Reflective & Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

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Scholarly articles can be found in the LibSearch catalogue on the library website or the library's databasesThe first step is to build a search statement with keywords, Boolean operators, and fields:

 

  • Use concrete and neutral words.
  • NEVER type more the 1-2 terms in a search box. Go to the Advanced Search page to separate keywords into multiple boxes.
  • If you are not finding what you need, try to change or add keywords.
  • Use limiters on the left-hand or right-hand side of the screen to refine results.
  • Choose a field from the drop-down menu next to the search box to narrow results. 
  • Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and truncation (*) to expand and narrow results. 

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