphabetical list to access full-text articles at SLU.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)

  • CDSR contains full text of regularly updated systematic reviews of healthcare effects on major clinical topics.