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Nursing Research Guide

Research Databases

 

 

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Recommended Databases

Access LSC-Montgomery Library's research databases to search for articles, ebooks, images and film. Databases are grouped by subject, such as Health and Medicine to expedite your research.

Additional Web Databases

Web databases that are open to public. NOTE: If you see a price to view full text, ask a librarian to request that the article be sent free from another library via interlibrary loan.

What is evidence-based research?

Information that is evidence-based involves material that is quantative rather than theoretical or qualitative. Medical professionals depend on evidence-based research in order to make the right decisions for patient care.

In defining evidence-based research, the information is based on sound research rather than an individual's viewpoint. As students preparing for professional positions in the medical field, this requires to you evaluate the resources that are available. These unbiased articles show extensive data and information that was observed so that the researcher can formulate their own conclucions.

 

Tips for locating: CINAHL database contains "Evidence-Based Care Sheets" covering a wide span of topics in nursing and allied health. 


In other databases, look for limiters within that let you control "research-based," "scholarly," "academic," or "peer-reviewed" literature. Also, ask a librarian.